Sixth International Language Learning Conference
Embracing Cultural Diversity through Language Learning
Menyepadukan Kepelbagaian Budaya melalui Pembelajaran Bahasa
organised by the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, USM
2 - 4 Nov 2015 @ Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
The School of Languages, Literacies and Translation at Universiti Sains Malaysia is pleased to announce the Sixth International Language Learning Conference (6th ILLC) 2015. The conference will bring together teachers, educators and scholars to discuss, evaluate and offer new perspectives and directions in language teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world.
Current Global Developments
In Malaysia and the globalised world today, the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity cannot be emphasised enough as our capacity to deal with globalised communications, international businesses and the local community requires a deeper understanding and respect for these diversities. The growing recognition of the importance of multilingualism and multiculturalism makes it imperative that these two aspects are given due emphasis in the teaching and learning of languages and indeed, even in thinking about academic language.
This calls for a reconceptualisation of the way language teaching and learning is conceived and accomplished as internationalization creates new challenges and demands that impact on classroom practices and our understanding of literacy. These new demands mean that we have to acknowledge, understand and account for these diversities because effective literacy instruction is built upon cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Understanding and respecting the array of different cultures and languages represented in our classrooms will help educators adopt strategies for teaching languages and literacy that will encourage and support student achievement.
The 6th ILLC will provide a common platform for educators, students, institutions and interested parties to present and discuss research, developments and innovations in the field of language teaching and learning.
The Macalister Ballroom
Level 5, Victory Annexe
Eastern & Oriental Hotel
10 Lebuh Farquhar
Conference Programme Schedule
You can download the schedule here or via the download section on the right side of this page.
Submission of abstract: 1 March 2015 - 31 July 2015
Submission of full paper: 31 August 2015
Last day for registration and payment: 30 September 2015