Following the TESOL Symposium and past series of international conferences, the English Language Centre (ELC) of Shantou University will host its 8th international conference on TESOL from 15 to 17 April, 2016.
The conference theme is Bridging ELT Theory and Practice: Innovations and Reservations in the Digital Age. As the development of technology has brought both opportunities and challenges to the ELT world, scholars have begun to address issues related to ELT to the integration of new technologies into the ELT classroom. Of particular interest is the conversation between traditional and innovative theories regarding the incorporation of technology into ELT. In this conference, we aim to provide a forum for researchers, practitioners, and graduate students to address issues of ELT, such as new trends and new theories and methodologies in the digital age. The organising committee welcomes conference proposals for paper presentations, workshops, and poster displays that address topics relevant to but not limited to the strands listed below:
1. Paper presentation (25m + 5m Q & A): Report on recent unpublished research
2. Workshop (1 hour): Demonstration of teaching, research or administrative skills or process
3. Poster (3 hours): Display work in progress or completed research results on a notice board and answer questions
*The working language of this conference is English.
For further information please refer to the Call for Papers.
Deadline for Proposal Submission: 30 November 2015
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The deadline for abstract submission has passed. All notifications of acceptance will be sent by January, 2016.
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Warm greetings from the idyllic campus of Shantou University! My dear colleagues at the English Language Centre (ELC) have been making good efforts to get things prepared and will soon be ready to welcome you all.Director of ELC, Shantou University
Chair: Mao Sihui
Members: Fan (Gabriel) Fang, Scott Fisher, John Harper, Goudi (Amy) Li, Mark McAndrews, Liangrong (Peter) Xiao, Junru (Yolanda) Yang
Early Bird Registration Fee
The English Language Center provides language training for all students at Shantou University’s main campus. The core of our program consists of a two-year series of required courses that equip students with the English skills they will need for academic work in the university’s English-medium courses and also for professional life after graduation.more info
The university campus is located about 10 km from the central part of the city and is accessible by public bus and taxi. Please note that traffic congestion can be a problem and it is necessary to allow 30-60 minutes for travel to/from the campus.more info
Taxis are available at any time of the day. The cost from the WalMart area (the most popular hotels are in this area) to Shantou University is around 40 yuan. Taxis rarely use their meter to the university, so it’s important to agree on the fare before departing.more info