Teaching Languages and Cultures in the Post-Method Era
Thor Sawin, Associate Professor, Middlebury Institute of international Studies at Monterey (MIIS), USA. A linguist, applied linguist, and teacher of English and German as a foreign language, at MIIS, he primarily teaches courses on second language acquisition, linguistic analysis, language and society, language and social media, and applications of technology to language learning. Dr. Sawin has presented research at over 30 refereed international and several regional conferences on topics within language teaching, multilingualism, and international development and served as an organizer and strand coordinator for the American Association for Applied Linguistics conference.
Milica Savić, Associate Professor of English, the Department of Education and Sports Science, Faculty of Arts and Education, University of Stavanger, Norway. She has taught courses in English phonetics and phonology, Methodology of TEFL, Politeness in a Second Language and professional development courses for English teachers. Her current research interests include interlanguage pragmatics, especially (meta)pragmatic development in young second language learners, and linguistic politeness, particularly email communication in English, as well as pragmatics instruction in EFL contexts. She has presented at 25 international conferences, and published a number of research papers in peer-reviewed journals, such as Journal of Pragmatics, Intercultural Pragmatics and Journal of Intercultural Communication.
Proposals are invited for individual (or co-authored) papers and workshops on theoretical or applied aspects of foreign language learning and teaching, including (but not limited to) teaching methodologies, developing (intercultural) communicative competence, assessing language and culture, teacher training and professional development, and language policies.
We encourage submissions that approach these topics from various perspectives; we also welcome presentations on topics from any other field or discipline related to or reflected in language and culture teaching.
Although we are devoted to promoting linguistic and cultural diversity, for practical reasons of communicating across languages the official language of the conference is English.
A 300-word abstract/ workshop description should be uploaded via the conference webpage (tab Proposals). The information uploaded should include: the author(s) full name, title, affiliation and contact address; paper title, up to 5 key words, and the abstract text.
Early abstract submission deadline (both presentations and workshops) for those who want to know the results of the review earlier for travel plans and/or grant applications: June 15th 2020
Notification of acceptance for early submission: July 1st 2020
Abstract submission deadline: August 1st 2020
Notification of acceptance: September 1st 2020
Looking forward to seeing you in Niš!