6th English in Southeast Asia Conference

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Date: 2011-07-25

The 6th ENGLISH IN SOUTH EAST ASIA Conference
Thursday, 29th November - Saturday, 1st December 2001

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ABOUT THE ESEA CONFERENCE

The 6th ESEA Conference Program 
6th ESEA Conference Steering Committee 
6th ESEA Conference Sponsors 

ABSTRACTS

Keynote Addresses 
Plenary Speeches: Country Speakers 
Abstracts of Paper Presentation at Parallel Sessions 
Abstracts of the Parallel Workshops 

HOST

Department of English, School of Humanities
Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Philippines

THEME

LEARNING TO TEACH, TEACHING TO LEARN:
Issues, Options, and Directions in Language and Literature Education

ESEA is a consortium of universities in South East Asia concerned with - among other things - the use, development, and implications of English in the region. Member institutions so far includeThe National Institute of Education (Singapore), Curtin University of Technology (Australia),University of Malaya (Malaysia), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (Brunei), and Ateneo de Manila University (Philippines)

CALL FOR PAPERS AND PARTICIPATION

"Within a decade or so, the number of people who speak English as a second language will exceed the number of native speakers" (Graddol, 1997: 2).

This prediction made four years ago will in no time catch up on all of us. While English will continue to be a language for practical communication in commerce, industry, and politics, it is also likely, we may dare say, to develop as one major medium for literary communication and/or appreciation in a lot of L2 contexts. This future of English poses a complex challenge, not the least to teachers, learners, policy makers, and concerned citizens on the educational scene.

In view of these realities, the 6th ESEA conference aims to:

  • serve as a forum for the exchange of multiple perspectives on the different forms of challenges that are experienced, specifically in language and/or literature education in English with emphasis on the SE Asian context;
  • provide opportunities for extending learning about the WHY, WHAT, and HOW of teaching English, which have for their primary aim the promotion of language and/or literature-based learning; and
  • address issues, explore options, and develop directions born out of research and experiencein relation to the macro and micro aspects of teaching English.

The conference, therefore, seeks to address concerns such as those outlined in the 6 sub-themes below:

A. The Politics of Teaching English: why language and literature in English; language policy; language rights; advocacy; historical and socio-cultural contexts, etc.

B. The South East Asian Teacher of English: teacher proficiency; teacher competence; professional development opportunities, etc.

C. English in a Multilingual Environment: English and other languages; comparative studies; varieties of English; implications for language and literature education, etc.

D. Curriculum or Syllabus Design: evolution of language/literature curricula vis-a-vis local contexts; place of literature in English curriculum; approaches to curriculum/syllabus design; content and focus, etc.

E. Instructional Materials: influences on choice and development; creative design and technology; implications for teaching/learning, etc.

F. Classroom Practice: teaching approaches and strategies; teaching-learning issues; information technology, etc.

KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

    Christopher Brumfit, PhD (University of Southampton, UK)
    Edna Z. Manlapaz, PhD (Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines)
    Malachi Edwin Vethamani, PhD (University of Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)

CONFERENCE FORMAT

The Conference Organizing Committee welcomes paper and workshop proposals based on the six sub-themes.

    a) Panel presentations: 20 minutes + 10 minutes discussion per presenter
    b) Workshops: 80 minutes + 10 minutes discussion

A panel presentation will consist of three presenters whose papers have a similar or related theme. Each presenter is expected to discuss and describe in turn the ideas in his/herpaper, preferably facilitated by a visual aid. The time allotment for each presentation is twenty minutes; ten minutes will be allowed for discussion after each presentation.

A workshop is a hands-on experience of solving a problem or demonstrating and developing a specific technique in teaching, teacher development, learning, testing, research, etc. The eighty minutes allotted for each workshop will cover the time for all or most of the following: a short introduction on the topic and task(s) or demo, a demonstration of a technique, the participants' performance of the task(s), the presentation of output(s). At the end of the workshop, ten minutes will be allowed for further discussion and wrap up.

The Conference will have its light moments too, suitable for relaxation and socialization. Among its social events will be an evening of literary appreciation, music, and enjoymentwhere you will have a chance to recite your poetry,read an excerpt from your short story, or cut a figure on the dance floor! There will also be a conference dinner. Information on the venue, date, and cost can be obtained at the conference reception desk.

SUBMISSION OF PAPER OR WORKSHOP PROPOSALS

Proposals consist of an abstract, a completed Presenter's Proposal Form, and a presenter's bio-data. Abstracts should be no more than 250 words with a title not exceeding 15 words. A bio-data should be no more than 50 words.

Abstracts of papers for the panel presentation (20 minutes) should include a summarized version of the paper, central idea, supporting details, and conclusion.

Abstracts for workshops (80 minutes) should state the goal, a summary of the principle behind the workshop, and a precise description of the tasks to be performed during the workshop.

PROPOSALS SHOULD BE RECEIVED BY 31 May 2001.

Send in the body of an email (not as an attachment) to any or all of the following email addresses:

    doe@admu.edu.ph (Department of English c/o Isabel P. Martin)
    mvilch@admu.edu.ph (Ma. Luz C. Vilches)
    acelt@admu.edu.ph (Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching c/o Victoria Calderon)

Or mail your proposal (with disk copy of MS Word - rich text format or RTF) to Ma. Luz C. Vilches, 6th ESEA Conference Director (see address below) Electronic abstracts will be acknowledged within a week of receipt. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within that time, please send it again. Notifications of accepted proposals will be made by 15 June 2001.

CONFERENCE FEES

Early bird registration (before September 3, 2001): USD 130 or PhP3,500.00
Full registration (after September 3, 2001 and on-site): USD 150 or PhP4,000.00

Registration fee is waived for those whose papers or workshops have been accepted for inclusion in the conference program.

Registration fee benefits: a reception, lunches, morning and afternoon snacks, a conference kit, and a conference certificate.

Recommended mode of payment, other than cash, is by postal money order or checks made payable to Ateneo de Manila University

REGISTRATION FORM

The conference registration form is available for download.

REGISTRATION CANCELLATIONS

Registration cancellations received before 1st November 2001 will incur a 50% cancellation charge. Cancellation after this date will not be refunded.

ACCOMMODATION

Official Accommodation:

    Edsa Shangri-la
    1 Garden Way, Ortigas Center, Mandaluyong City
    Contact: Millie Culanag, Phone: 6369062
    Single/Double: $55/nett with shuttle to and from Ateneo, buffet breakfast

Alternative Accommodation

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT:

Ma. Luz C. Vilches, PhD
6th ESEA Conference Director
Ateneo Center for English Language Teaching (ACELT)
School of Humanities, Loyola Schools, Ateneo de Manila University
Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines
Telephone & Fax (632) 426-43-22
Email: mvilch@admu.edu.ph
Website: http://acelt.faithweb.com