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50thRELC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015, SINGAPORE

Transcending Boundaries in Language Learning: Language Arts and ELT Across the Curriculum

16 – 18 March 2015

50th RELC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015, SINGAPORE

Transcending Boundaries in Language Learning: Language Arts and ELT Across the Curriculum 16 – 18 March 2015

Our 50th International Conference has come to a successful close on 18 March 2015.

We have noted the many commendations and feedback from Conference attendees and would like to thank one and all for their attendance and support.

Power point slides of presentations is now available below.

We look forward to seeing you at the 51st RELC Conference in 2016!

 

 

The 50th RELC
International Conference has the following Aims

To provide academics and practitioners with a forum for sharing current research and practices on Language Arts pedagogies and ELT across the curriculum

To engage in discussion and conversations on Language Arts education, standards, assessment and sustainable learning outcomes

To share best practices and research on innovative approaches to ELT

To develop a greater awareness and understanding of policy and implementation issues in ELT across the curriculum

Topic Areas

Language Arts pedagogies and integrated teaching of the skills of listening, speaking, reading, writing, viewing and visually representing

Language Arts education, standards, assessment and sustainable learning outcomes

Models and best practice of teaching Language Arts in the Digital Age

Innovative approaches to ELT

ELT across the curriculum

Policy and implementation issues in ELT across the curriculum

Ana Llinares

Ana Llinares is Senior Lecturer, English Department, Faculty of Philosophy and Arts Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Spain.

She teaches second language acquisition to future teachers of English. Her current research is on applications of systemic functional linguistics to content and language integrated learning. She is co-author of The Roles of Language in CLIL (2012).

Makoto Ikeda

Makoto Ikeda is Associate Professor of English philology and ELT at Sophia University, Tokyo. He received his MA from King’s College London and his PhD from Sophia University. He has published a number of articles and books on CLIL, and guest-edited the special issue of The International CLIL Research Journal focusing on CLIL in Japan.

Stuart Shaw

Stuart Shaw is the Principal Research Officer, Cambridge International Examinations. Before researching in the area of mainstream international examinations, he worked on a range of Cambridge English assessments with specific skill responsibilities for Writing. He is particularly interested in demonstrating how Cambridge Assessment seeks to meet the demands of validity in its tests.

Annamaria Pinter

Annamaria Pinter is an Associate Professor at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.

Her major research interests are related to English as a Second Language Acquisition in children and in teaching and learning second and foreign languages in childhood . She is the author of Teaching Young Language Learners OUP (2006) and Children Learning Second Languages, Palgrave Macmillan (2011).

Cecilia Shek Chun Ka-wai

Cecilia Shek Chun Ka-wai is Professor, Department of Curriculum and Instruction, Faculty of Education, The Chinese University of Hong Kong.

Her major research interests are in Reading Strategies, Language in Education and Teaching Strategies in English-medium Classrooms.

David Jonathan Didau

David Didau is an Associate at Independent Thinking Limited.

He is the author of the best-selling 'The Perfect English Lesson' and 'The Secret of Literacy'. He works as a teacher, trainer and consultant in schools and universities.

David Marsh

David Marsh is Lead Expert at EduCluster Finland, University of Jyväskylä Group.

His recent publications with which he has been involved include The CLIL Trajectory CAP 2013; Quality Interfaces EAP 2012; The Higher Education English Language Landscape VIU 2011; and Content and Language Integrated Learning, CUP 2010.

Jack Richards

Jack Richards is Adjunct Professor, SEAMEO Regional Language Centre and Honorary Professor, University of Sydney, Australia.

Jack Richards has had an active career in the Asia Pacific region, is a frequent presenter worldwide and has written over 150 books, articles, and classroom texts. Publications include Key Issues in Language Teaching (Cambridge), Approaches and Methods in Language Teaching 3rd edition (Cambridge), and Language Learning Beyond the Classroom (with David Nunan, Routledge).

Jonathan Newton

Jonathan Newton is Senior Lecturer, School of Linguistics and Applied Language Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand.

His research focuses on classroom-based second language acquisition, language teaching methodology (especially the design and implementation of task-based language learning and teaching), the interface of culture and language in language teaching and learning, and language/communication training and materials design for the multicultural workplace.

Moses Samuel

Moses Samuel is Professor, Department of Language and Literacy Education, University of Malaya.

His areas of expertise are Curriculum and Pedagogy (TESL, Teaching and Writing), Applied Linguistics (TESOL Teacher Education), Applied Linguistics (Sociolinguistics, Language Planning and Policy) and Literacy (Literacy Development, Multiliteracies).

Roderick Motril Aguirre

Roderick Motril Aguirre is Preschool/Reading/Language Consultant, Department of Education, Philippines and Professor, De La Salle University, Philippines.

Setiono Sugiharto

Setiono Sugiharto is a Associate Professor, English Department, Atma Jaya Catholic University, Indonesia.

His research interests include multilingual writing, the politics and ideology of English language teaching. His recent publication on Linguistic Imperialism in Indonesia has been published in The Routledge Handbook of Educational Linguistics.

Torben Schmidt

Torben Schmidt is Professor of English Didactics, Institute of English Studies at Leuphana, University Luneburg, Germany.

His fields of interest are Computer Assisted Language Learning, Project Work and Drama in Education, foreign language learning, and the teaching of listening and speaking.

Invited Speakers

Ana Llinares

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Makoto Ikeda

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Stuart Shaw

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Annamaria Pinter

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Cecilia Shek Chun Ka-wai

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David Jonathan Didau

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David Marsh

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Jack Richards

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Jonathan Newton

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Moses Samuel

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Roderick Motril Aguirre

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Setiono Sugiharto

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Torben Schmidt

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For information, please contact:

The Conference Secretariat
SEAMEO Regional Language Centre
30 Orange Grove Road
Singapore 258352
Ph No.(65) 68857844 / (65) 68857815
Email: conference@relc.org.sg

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