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Monday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

We are now inviting proposals for presentations in this international conference, organized for the second time. The first one was held in Graz, Austria, in May 2014.

Conference theme

The conference will focus on the role of psychology in learning and teaching languages and address among other things such key issues in the field as: learners and teachers as individuals with various aspects of their psychology involved, including self-concept, motivation, identities, beliefs, agency, emotions, strategies, styles, etc.; the learning process and its outcomes; and the diversity of contexts where the learning and teaching of languages takes place these days.

Academic programme

Talks by plenary speakers

o   Phil Benson, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (

o   Maggie Kubanyiova, University of Birmingham, UK (

o   Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria (

Presentations by conference participants

The submission of proposals opens on February 1, 2016 and closes on March 15, 2016. This is done by filling out an online form at

o   Types of presentations: 1) paper, 2) poster, 3) colloquium (with thematically related papers, discussion and audience participation), and 4) workshop (with hands-on activities based on some data or a specific topic)

o   Length of abstracts: paper or poster (300 words, max., including references), colloquium (500 words, max., including titles of papers but no mention of presenters by name; and if a proposal is accepted, an abstract will be requested for each paper, 300 words, max.); workshop (500 words, max.)

o   Length of presentations in the conference: paper (20 min. and 10 min. for questions and answers), poster (size AO, max.), colloquium (90 or 180 min.), workshop (90 min.)

o   Language policy: The language of the conference is English. If a presentation is based on data in any other language, use of multilingual material (e.g. in Power Point slides, handouts) is recommended.

The proposals for any type of presentation will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the PLL Scientific Committee and the Organizing Committee.

Proposal acceptances will be sent out by early May 2016.

The conference will be held in Paviljonki congress centre.

Registration will open on the conference website on May 2. Those whose proposals get accepted will have to register by May 15. The conference fee is EUR 225–300 for regular participants and EUR 100 for students, and it includes lunch and refreshments. 

The social programme will include a conference dinner in a restaurant with panoramic views over the City of Jyväskylä, and a half-a-day excursion to Mänttä, a great destination for lovers of fine arts and nature.

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We look forward to seeing you in Jyväskylä, Finland, in late August 2016.

Organizing Committee



The CLyLT  Summer School is organized by the Faculty of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, the largest university in the Balkans. The Summer School is run by experienced members of the Faculty of English who have linguistic and pedagogical expertise as well as extensive experience in foreign language education and pedagogy.  

The Summer School will take place in Chania, Crete and it will offer three separate courses:

(a) a course on CLIL methodology,

(b) another one on Technology in Education, and

(c) a third one on Early Foreign Language learning.

All courses are going to be taught in English by a team of experienced teacher trainers with expertise in the areas of teaching methodology, early language education and digital media. All training materials used in the courses have been previously implemented and tested within the classroom context.

The courses address primary and secondary school teachers who are interested in expanding their knowledge on contemporary teaching methodologies, such as CLIL, innovative approaches to the integration of Technology in Education as well as Early Foreign Language Learning.

Courses will consist of 20-40 contact hours and two to four afternoon workshops, where trainees will have the chance to put into practice the techniques and methods presented and discussed during the morning sessions. Classes will be held on weekdays whereas during the weekends and afternoons trainees will be free. A series of cultural events, trips to well known archaeological sites and museums will be organized. Trainees will also have the chance to enjoy some of the world’s most famous touristic attractions.

For more information please visit our website:





Meeting Point: Tallinn, Estonia

Date: 19-21 May 2016


The Estonian Association for Applied Linguistics (EAAL) and AILA-Europe welcome you to the 8th Junior Researchers Meeting in Applied Linguistics (JRM 2016) to be held in Tallinn, the beautiful capital of Estonia, from Thursday 19 May 2016 to Saturday 21 May 2016. The Conference will be hosted by Tallinn University in association with the Estonian Association for Applied Linguistics (EAAL) and the Institute of the Estonian Language (IEL).

The JRM 2016 follows the traditions of previous meetings of bringing together young researchers in Applied Linguistics to present their research, both the final results as well the work in progress, and to communicate interactively and informally.

The JRM 2016 will focus on Applied Linguistics as a broad area of studies in language use and application of linguistic knowledge in society. A paper may present also work in progress. Abstracts which address the conference theme will be particularly welcome.

The JRM 2016 will host the Workshop on AILA/AAAL Model to help national AILA affiliates to develop their visibility (presented by Dr. Aneta Pavlenko and Dr. Daniel Perrin).

Keynote speakers

Dr. Scott Jarvis (Ohio University, Athens, Ohio, USA) -- How do crosslinguistic similarity and learners’ cognitive capacities affect their ability to process and retain target-language input

Dr. Aneta Pavlenko (Temple University, Philadelphia, Immediate Past President of the American Association for Applied Linguistics) -- Linguistics in the courtroom

Dr. Jelena Kallas (Institute of the Estonian Language, Tallinn) -- Lexicography at a crossroads


Abstracts should be sent via EasyChair at JRM 2016. The submission web site is open HERE

Margit Langemets

Estonian Association for Applied Linguistics (EAAL)

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The CALL FOR PAPERS for the 18th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics is now open. Proposals for posters, papers and symposia can be submitted from January 18th to March 31st 2016 through the conference website –

The conference will gather scholars from all over the world who share interests in discursive practices in and across diverse social domains. The theme “Innovation and Epistemological Challenges in Applied Linguistics” aims at fostering discussions about innovative research agendas to address social practices and how they challenge the way we comprehend, produce and transform knowledge in the area. We look forward to meeting you in Rio in 2017.