The Second Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning

The International Academic Forum in conjunction with its global partners is proud to announce the Second Annual Asian Conference on Language Learning, to be held from April 26-28 2012, at the Ramada Osaka, Osaka, Japan.

In today’s world, culture and ideas move from country to country and region to region almost effortlessly. And as a result, the world around us is changing at breakneck speed. Yet, there is one constant among all the change - the need to communicate. And communication is achieved through language. Whether one is talking about film or songs, news reports and documentaries, internet chatting, business meetings and negotiations, or even reading a popular novel, language is not only crucial, it is paramount.

Thus with language and language learning at the heart of globalization, we invite language educators, administrators, policy makers, and others to join us at ACLL 2012 as we examine the role language learning plays and will continue to play in the future along with its affect on our cultures and societies.

The aim of this International Conference is to encourage academics, scholars and practitioners representing a exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religion to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. By bringing together a number of university scholars working throughout Japan, Asia, and beyond to share ideas, ACLL 2012 will afford the opportunity for renewing old acquaintances, making new contacts, and networking across higher education and beyond.

The conference theme is Globalization, Culture and Society: What role does language play? and the organizers encourage submissions that approach this question from a variety of perspectives. However, the submission of other topics for consideration is welcome and we also encourage sessions within and across a variety of disciplines and fields related to Language Learning and Teaching, including the following streams:

Alternative assessment

Anxiety & Motivation
Blended learning

Constructivist approaches
Conversation analysis
Cross-Cultural Communication
First language acquisition
Gaming and Simulation

Individual differences
Innovative language teaching and learning methodologies
Interactional competence

Inter-group relations
Knowledge management/LMS
Language education
Learner and teacher autonomy
Learning Environments
Learning Strategies

Learning third languages
Life long learning

Open Learning Initiative (OLI)
Phonetics and Phonology

World Englishes
Teacher training

Testing and evaluation
The good language learner
Translation and Interpretation


Abstracts of no more than 250 words should be submitted by the new extended deadline of January 1 2012.
All abstracts will be blind reviewed by a voluntary team, and authors will usually be notified of the decision of the reviewers within two weeks of submission. Those who submit near the April 15 deadline will receive confirmation of acceptance or rejection by January 15 2012.
All accepted authors may have their full paper published in the conference proceedings (published online on the IAFOR site). Full text submission is due by June 1 2012
The deadline for full conference payment for all presenters is April 1 2012.

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