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Along a number of samples from language classrooms in different contexts, this paper will focus on the question of how micro-analytic informed research can be applied to the very teaching of interactional awareness and interactional competences to future language teachers.

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This featured presentation begins with a systematic review of published CDST research in the Chinese context and identifies possible future directions. Publications in both international journals and Chinese journals are compared and contrasted in terms of developmental trends, topic distribution, research methods and research design. Then I introd...

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The featured talk will present premises of a research-based framework of inclusive practices in language teaching/learning scenarios. Based on the premise that learner diversity functions as an asset in language classrooms, the review of research is going to address challenges of inclusive practices for learners, classroom and curriculum design, an...

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In this presentation, I first review how the term alignment" has been used in applied linguistics. Next, I focus on uses of alignment in allied disciplines. Finally, I describe four important concepts which may overlap with alignment, but use other terms: accommodation; attunement; entrainment; and interactional synchrony"

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Gestures are gaining ground in SLA/multilingualism research. Setting the stage for this symposium, I provide some background on gestures, highlighting links between gestures, speech, language, and culture. I then briefly introduce a few areas where the form and function of gestures have hitherto been studied in L2/multilingual production and compre...

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Shadowing is a technique for enhancing L2 acquisition, in which learners repeat speech aloud, while listening attentively to the incoming speech. Of the four effects of shadowing (i.e. input, practice, output, and monitoring) proposed by Kadota (2019), my focus here is on input and output effects in this featured presentation.

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This talk will consider the significance of ELF not just as a linguistic phenomenon of academic interest but as implicated in pretty much all the socio-political developments of globalization and the problems these give rise to, and so directly relevant to applied linguistic investigation.

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Looking back on salient historical texts largely based on self-socioanalysis and with regard to current developments in sociology and linguistics, the concepts of lived experience of language and the creative multimodal approach of the language portrait are located within the broad and heterogeneous field of biographical research.Link to the video ...

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Doctoral dissertations can be written in a number of different ways and alternate scholarly forms are now being accepted for the award of the degree. This presentation discusses thesis and dissertation writing from the point of view of genre change and evolution, and what these changes means for student writers.

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CLIL has been claimed to be a pedagogy that supports all learners irrespective of their academic and linguistic background. I will address the pros and cons of this claim based on evidence from relevant empirical studies. Connections will be made to language-oriented content teaching and content-based language teaching in L1 and L2.

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This paper presents a holistic model for multilingualism in education that has been implemented in several Dutch educational projects. Within these projects multilingual activities are developed and implemented in co-construction between researchers, teachers and students. These activities aim to include all languages present in the classroom: from...

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This talk aims at conceptualizing much-needed interventions into teacher education that empower foreign language teachers for queering their classroom practices. It will present a ‘docking-station’ of texts and tasks that teachers can use to diversify their teaching, and to end the silencing of LGBTIQ+ perspectives that prevails until today.&nb...

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Advocacy for minoritized languages has tended to focus on a critical deconstruction paradigm – critiquing post-colonial language policies for excluding those languages from higher domains in favor of inherited colonial languages, but not offering alternative policies to remedy the situation. In contrast, this talk considers the challenges facing ...

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Now that the bilingual advantage debate has reached an impasse, one way forward could be to assess to what extent language education and different instructional contexts may play a role in the manifestation of bilingual effects on cognition. If children learn a foreign language at school, can they still be classified as monolinguals? And if foreign...

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Language anxiety is a dynamic individual difference forming part of an interconnected, fluctuating system that shifts unpredictably over time and multiple time scales and is effected by perturbations that create a new system based on the previous. Such dynamism implicates necessary changes in both research and pedagogy.

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In this contribution, I approach strategies of language learning and teaching in touristic contexts based on empirical research with beach vendors, in hotel resorts, villages and  Swahili/Mijikenda speakers' homes in Mombasa, Kenya. I am particularly interested in speakers' agency in contexts of inequality and in the impact of touristi...

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This presentation focuses on deaf bilingual education. The goal is to discuss which way bilingual education is developed in thirteen Deaf Schools located in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. I present the research made through the years of 2015 to 2017. We investigated how bilingual education has been built in the schooling context, through t...

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This presentation argues that one major challenge in ISLA lies in a minimal acknowledgment of what comprises the real instructed setting, especially when viewed from a contextual, processing, and curricular perspective. To address issues raised, an exemplar of a longitudinal study embedded within the language syllabus and curriculum is presented.

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The Arabian Gulf by virtue of its demographic composition is a pluralistic society, where many languages and cultures live side by side and interact. This linguistic richness, however, carries its own challenges within it. One main challenge has to do with Arabic language which is the official language of the land.  This session will discuss t...

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This presentation will position a range of language assessment papers from Latin America within Language Assessment Literacy (LAL) and discuss similarities and differences through an emic approach. It will conclude with recommendations for the enhancement of LAL levels through collaborative models and research directions that can inform internation...

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This paper introduces a Personalised Autonomous (PA) model as a new approach to addressing diverse language learning needs of international sojourners in higher education. It discusses its pedagogical efficacy based on both qualitative and quantitative data collected from more than 1,000 students from 2016 to 2019.

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Two separate lines of research have considered how bilingualism might protect older adults against cognitive and neural decline and what consequences are observed when older adults learn a new language. Here we bring these together to ask how cognitive control and language regulation processes function in each domain.

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IDLE-the Informal Digital Learning of English-has proven to be a very powerful practice for learning English outside of classroom instruction. What does this mean for traditional TESOL approaches, given the rise of EMI programs internationally? This presentation suggests new models of English education in EMI universities based on five principles t...

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This study investigated the effects of two types of the audiovisual materials for shadowing?audio cues either with a still image or with a moving image of a speaker' face including lips?through an eye-tracking experiment with L1-Japanese speaking learners of English.

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This prime aim of this opening talk is to argue that the relationship between second language acquisition (SLA) and language testing (LT) is a bilateral commitment with reciprocal interests and benefits. [THE SYMPOSIUM TIMETABLE CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KowrRBeCwTTFEiAUkAON9ojK1HlUT66-/view?usp=sharing]

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Results of a large, longitudinal study examining predictors and outcomes of the acquisition of English among ethnically diverse, low-income, DLLs in Miami are reported. Social and behavioral skills and proficiency in Spanish at school entry are associated with L2 learning. support for home language in bilingual education programs is important.

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This presentation reports on a study investigating children's language learning in two languages, French and English. The children received formal instruction in French whereas contact with English came only from out-of-school exposure. We will look into the children's vocabulary size for both languages and the factors which influence word learning...

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The presentation will examine the potential of digital technologies to close the pedagogical divide that frequently consigns socially disadvantaged and minoritized multilingual students to less intellectually challenging instructional experiences than their more advantaged peers. Examples will be presented in the context of transmission, social con...

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This paper discusses the language ideologies that inform language educational tourism. Through examining ethnographic data on language educational tours in China (Gao 2012, 2019), I identify three interrelated ideologies, including language learning as a temporal-spatial project, language learning as/through interaction, and language learning as re...

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This presentation will investigate how collaboration can be a crucial lever to enact fundamental change in how individual institutions think of language provision. By working collaboratively across institutional boundaries, innovative solutions for offering a wide range of languages can be explored and exploited by like-minded partners.

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