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THE 59th TEFLIN International Conference-2012
Master of Arts in TEFL - Widya Mandala Graduate School
Widya Mandala Catholic University Surabaya
6-8 November 2012 

Secretariat: Jl. Dinoyo 42-44 Surabaya, East Java, Indonesia
Phone: 62-31-5682211, 62-31-5614183, 62-31-5678478 Ext. 185, 202, 213, 203 
 Fax: 62-31-5610818    Email: teflin59@gmail.com    Website: http://teflin2012.wima.ac.id



 

 

THE 59th TEFLIN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE

English Language Learning and Teaching in the Digitization Era 

 

I.     The Background

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) can expand access to English programmes and improve the quality of teaching and learning in general. The World Wide Web expands the classroom context and provides access to current, up-to-date materials from the country or countries of the target language, offering learners and teachers a plethora of materials in different modes, bringing the foreign culture and language to life and making it more tangible. Considering the potential of ICTs in English education, TEFLIN (the association of Teaching English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia) will hold an international conference. The theme of the 59th TEFLIN International Conference 2012 is English Language Learning and Teaching in the Digitization Era. Further, the theme is taken under the consideration of the huge and fast development of ICT since the beginning of the 21st Century, The Indonesian government’s policy to raise RSBI (translated, Initiation of International Equivalence Based Schools) and SBI (International Equivalence Based Schools), the importance of pedagogy in the Teaching and Learning of English as the shift from English language methods into Post Methodology, or the Postmethod Condition and Postmethod Pedagogy. In other words, Teachers of English in Indonesia are now challenged to possess multiple skills (IT, critical thinking, critical discourse) to face the 21st Century or the Digitization era.

 

II.  The Theme 

The theme of the conference is English Language Learning and Teaching in the Digitization Era.

 

III. The Goals 

The goals of the 59th TEFLIN International Conference are to achieve the followings:

1. to provide participants with some overview and understanding of the pedagogy and strategies of the teaching and learning of English in the digitization era;
2. to actualize all aspects related to the improvements of the pedagogy and strategies of the teaching and learning of English as a foreign language in Indonesia;
3. to share the latest issues of teaching and research related to the pedagogy and strategies of the teaching and learning of English language.
4. to encourage teachers of English to grasp for quality in terms of the pedagogy and strategies of the teaching and learning of English in order that they become more professionals.

 

IV. The Topic Areas 

The conference will explore topics or issues related to its theme—English Language Learning and Teaching in the Digitization Era. The topic areas include:

  1. ICT and Language Teaching and Learning
  2. Teacher Training Development
  3. Teaching English for Content Subjects
  4. Classroom Management and Practice
  5. Cultural Aspects in ELT
  6. Language of Instruction
  7. Literary Texts in ELT
  8. Translation in ELT
  9. Language Assessment and Evaluation
  10. Language Pedagogy and Curriculum
  11. Materials Development and Design

 

V. Call for Papers

The conference organizers invite English language teachers in schools, education institutes, universities; education administrators; policy makers; researchers and all those who are interested in the English language learning and teaching to submit their paper summary for parallel sessions and workshops presentations.

A. Keynote-Speaker Session
This is a formal lecture presentation by a distinguished scholar in the field, with a forty-five minute lecture plus a fifteen-minute session for questions and answers.

B. Plenary-Speakers Sessions
These are formal lecture presentations by distinguished scholars in the field, with a forty-five minutes lecture plus a fifteen-minute session for questions and answers.

C. Parallel Sessions
These are formal lecture presentations with a sixty-minute lecture for three presenters (each spends twenty minutes including a session for questions and answers).

D. Workshops
In these thirty-minute sessions there are short lectures by the presenters. Otherwise, the participants are engaged in activities that have been carefully structured by the presenters.

The Organizing Committee reserves the right to assign papers to either the plenary sessions or the parallel sessions.

 

VI. Date and Venue

The 59th TEFLIN International Conference is going to be conducted:
• on 6 – 8 November 2012 (a 8 November is a half-day event)
• at Widya Mandala Catholic University, Jl. Dinoyo  42-44, East Java, Surabaya, Indonesia.

 

VII. The Procedures for Submission of Paper/Workshop Proposals

Below are the procedural points of the paper or workshop proposal submission

• A 500-word paper summary with a title not exceeding 12 words should be sent to the Conference Secretariat no later than 16 July 2012. Paper summaries outside the word limit will not be accepted.

• The Conference Organizing Committee will inform proposers by 15 August 2012 whether their proposals are accepted. Presenters are required to confirm participation with payment of registration fees by 1 October 2012 and to register for the seminar.

• A soft copy of the completed text of the paper accepted for the Conference must be sent to the Conference Secretariat no later than 27 October 2012. If these are not received by this date, the Committee reserves the right to withdraw the paper from presentation.

 

VIII. Criteria of Acceptance

All paper summaries will be evaluated by the Conference Organizing Committee. Relevance to the theme and topic of the Conference, latest issues of discussion and originality are among the major considerations in the acceptance of papers. The Committee reserves the right to decline paper/workshop proposals without assigning reasons.

 

IX. Copyrights/Publications

The authors of the papers presented in the conference may propose to the committee to publish their papers in the proceeding. The committee reserves the copyright over all papers presented at the conference.

 

X. Registration Fee

Registration will be confirmed only upon receipt of the conference registration fee which is non-refundable.

• Fees a up to 30 September 2012 : IDR875,000.00 (including English fellows having  KITAS)
• Fees a after 30 September 2012 : IDR975,000.00 (including English fellows having KITAS)
• Overseas participants : US$ 200.00
 
XI. Payment Method

1. Local Participants: you can make payments by transferring it to Bank Mandiri (full amount: exclude transfer fee/bank administration fee):

Account Number : 140-00-1188745-3 (IDR)
Account holder name : Dr. Ignatius Harjanto / Marini Purwanto
Bank name : Bank Mandiri
Branch : Surabaya Pahlawan 14004
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