FOREIGN LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE ASSOCIATION OF SERBIA

University of Belgrade

Faculty of Philology

Studentski trg 3

11000 B e l g r a d e

S E R B I A

http://www.dsjks.com    e-mail: dsjks@gmail.com

FIRST CALL

Dear Colleagues, we would like to invite you to take part in our

II FLLAS International Conference

LANGUAGE FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES: Challenges and Prospects

4 – 5 February 2011

lspbg11@gmail.com

The second FLLAS international conference on foreign languages for specific purposes, which is jointly organized by the Foreign Language and Literature Association of Serbia and the University of Belgrade (Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Philology) will take place on 4 – 5 February 2011 at the University of Belgrade – Faculty of Philosophy in Belgrade, Serbia.

We expect the conference to bring together professionals from around the world to discuss and reflect on their ideas in the subject area. Special attention will be paid to the importance of teaching foreign languages for specific purposes at different academic levels, with a particular focus on practical problems. Participants are invited to share their own experience with the others, as well as their views on the challenges and prospects for teaching LSP in today’s educational systems. We also believe the conference to offer multiple opportunities for professional contact and development.

The FLT Resources Exhibition, showing the latest published materials, videos, computer software and internet services will be open to all participants during the conference.

The languages of the conference are English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Serbian.

CONTENT FOCUS:

Theory and Practice Materials Development

Teaching Methodology Syllabus Design

Learner Autonomy Teacher Development

Learning Techniques Research

Testing, Evaluation & Assessment Early Start in Teaching LSP

We invite proposals for individual papers, panels, workshops and posters on the topics suggested, but not strictly limited to the list above. Abstracts should be written in the language of the presentation and be up to 100 words long. All presentations are allotted 30 minutes, including discussion time.

You are kindly asked to submit your LSP Conference Registration Form / Speaker Proposal Form or any questions to the following e-mail address: lspbg11@gmail.com (Subject line: FLLAS Conference registration form) NOT LATER THAN SEPTEMBER 15th 2010.

The abstract submission deadline is 15th September 2010 and the notification of acceptance will be sent by 1st October 2010.

The conference venue is the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade. Additional information about travel arrangements, accommodation, registration and other practical details will be duly posted on the Association website (http://www.dsjks.com).

Conference fees are listed in the registration form and they include the conference pack, coffee break refreshments and the welcome drinks reception.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in Belgrade, and stay at your disposal should you have any further questions.

Best wishes,

Organizing Committee:

Vesna Polovina, PhD                                                              Natasa Jankovic

FLLAS President                                                                    UTSIG President

Danijela Djorovic, PhD

Andjelka Ignjacevic, PhD                                                       UTSIG Vice-president

FLLAS Vice-president

Maja Belanov

UTSIG Secretary

more info here

2nd ESP/EAP Conference

May 21-23, 2010

ESP/ EAP INNOVATIONS IN TERTIARY SETTINGS: PROPOSALS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS

Call for Papers

The Conference welcomes abstracts for papers or workshops on ESP/ EAP teaching and learning addressing one or more of the broad themes listed below:

• Needs analysis

• Syllabus and materials design

• Teaching strategies and methodological issues

• Skills development and awareness raising activities

• Testing and evaluation

• Team teaching and interdisciplinarity

• The use of technology

Paper presentations will be 20 minutes long followed by a 10-minute discussion. Workshop presentations will be 45 minutes long followed by a 15-minute discussion. Abstracts may be in English or Greek and must not exceed 300 words.

Abstracts should be submitted by 11 January 2010 electronically (in word and pdf format) as an e-mail attachment to epanourg@teikav.edu.gr. Send all your information –Name, Affiliation and Title of the paper– in the body of the message and title it “Kavala ESP/ EAP Conference 2010”. Notification of acceptance: 6 February 2010

More information on registration, accommodation, invited speakers, etc. will appear on the website http://www.teikav.edu.gr/folapec/espeap as it becomes available.

Organizing committee Mailing address

Evmorfia Panourgia, Thomi Dalpanagioti, Fotini Perdiki, Makrina Zafiri, Evmorfia Panourgia

Kavala Institute of Technology, Agios Loukas, 65404 Kavala,

e-mail: epanourg@teikav.edu.gr

tel: +30 2510 462196

fax: +30 2510 462202

NB. Kindly note that you should not leave comments in this post. Contact the organising committee directly.

KAVALA INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY

CENTRE ΟF FOREIGN LANGUAGES & PHYSICAL EDUCATION

2nd ESP/EAP Conference

May 21-23, 2010

ESP/EAP INNOVATIONS IN TERTIARY SETTINGS: PROPOSALS AND IMPLEMENTATIONS

First Circular

The Kavala Institute of Technology Foreign Language Instructors are pleased to invite you to the 2nd ESP/EAP Conference in Kavala, held on May 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2010 at the premises of the Kavala Institute of Technology.

The Conference welcomes papers on the following areas:

  • Needs analysis
  • Syllabus and materials design
  • Teaching strategies and methodological issues
  • Skills development and awareness raising activities
  • Testing and evaluation
  • Team teaching and interdisciplinarity
  • The use of technology

Announcements regarding the call for papers and further details will follow.

The organizing committee,

E. Panourgia, F. Perdiki, Th. Dalpanagioti

Dear LSP 2009 conference participants,

The conference proceedings are now published and they will be delivered to you shortly.

Thank you all so much for attending the venue and making it all worthwhile.

regards,

Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

Conference Chair

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On February 7 and 8, 2009, the University of Crete held its inaugural “Language for Specific and Academic Purposes” conference (LSP) and played host to 130 L.S.P. practitioners from all over the world in order to address the issue of “Options and Practices of L.S.P. Practitioners”. The conference was attended by delegations from 20 different countries. Two thirds of the participants worked on the tertiary sector, teaching English for Specific and/or Academic Purposes, and one third was secondary school or private sector teachers, or students.

The conference programme was rounded off around 22 papers and four workshops, and an exhibition covering 300 square meters floor space. There were five plenary sessions and 17 concurrent sessions. The conference sought to provide the opportunity for University instructors and other L.S.P. instructors from all over the world to meet and debate issues on current teaching practices and research applications.

Two thirds of Conference participants that evaluated the conference’s organization, content and opportunity to exchange information provided useful feedback for present and future conference organizers.

Here are the outcomes of the Evaluation Forms Report:

Participants from Tertiary sector 68% of which international 60%

Secondary 13%

Other 19% (private schools, students etc)

Issues

Tertiary68%

Secondary13%

Other19%

How did you hear about the conference?

90% online

10% off-line (poster, E.L.T. Newsletter, colleagues)

50% Online

40% Off-line

10% colleagues

70% Online

30% colleagues

Registration time

70% more than 2 months before conf

20% 1 month before

10 % on the day

70% more than 2 months before conf

30% on the day

30% more than 2 months before conf

30% 1 month before

40% on the day

Registration process

Uncomplicated 70%

Moderately easy 20%

Complicated 10%

Uncomplicated 50%

Moderately easy 50%

Uncomplicated 60%

Moderately easy40%

How would you rate the

conference?

Excellent 65%

Good 25%

Poor 5% *

(*one of the plenaries was not up to standard)

Excellent 40%

Good 60%

Excellent 60%

Good 40%

Main reason for attending?

Personal growth and development 85%

Prof. obligation 10%

Other 5%

Personal growth and development 100%

Personal growth and development 95%

Prof. obligation 5%

Prior knowledge to the topics addressed?

More than 75%: 50%

About 50%: 45%

Less than 25%:05%

More than 75%: 25%

About 50%: 65%

Less than 25%:10%

More than 75%: 70%

Less than 25%:30%

Topics addressed relevant to your work/studies?

Extremely rel. 30%

Quite relevant 70%

Not at all 0%

Extremely rel. 15%

Quite relevant 85%

Not at all 0%

Extremely rel. 40%

Quite relevant. 60%

Not at all 0%

To what extent did the conf improve understanding of topics addressed?

More than 75%: 30%

About 50%: 55%

Less than 25%: 15%

More than 75%: 15%

About 50% : 85%

Less than 25%: 0%

More than 75%: 50%

About 50% : 30%

Less than 25%: 20%

Succeeded in promoting exchange of ideas/experience btw participants?

Yes absolutely 70%

Yes, partially 30%

No

Yes absolutely 70%

Yes, partially 30%

No

Yes absolutely 80%

Yes, partially 20%

No

How do you rate blend of theory and practical applications?

Excellent 30%

Good 60%

Poor 10%

Excellent 30%

Good 70%

Poor 0%

Excellent 50%

Good 50%

Poor 0%

How would you rate the workshops?

Excellent 30%

Good 50%

Poor 10%

Did not attend 10%

Excellent 30%

Good 70%

Poor 0%

Excellent 20%

Good 70%

Poor 10%

Has the conf inspired you to consider any follow-up activities?

Yes absolutely 50%

Yes possibly 50%

No 0%

Yes absolutely 50%

Yes possibly 50%

No 0%

Yes absolutely 30%

Yes possibly 70%

No 0%

Was post-presentation discussion time adequate?

Yes absolutely 65%

Yes possibly 25%

No 10%

Yes absolutely 50%

Yes possibly 50%

No 0%

Yes absolutely 30%

Yes possibly 50%

No 20%

Did you find the conference material useful?

Yes absolutely 60%

Yes partially 40%

No 5%

Yes absolutely 20%

Yes partially 80%

No 0%

Yes absolutely 40%

Yes partially 60%

No 0%

Would you have recommended this conference to others?

Yes, without hesitation 80%

Yes, with

Reservations 20%

No 5%

Yes, without hesitation 70%

Yes, with

Reservations 30%

No 0%

Yes, without hesitation 80%

Yes, with reservations 20%

No 0%

How did you feel about the conference content?

Extremely satisfied 45%

Partially satisfied 45%

Dissatisfied 10%

Extremely satisfied 25%

Partially satisfied 65%

Dissatisfied 0%

Extremely satisfied 50%

Partially satisfied 50%

Dissatisfied 0%

Rate the venue and facilities

Excellent 40%

Good 60%

Poor 0%

Excellent 80%

Good 20%

Poor 0%

Excellent 75%

Good 20%

Poor 05%

Rate food and beverages?

Excellent 45%*

Good 55%

Poor 05%

*Lunches were a wonderful surprise

Excellent 90%

Good 10%

Poor 0%

Excellent 70%

Good 20%

Poor 10%*

* More Mediterranean

/local products needed

Out-of-conference

Organized activities

Excellent 70%

Good 30%

Poor 0%

Excellent 90%

Good 10%

Poor 0%

Excellent 80%

Good 20%

Poor 0%

Did not attend 10%

Rate the overall organization?

Excellent 60%

Good 40%

Poor 0%

Excellent 50%

Good 50%

Poor 0%

Excellent 70%

Good 20%

Poor 10%

Did the conference satisfy your reasons for attending?

Yes absolutely 75%

Yes partially 20%

No 05%

Yes absolutely 60%

Yes partially 40%

No 0%

Yes absolutely 70%

Yes partially 30%

No 0%

Any missing areas from the programme?

Comments

We need more practical workshops/aspects/examples

Need for discussion of ESP fundamentals: where we are going and why.

Need more discipline teachers who collaborate with LSP teachers.

Excellent job!

There was a good blend of theory and practice.

Need more languages, other than English.

Really friendly organizing committee!

Comments

Make more time for workshops.

Great hospitality.

One session overlapped.

Comments

Some topics discussed insisted on theory and not on the applications in class

Sat 7

A1

A2

A3

Workshops

A 1 8.00- 9.30 Registration

9.30- 9.45 Inauguration Speeches

9.45-

10.30

Plenary Session: Helen Basturkmen

Issues in Needs Analysis in ESP

Chair: K. Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

10.30 -11.15

Evidence-based needs analysis: CEFR-based competence profiles for VOLL and ESP

Marjatta Huhta, Esko Johnson

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences,& Central Ostrobothnia University of Applied Sciences, Kokkola, Finland

Chair: V. Ladopoulos

Embedding language skills development into mainstream courses:a case study

Brunken Anna, Robyn Thomas

La Trobe University, Australia

Chair: Francesca Sweeney-Androulaki

Developing Critical Awareness and Intercultural Competence in Business English Classes.

Karras Ioannis

ESP/EAP tutor Uni. of Patras & TEI of Patras

Chair:

Maria Pitsaki

11.15-

11.45 Coffee Break

11.45-12.30

A1

Plenary: Maggie Charles

“Can I use I, should I use we, or do I have to use the passive?” A Pedagogic Approach to Stance in Academic Writing

Chair: Kallia Katsampoxaki-Hodgetts

Sat 7

A1

A2

A3

Workshops

12.30-

1.15

In search of General Academic English: a corpus-driven study

Granger Sylviane & Magali Paquot

Université Catholique de Louvain, Centre for English corpus linguistics, Belgium

Chair: Francesca Sweeney-Androulakis

A corpus-based analysis of stance in the Japanese medical students’ essays

Shozo Yokoyama

University of Miyazaki, Japan

Chair: K. Divini

12.30-1.30, B2

Using classroom based-activities to demonstrate how technical and academic writing skills can be integrated into an ESP course

Panourgia & Perdiki, T.E.I. of Kavala.

Chair: Vicky Nikolaidis

1.15 –

2.00

A1

Plenary: Vasiliki Rizomilioti:

Metaphors in ESP

Chair: N. Rizopoulou

2.00-

2.45

ESL engineering students: pedagogical implications and recommendations for developing communicative competence in English for specific purposes courses

Myles Johanne Mednick , Kingston, Ontario, Canada

Chair: Rizopoulou

2.00- 3.00, B2

Using visual feedback to improve L2 pronunciation in ESP courses

Imber, Maynard, Ohlrogge & Yung-Hui Chien,

University of Michigan.

Chair: K. Divini

2.45- 4.30 Lunch Break

4.30 –

5.15

Practical aspects of developing an ESP e-learning course.

Iwona Misztal

Jagiellonian University

Krakow, Poland

Chair: F. Georgiadi

Focusing on intertextuality in academic texts – Ways of enhancing subject-linked literacy through LSP-classes

Portz Renate

University of Athens

Chair: Genaraki

A unique programme for blended learning, combining an online interactive home-study course with face-to-face classroom activities
Sophia Goundi Burlington English

Consultant

5.15 –

6.00

Cognate words in the language of electronics & electrical engineering. Empirical findings of their didactic potential

Papakonstantinou Melina

T.E.I. of Kavala, Greece

Chair: Rizopoulou

Computer Lab

5.15-6.15

E-learning and English for Academic Purposes

Anne McKay & E. Tripolitakis

Technical University of Crete

Chair: N. Ventura

6.00- 7.00

SIG networking

Language for Science

& Technology (B1)

SIG networking:

Language for Medicine

SIG networking:

Language for Business & Tourism

SIG networking

Language for Humanities (B2)

9.00 Conference Dinner (you need to sign up and pay at the desk)


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