Teaching and learning English today is changing in a world that has become more diverse in its cultures and contexts. Teachers, learners, researchers, and administrators find themselves in a period of genuine conversation and dialogue among themselves. They are confronted not only by the challenges of diversity in cultures and contexts, but also by the reality of a language that is dynamic and changing. Today, we do not talk of just one English, but of Englishes.
What are the opportunities and challenges of teaching and learning Englishes across Asian contexts? How do we view the relevance of Englishes today in a classroom of many voices? What roles do Englishes play in educational systems that accommodate a plurality of identities? This conference aims to provide a venue for a critical rethinking and discussion of these relevant concerns.
In particular, the presentations at this conference seek to raise a more informed awareness of Englishes in Asian contexts and facilitate the negotiation of more appropriate classroom practices and research endeavors for more effective policies and pedagogies through the following topics:
30 March 2013 Deadline for the submission of travel grant applications
30 April 2013 Deadline for the submission of presentation proposals
(Extended until 15 May 2013)
31 May to 7 June 2013 Release of notifications of acceptance and rejection
31 May 2013 Deadline for the Most Innovative Classroom Teaching grant applications
30 June 2013 Deadline for the submission of outstanding paper grant applications
30 June 2013 Deadline for the confirmation of presentations of paper, workshop/colloquium, and poster presenters (extended until July 15)
31 August 2013 Deadline for early-bird online registration
15 September 2013 Deadline for the online registration and full payment of conference presenters (extended)