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Full Title: Speaking in a Foreign Language: from Controlled Production to Spontaneous Communication

      
Location: Konin, Poland
Start Date: 08-May-2017 - 10-May-2017
Contact: Bartosz Wolski
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: https://sites.google.com/site/speakingkonin2017/
Meeting Description: The conference will be devoted to various aspects of developing speaking skills in the foreign language classroom, with a particular focus on the steps that can be taken to ensure that learners are able to use target language forms (i.e., grammatical, lexical, phonological, pragmatic) not only in various text-manipulation and text-creation activities but also automatize them to such an extent that they can be employed in a variety of communication-based tasks (Ellis, 1997). It will be organized by Faculty of Philology, State University of Applied Sciences, Konin, Poland, and the Department of English Studies, Faculty of Pedagogy and Fine Arts, Adam Mickiewicz University, Kalisz, Poland. The languages of the conference will be English and Polish, with all the plenary talks given in the former.

The following scholars have agreed to participate in the conference and deliver plenary talks:

- Kees de Bot (University of Pannonia)
- Hanna Komorowska (University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw)
- Jan Majer (University of Łódź)
- Jenefer Philp (University of Lancaster)
- Elaine Tarone (University of Minnesota)
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition
LL Issue: 28.133


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