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Call for conference proposals

Department of Language Studies, Umeå university

We are happy to announce the first international conference at Umeå on the theme of young children learning second and foreign languages.

Early Language Learning: Theory and Practice in 2014
Umeå: 12th -14th June, 2014

The conference focuses on early second and foreign language learning in school contexts, reviewing contemporary challenges for young children, aged 3-12 years, learning languages in many different school contexts worldwide. This specialist conference offers opportunities for researchers, language teachers, language advisers and policy makers to develop links and establish networks, helping to expand the pool of research expertise in this field.

Confirmed plenary speakers:
Dr Annie Hughes, York University, UK
Prof. Marianne Nikolov, Pecs University, Hungary
Prof Jelena Mihaljevic Djigunovic, Zagreb University, Croatia
Assoc Prof Goto Yuko Butler, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia

An innovative programme including practical workshops for teachers, PhD Master classes, research presentations, poster displays, colloquia, round table events and publishers’ exhibition.

Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Colloquia and Poster proposals are also welcomed. Deadline for colloquia proposals: Sunday October 27th 2013. Deadline for papers and poster presentations: Sunday November 24th 2013

Conference team: Janet Enever, Gun Lundberg, Eva Lindgren

Submitted by Educational Linguistics list