First Call for Papers: 9th Annual BAAL Language Learning and Teaching SIG Conference

The BAAL Language Learning and Teaching Special Interest Group will hold its 9th Annual Conference 4-5 July, 2013 on the topic of “Linking teaching to learning in language education”

The event will be hosted by St. Mary’s University College, Twickenham –

Confirmed Plenary Speakers:

Professor Zoltan Dornyei, University of Nottingham
Professor Rod Ellis, University of Auckland
Dr. Leila Ranta, University of Alberta
Professor Jill Wigglesworth, University of Melbourne

Research into the nature of language teaching and learning continues to be a very active field of inquiry with widely differing perspectives, from that of exploring learning as a matter of how the human mind processes language data, to that of situating language learning inside its individual, social and cultural contexts.

The organisers invite contributions from all points on this continuum to encourage discussion of how language teaching can exploit social contexts on the one hand, and cognitive capacities and restraints on the other to create optimal opportunities for developing proficiency in a second language.

First call for papers:

Papers are invited for presentations of 20 minutes + 10 minutes for questions. Poster proposals are also welcomed. Please send title and 250-word proposals for these by Sunday March 17th to:
Jessica Jeske
St Mary’s University College
Waldegrave Road
Strawberry Hill

Conference registration will open in the spring of 2013.

General enquiries to Professor Pauline Foster (

Click here for more information on previous conferences.

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