XXIII SYMPOSIUM ON RESEARCH IN APPLIED LINGUISTICS & V INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON LITERACIES AND DISCOURSE STUDIES

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Program

Information about Plenary speakers

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MAESTRÍA EN LINGÜÍSTICA APLICADA DE LA ENSEÑANZA DEL INGLÉS

Call for Presentation Proposals 

The MA Program in Applied Linguistics to the Teaching of English Language (MLAEI by its initials in Spanish) of Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas, in collaboration with the School of Sciences and Education of the same university, is glad to invite submis

sions of presentation proposals for its XXIII Symposium on Research in Applied Linguistics & V International Symposium on Literacies and Discourse Studies. The purpose of this event is to attain some practical realizations of the MLAEI research areas: Literacy process

es in two languages, discourse studies within educational contexts, processes of teacher 

education and development. It includes thought-provoking plenary sessions and concurrent sessions.

Invited plenary speakers:

  • Lynn Mario T. Menezes de Souza . Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil
  • Doris Margarita Correa Rios. Universidad de Antioquia, Colombia. 
  • Sandra Ximena Bonilla Medina. University of East London, UK. Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas.

Venue & important dates:

  • Venue: Aduanilla de Paiba Library of Universidad Distrital Francisco José de Caldas- Bogotá, Colombia
  • Deadline for submissions: October 1st, 2017
  • Date of the event: November 2nd and 3rd, 2017

Topics for presentations: 

Presentations can be about but not limited to the following topics:

1. LITERACY PROCESSES IN TWO LANGUAGES

  • Literacy development at home and at school
  • Reading and writing development in first and second/foreign language
  • Pedagogy of literacy at schools
  • Promoting children as readers and writers in more than one language
  • Digital literacy practices
  • Educational policies on literacy
  • Communities as mediators in literacy develpment

2. DISCOURSE STUDIES WITHIN EDUCATIONAL CONTEXTS

  • The discursive character of education
  • Educational policy as discourse
  • The unraveling of ideology
  • Gender issues in language education
  • Interpreting the semiotics of the classroom
  • The discursive construction of the self
  • Power issues in language education
  • Domination and resistance
  • Narratives of becoming and experiencing
  • The concept of voice in language education

3. PROCESSES OF TEACHER EDUCATION AND DEVELOPMENT

  • Language Teachers' Identity
  • Teachers' Beliefs
  • Teachers' Life Stories
  • Teachers' Empowerment
  • Teacher Education Programs
  • Teachers' Reflective practice
  • Teacher Communities or Communities of Practice

Presentation types:

Proposals are invited for research reports and workshops.

Research reports are formal presentations on finished or ongoing research studies that show a relevant balance between theory and practice. Time limit: 30 minutes.

Workshops entail interaction with the attendees, helping them to develop a specific teaching and learning technique or a hands-on activity. The emphasis is on the participants' activity which is carefully structured by the presenter. Time limit: 30 minutes