Bringing together research and practice: language teaching, language learning and teacher training in Portuguese and Spanish
November 2-3, 2017
Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL)
Amphitheater III, FLUL, Alameda da Universidade, 1600-214 Lisbon, Portugal
Current globalization trends demand innovative approaches to language teaching, language learning and teacher training in both L1 and L2. Within this context, educators ought to address the critical need for language skills in our interconnected world. This conference is intended to provide a joint platform for discussion and exchange of research results on issues and challenges related to language teaching, language learning and teacher training in Portuguese and Spanish, in an effort to strengthen connections between L1 and L2, to promote interactions between researchers and practitioners with different backgrounds and experiences, and to increase cooperation between the two languages in the field of educational linguistics. Our aim is to bring together academics, teachers and researchers from across the globe, to discuss and debate about theories, methodologies and best practices.
Call for papers
Bringing together research and practice, an international conference hosted by the Centro de Linguística da Universidade de Lisboa (CLUL) and the Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa (FLUL), will take place in Lisbon, at the School of Arts and Humanities of the University of Lisbon, on November 2-3, 2017.
For this first edition, the conference will be organized around the theme Oracy Challenges in L1 and L2. Oracy, a term for ability in speech production and listening comprehension, understood as a key dimension of language learning and instruction, is as important as literacy across the curriculum and over the lifespan of individuals. However, it is not yet considered a priority for many of the educational systems. Accordingly, we would like to emphasize the role of oracy education, both in first and foreign language contexts, and to promote the need for more research on the development of spoken language skills in all levels of education, as well as for deepening teachers' content and pedagogical knowledge in oracy. Nonetheless, the submission of papers on other topics related to language teaching, language learning and teacher training in Portuguese and Spanish is welcome, as well as papers on interdisciplinary research collaboration.
It is envisaged that selected papers will be published in a special issue of an international journal.
Anne O'Keeffe (Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland)
Raquel Pinilla Gómez (Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, Madrid, Spain)
2 June 2017: deadline for submission of abstracts
3 July 2017: notification of acceptance; registration starts
15 September 2017: registration ends
2-3 November 2017: conference
Authors are invited to submit abstracts for oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations should have a theoretical background, a research method, outcomes of the research, conclusions and implications for future research, as well as to connect research results into the thematic lines of the conference. The assigned time for each oral presentation is 20 minutes, followed by 10 minutes for Q&A. Posters should show both research innovation and practices held in the classroom. The posters will be on display throughout the conference, and there will be a dedicated time when authors are expected to make a brief exposition about their work, as well as to answer questions.
Abstracts should be anonymous and no longer than one-page of text plus references, using 12 pt Times New Roman font, single line spacing, justified alignment, and A4 paper size with 2.5 cm margins on all sides.
Author(s) name(s) and affiliation should be indicated in the body of the e-mail. Abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by two members of the Scientific Committee.
Please note that the conference working language is English.
Ana Isabel Mata (CLUL / FLUL) & José María Rovira (FLUL)