PanSIG Conference:

Pan-SIG Conference 2006: Authentic Communication (day 1 of 2)

Date: Saturday, May 13th, 2006 Time: 10:40 AM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: Plenary Speakers: J D Brown, John Maher and Donna Tatsuki; Call for papers due February 10, 2006

On May 13-14, 2006, the Bilingual, Pragmatics, Teacher Education, and Testing and Evaluation SIGs and the Shizuoka chapter will sponsor the Fifth JALT Pan-SIG Conference. There are three plenary speakers: J. D. Brown, John Maher and Donna Tatsuki. J. D. Brown addresses the topic of ‘authentic communication’, in particular, he focuses on the grounds for ‘whyzit importan’ ta teach reduced forms’. John Maher’s topic is ‘Knowing about Language, Knowing about Bilingualism’. Donna Tatsuki asks a key question in ‘What is Authenticity?’

There will be over 50 presentations, workshops, colloquiums and posters. There is still time to submit a proposal. The deadline for the second call for papers is February 10, 2006. Please refer to the JALT PanSIG conference website for further details about submission guidelines, conference themes and all other aspects of the conference.

Organization: JALT PanSIG Conference (PanSIG Conference)

Cost: see the JALT PanSIG website for details

Venue: Tokai University, Shimizu, Shizuoka

Location: Shimizu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


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