An international conference for everyone in language education June 7 – 9, 2012
As suggested by its theme, Making sense through writing, the main focus of the conference is on the teaching and learning of writing. Through parallel sessions, we will discuss issues relevant to a wide audience, from recently graduated language teachers, to research scholars; from teachers of young learners, to adults; from teachers of English, to Japanese, to Icelandic. Presentations will be in English and Icelandic.
Papers and posters will be welcome not only in the open theme of “Teaching and learning writing”, but in a variety of related subthemes, including:
- Fostering creativity
- Critical thinking
- Active communication
- CLIL and bilingual education
- Curriculum design
- L2 and L3 learners from elsewhere (e.g. Poles in Iceland; Russians in Finland)
We will begin with a friendly reception (and live music!) on the evening of Thursday, June 7. The conference will take place at Menntaskólinn við Hamrahlíð (Hamrahlid College), which is within walking distance of downtown Reykjavík, and on a convenient bus route. It will open on the morning of Friday, June 8, with a plenary by Andy Curtis, Professor in the Graduate School of Education at Anaheim University, California, and will continue with parallel sessions all day, as well as on the morning of Saturday, June 9. Lunch on Friday, as well as all coffee/tea breaks, are included in the registration fee.
Please register by going to the link at http://www.yourhost.is/feki2012/registration.html
On Monday the 11th of June we start our annual summer course and for this we register with SEF/EHÍ at Dunhagi where the summer course will be accommodated.