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Faculty of Philology,
State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland,
 
Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts
Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland
 
and
 
Institute of English Studies, Faculty of Philology
University of Łódź, Poland
 
are happy to announce sixth international conference:
 
Classroom-oriented research: Towards effective learning and teaching
 
Konin, October 12th-14th, 2015
 
CALL FOR PAPERS


Conference Program

 
  • THEME
The conference will be devoted to various aspects of broadly-understood classroom-oriented research and provide a forum for disseminating latest research findings in this area, which is critical for foreign and second language pedagogy. In particular, it will focus on the ways of enhancing the effectiveness of learning and teaching foreign languages in institutional settings. The event will be of relevance not only to academics, researchers, teacher educators and material writers, but also to language teachers wishing to enhance their instructional practices.
 
  • ORGANIZERS
The event will be organized by Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland, Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland, and Institute of English Studies, Faculty of Philology, University of Łódź, Poland. The organizing team is headed by prof. Mirosław Pawlak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz) – Chair, prof. Ewa Waniek-Klimczak (University of Łódź) – Co-Chair, and dr Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak (Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz) – Co-Chair.
 
  • PLENARY SPEAKERS
The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:
 prof. Adriana Biedroń (Pomeranian University in Słupsk)
 prof. Andrew Cohen (Emeritus, University of Minnesota)
 prof. Terry Lamb (University of Sheffield)
 prof. Diane Larsen-Freeman (University of Michigan)
 prof. Peter MacIntyre (Cape Breton University)
 prof. Carmen Muñoz (University of Barcelona)
 prof. Rebecca Oxford (Emerita, University of Maryland)
 
  • ABSTRACT SUBMISSION
We welcome contributions related to the theme of the conference in the form of papers (20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion), workshops (60 minutes) and posters which could, among other things, focus on the following areas:
 theoretical foundations of classroom-oriented research;
 teaching language skills and subsystems;
 developing intercultural competence in the language classroom;
 individual differences and language learning and teaching;
 learner autonomy and language learning strategies;
 content and language integrated learning;
 classroom interaction and management;
 teachers’ knowledge and beliefs;
 teacher education;
 coursebooks and materials;
 syllabus design;
 assessing second language knowledge;
 methodology of classroom-oriented research;
 disseminating the findings of classroom-oriented research.
 
Abstracts of papers and workshops in the range of 250-300 words should be submitted by e-mail to Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript. by May 31st, 2015. The proposals should include the title, name, affiliation, e-mail address and a short biographical note, about 60-80 words in length. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by June 30th, 2015.
 
  • PUBLICATION OF PAPERS
After the conference selected papers will be published in a peer-reviewed volume and the journals Studies in Second Language Learning and Teaching or Konin Language Studies. Further information concerning the publication as well as the submission guidelines will be sent after the conference.
VENUE
The venue for the event will be the Conference Center of State School of Higher Professional Education in Konin, Poland at Popiełuszki 4 St., where all the plenary and parallel sessions will be held, and meals and refreshments will be served.
 
  • REGISTRATION AND CONFERENCE FEE
All the participants are requested to return the registration form and pay the conference fee by August, 31st, 2015. The fee, which covers organization costs, conference materials, lunches and refreshments is 450 PLN for Polish participants and 160 euro for participants from other countries. We will be able to refund 50% of the fee before September 20th, 2015 and after that date no refunds will be possible. The fee should be transferred to the following bank account (bank transfer charges are the responsibility of the payer):
 
Państwowa Wyższa Szkoła Zawodowa w Koninie
Ul. Przyjaźni 1
62-510 Konin
Kredyt Bank SA
BIC (SWIFT) CODE: KRDBPLPW
IBAN number: PL 65 1500 1461 1214 6004 7669 0000

The title of the payment: Classroom-oriented research 2015 + name of the participant
The registration form is attached as a separate document.
 
ACCOMMODATION
The participants are requested to book their own accommodation in the Konin Hotel which has consented to offer a discount on its regular room rates:
 
HOTEL “KONIN”
Al. 1 Maja 13
62-510 Konin, Poland tel. + 48 63 243 76 00
fax + 48 63 243 76 07
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http://www.hotelkonin.pl/
Rooms are available from October 11th to October 14th. Rates: single room 135-160 PLN (ca. 35-40 euro), double room 160-190 PLN (ca. 45-50 euro), triple room 240 PLN (ca. 60 euro). Breakfast is included in these prices. The name of the conference should be mentioned at the time of the booking.
 
For further information participants are requested to contact the Conference Secretary:
Karolina Rakowicz, MA
Faculty of Philology
State University of Applied Sciences in Konin
ul. Wyszyńskiego 3C
62-510 Konin, Poland
tel. (63) 2497240
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Information about the Conference and important updates can also be found on the conference website https://sites.google.com/site/classroomresearch2015/
 
CONFERENCE ORGANIZERS
Prof. Mirosław Pawlak (Ten adres pocztowy jest chroniony przed spamowaniem. Aby go zobaczyć, konieczne jest włączenie w przeglądarce obsługi JavaScript.) – Chair
Prof. Ewa Waniek-Klimczak – Co-Chair
Dr. Anna Mystkowska-Wiertelak – Co-Chair
ORGANIZING COMMITTEE
Dr. Jakub Bielak
Dr. Marek Derenowski
Dr. Bartosz Wolski
Ewa Konieczna, MA
Karolina Rakowicz, MA