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Call for papers


2nd call for papers – Deadline: Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

Play a direct role in the INTERNATIONAL LANGUAGE SYMPOSIUM BRNO 2017 by becoming a speaker.

Keynote and Plenary speakers already include: Dr. Stephen Krashen, Nicky Hockly, JJ Wilson, Guy Cook, Jeremy Harmer, Philip Kerr, Hugh Dellar, Huw Jarvis and many more!!!

Hosted and Coordinated by: CA Institute of Languages and EAQUALS

The International Language Symposium provides an opportunity to exchange expertise and examples of best practice with an audience of language education professionals from all over the world right in the center of Europe.

Attendees will include academic managers, language teachers and business directors along with specialists from international education organizations.

Symposium themes

The 2017 Symposium program will be organized under these main themes:

  • Language Teaching and Learning
  • Language and Identity
  • Teacher Training and CPD, EPG, TD-Fram
  • Literature and Language Teaching
  • Psychology and Motivation
  • Testing and Assessment
  • Course and Curriculum Design
  • English as a Lingua Franca
  • Corpora in Language Education
  • Management and Marketing

What we are looking for

We are looking for practical topics and case studies that will actively engage participants.

Proposals should link to one of the conference strands and meet at least one of the criteria below:

  • Give case studies and share practical solutions for participants to use in their institutions
  • Explore trends and developments
  • Focus on language learning from the perspective of several different languages and/or different educational context

Format of presentations and workshops

These will be delivered as breakout sessions for up to 50 participants.

Presentations will be delivered in 30-minute slots. Your presentation should take no more than 20-minutes and you should allow 5 minutes at the end for a question and answer session or discussion.

Workshops should be interactive and may be a forum for sharing expertise between participants. They will be delivered in 40 or 60-minute slots.

Submitting a proposal

Please send short bio, picture and abstract to the Symposium Committee at events@ca-institute.com or complete this online form.

Deadline for proposals

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017

The Symposium Committee will confirm whether your proposal has been accepted.

Timing of sessions

Presentations and workshops will be scheduled between 10:00am on Thursday, June 1st and 3:00pm on Saturday, June 3rd. In submitting your proposal, you commit to being available between these times.

Costs of attendance

Workshop presenters will be expected to register for the conference and to cover all the costs of attending the event (travel, accommodation and conference registration fee).