CfP: Young Language Learners (YLL) Symposium 2016
Department of Education, University of Oxford
July 6th – 8th, 2016
The Department of Education, University of Oxford is very pleased to announce the second international conference on Young Language Learners (YLL) 2016. As part of the AILA REN on Early Language Learning, we would like to welcome you to join us in the city of the ‘dreaming spires’ for a meeting on issues surrounding YLLs in July 2016. The conference will focus on early second and foreign language learning in school contexts (pre-primary and primary), covering different bilingual and L2/FL provision in school contexts across the globe. This symposium will provide opportunities for colleagues from a range of professional backgrounds to establish links and help expand the work in this important area of language development.
Professor Kathy Sylva: “Supporting bilingual learners in English speaking pre-schools”
Professor Carmen Muñoz: “Exposure effects on young learners’ foreign language learning”
Professor Janet Enever: “Looking beyond the local: Equity as a global concern in early language learning”
Professor Nina Spada: “Questions about instructional time and instructional content in early second/foreign language learning”
Call for Papers
The organizing committee of the YLL Symposium 2016 invites the submission of abstracts on any research-oriented topic relating to the learning of a foreign, second or additional language by learners of primary school age or younger.
Oral Presentations (individual or co-authored papers) to be given in a 20-minute oral presentation plus 10 minutes of discussion.
Poster Presentations (individual or co-authored papers). Posters should be prepared for A0 (841 × 1189 mm).
- The word limit for abstracts is 350 words
- The total number of presentations per participant as first presenter should be no more than two, including a combination of oral presentation and/or poster presentation.
To submit an abstract please click here: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=yll2016 You will need to create an account if you do not already have one. This can be done here: https://www.easychair.org/account/signup.cgi
Deadline for submission of abstracts: January 30th, 2016
Notification of acceptance: by March 14th, 2016