Language Teaching in Increasingly Multilingual Environments:
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We are pleased to announce an international conference "Language Teaching in Increasingly Multilingual Environments: From Research to Practice", which will take place in September 2010 at the scenic campus of the University of Warsaw.
The aim of the conference is to provide a multilingual, international platform for exploration and exchange of research findings, perspectives, and experience in language teaching and language development in multilingual environments. The event will bring together academics, researchers, teacher trainers, materials writers, practitioners, and students concerned with foreign/second language acquisition and instruction. Special emphasis will be given to empirical research which can inform foreign language teaching practice. The event will combine plenary addresses, roundtable discussions, paper sessions in thematic strands, and a poster session.
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Prof. Romuald Gozdawa-Gołębiowski
Prof. Ulrike Jessner
Prof. Kurt Kohn
Prof. Jo Lewkowicz
Prof. Ahmar Mahboob
Prof. Bogusław Marek
Prof. Pauline Rea-Dickins
A roundtable discussion will be chaired by Prof. Hanna Komorowska.
Read the keynote abstracts here.
English, Polish, French, Russian
Old University Library
University of Warsaw central campus
Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28
The University of Warsaw, est. 1816, is the largest university in Poland, with nearly 60,000 students from all corners of the globe. Its main campus is located in the heart of the metropolis hailed a 'World Class City' by the Lonely Planet guides. The conference venue - the recently refurbished Old Library - lies in the centre of the scenic university grounds among several historic palaces. The participants will also experience the world-famous traditional Polish cuisine.
Take a flash video tour of Chopin's Warsaw with Richard Berkeley.
BBC footage reproduced by permission.
The organising and scientific committees have completed the evaluation of abstracts. Submissions were double-blind peer-reviewed and evaluated on the basis of relevance, originality, scientific significance and practical merit. In view of the substantial amount of submissions we received and the very high average quality, the blind refereeing process had to be rather competitive. We expect over 120 participants from Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brunei, Canada, China, Croatia, Finland, France, Germany, Georgia, Greece, Hong Kong, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Italy, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Japan, Macao, Malaysia, Morocco, the Netherlands, Pakistan, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom, United States, and Vietnam, and are looking forward to what is sure to be an exciting and remarkable, truly multicultural and multilingual event.
At least one author of every accepted proposal will be expected to attend the conference. We recommend that you book your flight and accommodation as soon as possible, since September is high season in Warsaw, and 2010 is the year of Chopin, with several events devoted to the great Polish composer.
The conference is held under the patronage of the Chancellor of the University of Warsaw and supported by the Warsaw University Foundation.
Authors of papers accepted for presentation were invited, after the conference, to submit their papers for publication in an edited stand-alone volume. Papers will be subjected to refereeing. Two leading international publishers have declared their interest in bringing the book out. The call for submissions was announced in late autumn 2010.
Guidelines for authors:
Submission deadline: 15 April 2011
Word limit: 6,000
Stylesheet: APA 6th ed.
Information for authors:
Owing to the very high number of submissions received, we expect to know the reviewers' decision between Dec. 2011 and Jan. 2012. Thank you very much in advance for your patience.
The fees include admittance to the sessions, a pack of conference materials, tea, coffee and sandwich breaks, three sumptuous lunch buffets, one warm supper, and the conference banquet, all the meals portraying an exquisite and varied array of the world-famous traditional Polish cuisine.
The deadline for wire transfers has closed. If you haven't made your payment yet, you must do so on site in cash (we regret we cannot process credit card payments).
On-site registration: PLN 790/EUR 210/US$ 285
The sightseeing trip (see below) incurs an additional fee of PLN 200/EUR 55/US$ 70.
All presenters and co-presenters are kindly requested to pay the registration fee until July 30, 2010 at the latest.
All payments must be made to the following account:
IBAN: PL 91 1160 2202 0000 0000 6084 9594
SWIFT: BIGBPLPWXXX (if your bank does not accept this SWIFT code, use the same without the three Xs at the end)
account holder: Uniwersytet Warszawski, ul. Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28, PL-00-927 Warsaw, Poland
Bank name: Millennium S.A.
Bank address: ul. Stanisława Żaryna 2a, PL-02-593 Warsaw, Poland
Please ensure that, in the title of the payment, you provide the name LTIME and the full names of the participant(s).
Note: Failure to provide the above information is going to lead to your payment getting lost and irrecoverable!
We regret that we cannot accept credit card payments.
In order to aid smooth organisation of the conference, all Participants are requested to take some time to complete the online registration form at their earliest convenience. Thank you!
Important travel information:
Owing to runway maintenance works, Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport (WAW) is going to be closed on Saturday, Sept. 18th. On Friday 17th it is going to operate normally until 2330 hrs; it reopens on Sunday 19th at 0800 hrs (morning). Consequently, you may consider leaving Warsaw on the Sunday rather than Saturday, especially if you want to join our Sunday excursion (see below).
Warsaw Frédéric Chopin Airport is connected to the city centre and the university campus by a municipal bus line and taxis. Bus line 175 runs all week from 0500 to 2330 hrs. The ride to the central university campus takes approximately 40 minutes (stop: 'Uniwersytet'); however, owing to some current roadworks en route you may on occasions need to add up to 20 minutes more, so please allow a sufficient margin for your departure. The 40-minute bus ticket ('Bilet 40-minutowy') can be purchased in the Arrivals Hall for PLN 2.80 (PLN 1.40 reduced student rate). A three-day ticket ('Bilet 3-dniowy') costs PLN 16.00 and 8.00, respectively, a 7-day ticket - PLN 32.00 and 16.00. Three taxi corporations offer services from the airport to the city: Merc Taxi, MPT Radio Taxi, Sawa Taxi; they can be found in a rank outside the Arrivals Hall. The meter flag fall charge in most corporate taxes in Warsaw is PLN 5-6, and the rate per kilometre between PLN 1.60 and PLN 2.40. As in any other city, avoid non-corporate drivers. The Central Railway Station is only 12 minutes' bus ride away from the conference venue.
The conference is going to commence on Thursday, Sep. 16th in the morning and close on Saturday, Sep. 18th after lunch. The final program can be found here. You are also invited to browse through the Book of Abstracts.
There are going to be two poster sessions during the first two days of the conference. Poster sessions provide a more intimate forum for exchange than do oral presentations, by facilitating informal discussions between the presenters and their audience. A well-constructed poster will be clear and self-explanatory and free the presented from answering obvious questions so that s/he is available to supplement and discuss particular points of interest. This form of presentation should convey the message with the least text possible; instead, it typically makes extensive, imaginative use of captioned illustrations and other visually appealing material. Lettering should be large enough to read from several feet away. The total poster size should not exceed A0 format. For some examples of good posters see e.g. http://www.cogsys2010.ethz.ch/proceedings.html.
For your WiFi-enabled devices:
use your university login
Computer room: 209 (access through room 206)
Some latest titles by Multilingual Matters will be available for inspection during the conference.
On Sunday, Sep. 19th, we will be organising an optional coach excursion to the village of Żelazowa Wola, the birthplace of Frédéric Chopin, where his picturesque childhood home - now a museum - can be visited, connected with a live piano recital in the beautiful surrounding park, a visit to the lovely church in Brochów where his parents got married and the future composer baptised, and a short sightseeing trip of Warsaw with a stroll through the royal Łazienki Park. An extra fee will apply for this event (see fees above); the number of places is strictly limited.
Prices orientational and valid June 2010; subject to changes.
- Sofitel Victoria Warsaw H3378(at)sofitel.com; distance: approx. 0.4 km; PLN 450
- Kyriad Prestige recepcja(at)kyriadprestige.com.pl; distance: approx. 3.8 km; PLN 325
- Novotel Warsaw Centre H3383(at)accor.com; distance: approx. 1.8 km; PLN 320
- Hera herarezerw(at)adm.uw.edu.pl; distance: approx. 5 km; PLN 82
- Ibis Warszawa Stare Miasto H3714(at)accor.com; distance: approx. 2.8 km; PLN 275
- Metropol hotel.metropol(at)syrena.com.pl; distance: approx. 2.3 km; PLN 270
- Campanile Varsovie warszawa(at)campanile.com.pl; distance: approx. 3.8 km; PLN 281
- Harenda rezerwacja(at)hotelharenda.com.pl; distance: approx. 0.3 km; PLN 275
- Gromada warszawahotel.centrum(at)gromada.pl; distance: approx. 0.8 km; PLN 300
- Premiere Classe warszawa(at)premiereclasse.com.pl; distance: approx. 3.8 km; PLN 220
but practically any hotel around the centre should do fine for you. Before booking, you may want to map the hotel to see the distance to the University and consult services such as TripAdvisor® to see the comments other guests have left on the particular establishment. A map of the conference venue is provided at the bottom of this page.
HotelsCombined® Conference Support Program provides an accommodation price comparison search engine and is offering a 10% rebate to all participants attending LTIME. For further information on their conference rebate program and to claim your rebate directly you can visit www.HotelsCombined.com/Conference_Support; you can start searching for your preferred hotel in Warsaw on their website www.hotelscombined.com/City/Warsaw.htm.
For a more affordable option, you may try numerous hostels. Those relatively close to the conference venue and easily reachable by municipal transport are the following:
Note: as with the hotels, the hostels are mentioned just on account of their vicinity, which does not imply endorsement on our part. Prior to booking, you may want to read their reviews at sites such as hostelz.com or hostels.com.
Dr Elżbieta Gajek
Prof. Jo Lewkowicz
Dr Michał B. Paradowski
LTIME Conference Chair:
dr Michał B. Paradowski
Institute of Applied Linguistics,
University of Warsaw
ul. Browarna 8/10
PL-00-311 Warsaw, Poland
Office phone: +48 225520988
The conference venue: the Old University Library in the centre of the UW campus:
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Webpage content & design: Michał B. Paradowski & Witold Woicki.