Fifth International Language Learning Conference
The School of Languages, Literacies and Translation at Universiti Sains Malaysia is pleased to announce the Fifth International Language Learning Conference (5th ILLC) 2013. The conference will bring together teachers, educators and scholars to discuss, evaluate and offer new perspectives and directions in language teaching and learning in a rapidly changing world.
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Splendour. Artistic. Modern. 3 words that best describe one of Penang's most vibrant hotels in town. Located in Gurney Drive, a popular location among tourists, for business or leisure, this is the place to be . For more information on the conference venue, please visit www.evergreenhotel.net
A fascinating fusion of the East and West, Penang embraces modernity while retaining its traditions and old world charm. These are reflected in its harmonious multiracial populace and well-preserved heritage buildings which led to George Town being accorded a listing as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site recently.
Long regarded as the food capital of Malaysia, Penang also entices visitors with its beautiful coasts and scrumptious cuisines. For more info, please visit
In Malaysia and the globalised world today, the importance of cultural and linguistic diversity cannot be emphasised enough as our capacity to deal with globalised communications, international businesses and the local community requires a deeper understanding and respect for these diversities. The growing recognition of the importance of multilingualism and multiculturalism makes it imperative that these two aspects are given due emphasis in the teaching and learning of languages and indeed, even in thinking about academic language.
11 - 13 Nov 2013 : Evergreen Laurel Hotel, Penang, Malaysia
'Acknowledging Multilingualism, Multiculturalism and Their Different Facets in Language Teaching and Learning'
Language Teaching, Pedagogy & Curriculum Design
Language History, Planning & Policy
Language, ICT & New Media Communcation
Interest & Motivation in Language Learning
Language, Communication & Multiculturalism
Language, Material Production & Assessment
Language & Literacies
Language & Translation
Role of Languages in Education
Multilingualism in Building Knowledge Societies
organised by the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation, USM
This calls for a reconceptualisation of the way language teaching and learning is conceived and accomplished as internationalization creates new challenges and demands that impact on classroom practices and our understanding of literacy. These new demands mean that we have to acknowledge, understand and account for these diversities because effective literacy instruction is built upon cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Understanding and respecting the array of different cultures and languages represented in our classrooms will help educators adopt strategies for teaching languages and literacy that will encourage and support student achievement.
The 5th ILLC will provide a common platform for educators, students, institutions and interested parties to present and discuss research, developments and innovations in the field of language teaching and learning.