Call for Papers: 2018 Conference

The Curtin University School of Education and the Modern Language Teachers’ Association of Western Australia (MLTWA) invite papers for the 4th Biannual Conference on Applied Linguistics / 2018 MLTAWA Biennial State Conference to be held at Curtin University 20-21 July 2018. The conference is designed for teachers and pre-service teachers of Languages and EALD, students of Linguistics and academics. The theme of the Conference is ‘Making Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) Work in the Classroom’ which we would like to explore from a variety of local, national and international perspectives, and provide a balance of theory and practice. Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT) is an approach which offers students opportunities to actively engage in communication in order to achieve a goal or complete a task. TBLT seeks to develop students’ interlanguage through providing a task and then using language to solve it.

Keynote speakers for the Conference include:

Professor Rod Ellis

Dr Lindy Norris

Associate Professor Paul Toth

Associate Professor Craig Lambert

Professor Krishna Sen will present the Nick Norris Memorial Lecture on leadership in Languages

We welcome submissions from practising language educators at all levels of education, researchers, pre-service teachers and postgraduate students, as well as others with a languages focus for the concurrent sessions. Please use the following form to submit a proposal for a session. If you have multiple proposals, please repeat the process.

Submission form

Submissions closed 31 May, 2018.

Click here for information about keynote and concurrent sessions.

Register now for the Conference!

3 thoughts on “Call for Papers: 2018 Conference

  1. Hi Kate,

    I have submitted to day and feel I should have added that I am a Curtin student at present with the Phd study and the proposal is a little short…. I realised it is meant to be much longer. Is it worth re submitting at all and can I over ride the current one.

  2. Tracy Kinsella 05/06/2018 at 16:03 - Reply

    Hi, I’m a preservice teacher (Murdoch student) who’d like to register for the Saturday only; however, the form insists on having my language-teaching association number, but I don’t belong to any such associations at this stage (not yet being in employment). Is there some other way I can register or bypass the red asterisk on the form for student registration? (I mean the form linked to on the Curtin site.) Thanks!

  3. Hi Tracy, not sure if someone has already responded. Glad to hear you are interested in attending our conference. Try entering your Murdoch student number in the association number section (or even just writing Murdoch). If you are still having problems contact:
    Gabrielle Migliore, Professional Learning Hub Coordinator on [email protected]
    BTW the MLTAWA conference page is now live, there you will be able to find out more about what is planned for each day of the conference –

    hope to meet you at the conference
    Nadia (president MLTAWA)

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