50th RELC INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2015, SINGAPORE
Transcending Boundaries in Language Learning: Language Arts and ELT Across the Curriculum 16 – 18 March 2015
Language learning thrives in a content-rich environment. Language Arts teaching constitutes an important area in teacher education. A target language becomes more meaningfully integrated when it is learned through content and when there is a balanced emphasis on literacy and oracy. Increasingly, education systems in Asia and beyond are bringing about sustainable learning outcomes by adopting more innovative approaches to language teaching and learning as they undertake systemic reforms in language teaching practice and policy.
The current trend in English Language Teaching (ELT) and Language Arts leans towards better integration of the language skills and content used in teaching and learning. These two major strands, Language Arts and ELT across the curriculum, enrich and enhance the pedagogies in the language classroom and transcend boundaries in language learning. Language teaching invariably includes the six macro skills of the Language Arts, namely, reading, writing, speaking, listening, viewing and visually representing (visual literacy) which permeate the curriculum.
This Conference marks a significant milestone for RELC as a Centre of Choice for the region. It will be hosting its 50th Conference in 2015, and the Conference will bring language professionals who have come from many different countries the world over to share their findings, ideas and insights into Language Arts and ELT across the curriculum.