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Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives – Diverse voices

Please note that the deadline for abstracts for the ELL conference 2018 has been extended until December 15, 2017.

For further details, please visit: http://vigdis.hi.is/early_language_learning_conference_2018.

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Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives – Diverse voices
June 13-15, 2018. Reykjavik, Iceland

The School of Education, University of Iceland and the Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages are pleased to announce the third international conference on Early Language Learning which will be held in Reykjavík on June 13-15, 2018.

The conference will focus on early second and foreign language learning in preschool and primary education contexts across the globe. With this conference we hope to provide opportunities for colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds (e.g., researchers, teachers, policy makers) to establish links and expand the work in the fields of multilingualism, linguistic diversity and early language learning. The conference language is English.

We invite the submission of abstracts on any research- or practice-oriented topic relating to the learning of foreign, second or additional languages by learners of primary school age or younger (ages 3-12). Topics relating to younger or older learners (up to age 15) will also be considered.

We welcome proposals for individual papers, colloquia and posters. Abstracts for all types of presentations should be no more than 350 words, written in English and include the following:

  • Name and affiliation of the presenter(s)
  • Email address
  • Title of the presentation (max. 20 words).
  • Abstract: aims of the study, theoretical underpinning, methodology, main findings and discussion, implications for practice/policy and references (if included).

Abstract submission extended deadline: December 15, 2017

See http://vigdis.hi.is/ell_call_for_papers for further information.

Early Language Learning Conference update

Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives – Diverse voices

June 13-15, 2018, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and the School of Education, University of Iceland are pleased to announce the third international conference on Early Language Learning 2018.

The conference website for the Early Language Learning Conference is now up and running: http://vigdis.hi.is/early_language_learning_conference_2018

Please note that the deadline for online abstract submissions is December 1, 2017.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Conference Announcement

Early Language Learning: Multiple perspectives – Diverse voices

June 13-15, 2018, Reykjavík, Iceland

The Vigdís Finnbogadóttir Institute of Foreign Languages and the School of Education, University of Iceland are pleased to announce the third international conference on Early Language Learning 2018.

In association with the AILA Research Network on Early Language Learning, we would like to invite you to experience the ‘bright nights’ of Reykjavík and to explore and discuss issues surrounding multilingualism and young language learners. The conference will focus on early second and foreign language learning in preschool and primary education contexts across the globe. With this conference we hope to provide opportunities for colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds (e.g., researchers, teachers, policy makers) to establish links and expand the work in the fields of multilingualism, linguistic diversity and early language learning.

Conveners and organizing committee: Samúel Lefever, University of Iceland; Hanna Ragnarsdóttir, University of Iceland; Fríða Jónsdóttir, City of Reykjavík; Birna Arnbjörnsdóttir, University of Iceland ; Kristín Erla Harðardóttir, University of Iceland

The organizing committee of the ELL Conference 2018 invites the submission of abstracts on any research or teaching-oriented topic relating to the learning of a foreign, second or additional languages by learners of primary school age or younger (ages 3-12). Topics relating to younger or older learners (up to age 15) will also be considered.

Submissions are invited for paper, colloquia or poster presentations. Paper presentations are allowed 20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion. Designated times will be scheduled for poster presentations. Colloquia will be allowed 60-90 minutes. Colloquia proposals should be submitted by a chair on behalf of 3-5 presenters. The proposal should include an introduction of no more than 100 words followed by abstracts of each contribution. Abstracts for all types of presentations should be no more than 350 words and include the following:

  •   Name and affiliation of the presenter(s)
  •   Email address
  •   Title of the presentation (max. 20 words).
  •   Abstract: aims of the study, theoretical underpinning, methodology, main findings and discussion, implications for practice/policy and references (if included).

The total number of presentations per participant (as individual or co-presenter) should be no more than two, including a combination of oral presentation and/or poster presentation.

Abstract submission deadline: December 1, 2017

Notification of acceptance: January 15, 2018

Further information regarding online submission and registration will be made available on the conference website by October 10, 2017.

Contact: infovigdis@hi.is