LIA International Conference 2010 - World Englishes Across Cultures (LIC2010)

Venue: Sanur Beach Hotel & Resort, Bali, Indonesia

Location: BALI, Indonesia

Event Date/Time: Apr 28, 2010 End Date/Time: Apr 30, 2010
Registration Date: Apr 28, 2010
Early Registration Date: Feb 28, 2010
Abstract Submission Date: Jan 31, 2010
Paper Submission Date: Feb 28, 2010
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LIA is celebrating its 50 years of teaching English amidst considerations that are being raised in the current context of English language teaching. LIA started out with Audio-Lingual teaching practices, which, at that time, seemed to be the most common approach. In the process, as new methods and practices came about, LIA has explored and adopted new teaching practices to optimize language learning.

Today, English has become the language for communication spoken by native and non-native speakers worldwide. The tremendous demands for the use of English in the 21st century have forced language teaching experts and professionals to look into other concerns besides language teaching and learning alone but language teaching and learning in different settings, cultures, and linguistic backgrounds. The profession of English language teaching today has to examine the pros and cons that deal with considerations of World English or World Englishes, English as an International Language, and acceptable standards that should be applied.

To keep abreast with what language teaching experts are concerned with, LIA International Conference 2010 hopes to provide a platform for language teaching experts and professionals to bring in and share new insights, current considerations and problems that impact on language teaching and learning in all of its aspects: linguistic, social, and cultural. LIA hopes that with this kind of dialog, the conference will bring about a better understanding and greater tolerance and acceptance of the differences in communication among world cultures.

LIA International Conference 2010 has the following aims:
• To deepen the understanding of current issues related to English Language teaching and learning in today’s world:
World English and World Englishes
Language Standards and Standard Language
• To provide a forum where ELT practitioners and experts share new insights and experience in ELT amidst the above streams
• To explore the impacts of the above on teaching beliefs and classroom practices
• To look into Indonesia’s position in ELT with regard to the above issues

The conference will draw together:
• Experts, teachers, teacher trainers, materials & test writers, curriculum designers, school administrators, student teachers, stake holders and other interested parties in the area of English Language Teaching.
• Educators and sponsors interested in supporting language education.
• ELT related institutions (e.g. book publishers, distributors and representatives).

Traditionally, LIA has been able to bring in renowned and reputable personalities as featured speakers. LIA International Conference 2010 will attempt to maintain this proud tradition. Invited speakers representing world cultures - experts, researchers, professionals - taking part in the conference, among others, include:

Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education, Hong Kong
Alastair Pennycook, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia
Joseph Foley, Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand
Willy Renandya, National Institute of education, Singapore
Nilda Sunga, Angelicum College, Quezon City, Philippines
Duong Thi Hoang Oanh, Centre for Interpretation and Translation, Hue University,
Jeon Jihyeon, Ewha Woman’s University, Seoul, Korea

The conference will be held for two and half consecutive days. Plenary and split plenary sessions will be conducted each day prior to or followed by concurrent sessions.
Highlights of LIA International Conference include:
* Conference World Festival, a dinner party by the beach, highlighted by unique Balinese Gong musical performance as well as world cultural performance from representatives of participating regions in Indonesia and other countries
* Concurrent sessions in the form of cultural sessions from participating countries (represented by participants) taking place outdoors in the gardens of the hotel’s vast landscape.

CALL FOR PAPERS Deadline: January 31, 2010
Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and should be related to one of the topic areas identified for this conference. Please indicate the most relevant topic area the paper addresses and include a 50-word maximum bio-data for each presenter.
Proposals should embrace the theme “World Englishes across Cultures” or “Taking a Stance:
“World English or World Englishes”.

Topic areas focus on the implications of World Englishes in the teaching and learning of English in different countries with various cultural background. The conference committee wishes to raise related issues such as teacher development, curriculum, syllabus and materials development, assessment, learners’ cultural background, language teaching approaches and methodologies.

1. Teacher Development
a. What are the benefits of non-native teachers in teaching World English/ World Englishes?
b. How do language teachers enhance their professionalism in response to their own language standard?
c. How can teachers make the best use of electronic media, including English language corpora?
d. How can teachers bring in media into the classroom to encourage their students to become independent learners?
e. How do teachers equip themselves to deal with global concerns—human rights, environment, peace, etc.—in ELT?

2. Curriculum, syllabus and materials development
a. In what way do these concerns affect the curriculum and syllabus design?
b. How do these issues affect the development of instructional materials?
c. What are the implications of these issues on an international-based curriculum?
d. How does the international-based curriculum impact on teaching and learning?

3. Assessment
a. How do these issues influence assessment design?
b. What standards are used in assessing students’ language competence?
c. How do these issues impact on the implementation of alternative assessments?

4. Cultural Issues
a. How do teachers accommodate learners’ different cultural backgrounds?
b. How do teachers authenticate cultural practices in the classroom?
c. How do teachers bring out the cultures that underlie the varieties of the target language?

5. Foreign language teaching policies
a. Which standards should be adopted in schools?
b. Which course book – locally or internationally published – should be used?

6. Approaches and methods
a. How do these issues influence the choices of approaches and methods that promote language learning and language acquisition?
b. How do these issues impact on learners’ language acquisition?

1. Demonstrations
2. Dynamic Circular Discussions
3. Papers
4. Workshops
5. Culture class


Additional Information

REGISTRATION FEE Indonesian & KIMS KTAS holders -- presenters and participants • Early bird – IDR 1,900,000 (up to February 28, 2010) • Regular – IDR 2,300,000 (up to April 28, 2010) • Special rates for LIA Community International presenters and participants • Early bird – US$ 300 (up to February 28, 2010) • Regular – US$ 350 (up to April 28, 2010) Registration fee includes: • Entry to all conference sessions (April 28-30) • Morning and afternoon teas (April 28-30) • Lunches (April 28-30) • Conference World Festival (Dinner, April 28) • Conference kit Registration online Registration by fax Inquiries: Please contact MODE OF PAYMENT • Local participants – by money order, postal order, local order or bank draft. • International and ASEAN participants – by bank draft or telegraphic transfer only. Terms of condition ACCOMODATION Booking starts October 1, 2009 Sanur Beach Hotel & Resort. Take advantage of special conference package and book your room through the committee. Special LIA Conferences 2010 rates