Learning to communicate - communicating to learn:

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We are born with a drive to communicate our needs, our feelings and our thoughts, and each day we use language to communicate with others: either orally; through writing; and increasingly over the internet. Communication is therefore integral to language learning and activities that involve learners using language that is meaningful to participate in real communication support the learning process. Communicating with others, whether the teacher or peers, allows learners to practise the language, receive feedback, and use language creatively, and practitioners need to provide frequent opportunities for students to learn how to communicate effectively in the classroom. In addition to its role in language learning, communication is central in learning about ourselves, about others and about our world. In the language classroom it has a pivotal role in learning to learn, in assessment and in intercultural learning, to mention but a few.

We are therefore happy to announce that the 8th edition of our International Conference on Teaching English as a Foreign Language, entitled ‘Learning to Communicate - Communicating to Learn: English language learning in formal education’ will take place online on the 13 and 14 January 2023. We are particularly interested in papers that take an empirical stance and present implications for classroom practices and extend an invitation to teachers, teacher-researchers and researchers across all levels of formal education.
Period13 Jan 202314 Jan 2023
Event typeConference
Conference number8
LocationLisbon, PortugalShow on map
Degree of RecognitionInternational