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Improving Learners' Proficiency and Accuracy

Improving Learners' Proficiency and Accuracy
UTM Instructional Centre
Time: Feb 1st, 9:00 am End: Feb 2nd, 4:00 pm
Interest Categories: Spanish & Portuguese (FAS), South Asian, Slavic Studies (FAS), Linguistics (FAS), Latin American, Language Studies (UTM), Italian Studies (FAS), German (FAS), French and Linguistics (UTSC), French (FAS), Education, East Asian Studies (FAS), Critical Theory
Third International Conference on Second-Language Pedagogy

The Organizing Committee of the 3rd International Conference on Second Language Pedagogies cordially invites you to the conference on Feb. 1st and 2nd at the University of Toronto Mississauga campus:

Improving Learners' Proficiency and Accuracy

This is a great opportunity for all of us to show our support for teaching and/or enhance our teaching skills.
This year’s conference will explore innovative and effective didactic strategies and theories that aim to improve second language learners’ proficiency and accuracy in current educational settings. There are over 50 panels and individual paper presentations as well as 8 interactive workshops on the themes of technology use in second language learning and teaching, challenges in today’s classroom, student motivation and engagement, innovative assessment methods, and experiential learning.


Keynote Speakers:

  • Tom Cobb, Université du Québec à Montréal: Does Research Have a Role in “Improving Language Learners' Accuracy and Proficiency”? What Kind of Research? 
  • Larry Vandergrift, Professor Emeritus, University of Ottawa: Facilitating Language Learning: Developing Smart Listeners.

A banquet celebration is scheduled in Novotel hotel (across Square One shopping mall) on Saturday evening.

Registration for presenters and non-presenters is open on the conference website.

  • Undergraduate students’ registration is free; however they still need to register for the conference.
  • Non-presenters and non-presenting graduate students’ registration is $30 without banquet, $70 with banquet option. Students can also volunteer to support the conference organization. To ensure proper planning, we encourage you to register as soon as possible via the conference website.

For more information, please visit https://secure.utm.utoronto.ca/slpc or contact Joanna Szewczyk.

Download conference poster [pdf]

Download conference program [pdf]


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