Language Learning & Teaching:An Interdisciplinary Approach
October 30 - 31, 2012
Dear colleagues and students,
behalf of the organizing committee for the First Conference on Language
Learning and Teaching: An Interdisciplinary Approach (LLT-IA), I have
the honor to invite you to take part in this conference which can be a
novel experience for all of the participants. This conference is a
unique and identity-amplifying one, which can bring together different
favors and flavors of teaching issues, broadening the horizons of
research in language education.
The theme of this conference is
an interdisciplinary approach to language learning and teaching. Once,
the language education was within the confines of linguistics, consuming
its ideas and ideals unquestioningly and blindly. I believe that we
should transcend the linguistic findings, entering into the unknown
zones of other fields of study. This enlarges and transforms the
identity of language teachers, making them educational language teachers
- the teachers who enrich and deepen their understanding of language
teaching and learning by employing the findings of other disciplines.
am of the view that any conference which can bring together the
findings of other fields of study and other languages is laudable and
utile. This process of collective reflection over common interests can
familiarize the participants with fresh ideas, bringing meaningful and
beneficial changes to the lives of those participate.
the theme an interdisciplinary approach to language learning and
teaching invites participants to explore the ways in which language
teachers and educators can employ the findings of other languages and
disciplines to become effective and better teachers.
which should be emphasized is that this conference will be held in
Persian and English languages and all language departments including
Persian, English, Arabic, French, Russian, etc. and all scientific
disciplines including psychology, sociology, philosophy, linguistics,
etc. are invited to participate effectively in the conference.
behalf of the Conference Organizing Committee I look forward to
welcoming you all to the 2012 Conference in Ferdowsi University of