Call for Papers
ILAC International Conference 2014
“Language and Culture Education: Current Perspectives and Future Directions”

The Institute of Language, Art and Culture (ILAC) of Suan Dusit Rajabhat University will hold 4th ILAC International Conference on July 22-23, 2014, at Raktakanishta Hall, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand.

Rationale

The Institute of Language, Art and Culture, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University would like to invite teachers, educators, students, and all stakeholders in the academic field to participate in the 4th Annual ILAC International Conference on Language and Culture on July 22 and 23, 2014 at Raktakanishta Hall, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand.
The conference theme this year is “Language and Culture Education: Current Perspectives and Future Directions”. As always, the main goal of the conference is to celebrate and appreciate the beauty of languages and cultures belonging to people of different ethnicities and nationalities. The approach of the ASEAN Economic Community or AEC in 2015 has made us aware that we are not citizens of a particular country, nor of a particular region, but essentially we are citizens of the world. With the guidance of well-planned education, we can prepare our citizens to understand differences, appreciate diversity, and respect the basic rights of human beings, all in the interest of a peaceful and sustainable future for everyone.

Objectives

  1. To celebrate and appreciate the beauty of languages and cultures belonging to people of different ethnic groups
  2. To enhance cooperation and promote better understanding among people of different cultures
  3. To provide an opportunity for academics to present papers on language and culture
  4. To promote academic research, languages, and culture
  5. To share knowledge of language and culture with the public

 The topics of interest

Languages

  • Language teaching and learning
  • Curriculum development and syllabus design
  • Language teaching through technology
  • Learning assessment and evaluation
  • Cultural awareness in language teaching
  • Language diversity

Cultures

  • Foods and cuisine
  • Performing arts
  • Handicrafts
  • Alternative medicines
  • Cultural heritages and tourism
  • Local wisdom

We would like to welcome applications from all parties of language and culture fields for oral presentations, poster presentations, and workshops. Proposals focusing on the conference theme and topic areas will receive first consideration.

Keynote Speakers

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Rahimi

Bangkok University, Thailand

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Ali Rahimi, Ph.D.  is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics at Bangkok University, Thailand. He is the author of 13 books. Four recent titles are Critical Discourse Analysis, The Art of Communication, Roadmap to Meaning, Textbook Evaluation: Analysis of ELT materials. He has translated 12 books on Creative Intelligence, Psychology, Sociolinguistics, and Pragmatics, etc. He has also published extensively in different reputable international journals and has presented his articles at national and international conferences. He has run workshops throughout Asia and Europe on Creativity, Critical thinking, Communication Skills, Critical Discourse Analysis, Language and Culture, and Research Designs. He has had major roles in international educational associations as well as curriculum development policies and has served on numerous editorial boards. He is the editor-in-chief of Global Journal of Foreign Language Teaching.

 

Prof. Joseph Foley

Assumption University, Thailand

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Joseph Foley is Professor and Director of the Doctoral Program in the Graduate School of English at Assumption University, Bangkok, Thailand since June 2006. Previously, he was Head of English Language in the Department of English Language and Literature at the National University of Singapore where he taught for more than 25 years. More recently he was a Language Specialist with Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Language Centre (RELC) in Singapore. Professor Foley has taught in all the countries in Southeast Asia as well as Japan, China, Australia and the UK. He has also been advisor to several Ministries of Education and Research fellow in Australia, Japan, Mauritius, Thailand and the UK. He has published widely, mainly in the area of Systemic Linguistics, Language Development and World Englishes. He was for many years been the editor of the RELC Journal and is now editor of The New English Teacher.

Presentation forms

  • Oral presentation (20 minutes)
  • Poster presentation (W= 80 CM/ H= 120 CM)

Paper submission due date

  • May 15, 2014: Abstracts (250 words including title) and Biodata (50 words)
  • June 25, 2014: Full Papers (12 pages, including all references, notes, and appendices.

Please check format guidelines and application form at www.ilac.dusit.ac.th/conference and submit your paper to Ms. Wankaew Leepuengtham via email: wankaewl@yahoo.fr with following email subjects:

  • For abstracts: (Conference abstract + your name + your Surname) i.e. Conference abstract
  • For full papers: (Conference full paper + your name + your Surname) i.e. Conference full paper

Registration:

Before June 30, 2014

  • Oral/ poster presentation – Baht 3,000 (US$ 100)
  • Oral/poster presentation with students ID – Baht 2,400 (US$ 80)
  • Participant Baht 1,500 (US$ 50)
  • Onsite participants – Baht 2,000

*** Only participants are allowed for late or on-site registration. ***

This registration fee includes:

    • lunch and coffee breaks
    • welcome dinner on July 22, 2014

Download registration form here.  .DOC  .PDF

Accommodation and Venue

The conference will be held on July 22th – 23th, 2014 at Raktakanishta Hall, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Bangkok, Thailand, located on the corner of Ratchasima and Rajavithi Road, Bangkok.

The following hotels are also located close to the conference centre. You should contact the hotels directly to make your own reservations.

The Suan Dusit Place
295 Ratchasima Rd., Dusit,Bangkok 10300. Thailand
Tel 66-2241-7571- 80 Fax: 66-2243-6898-9
“The Suan Dusit Place” hotel is just one minute walk to the conference site.
www.dusitproduct.com

Royal River Hotel, Bangkok
219 Charansanitwong Road Soi 66/1, Bangkok, Thailand 10700
ww.royalriverhotel.com

The River Side Bangkok Hotel
195 Rajavithi Rd. Bangkok 10700
www.riversidebangkok.com

Contact persons

Ms. Wankaew Leepuengtham
Institute of Language, Art and Culture
Suan Dusit Rajabhat University,
295 Nakorn Ratchasima Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, THAILAND
Telephone + 66 2244 5260-2
FAX + 66 2244 5261
Email: wankaewl@yahoo.fr

 

Mr. Sarapol Chirasawadi
Institute of Language, Art and Culture
Suan Dusit Rajabhat University,
295 Nakorn Ratchasima Road, Dusit, Bangkok 10300, THAILAND
Telephone + 66 2244 5260-2
FAX + 66 2244 5261
Email: sarapol@hotmail.com

 

The 2013 ILAC International Conference Organising Committee would like to express  gratitude to keynote speakers, presenters, participants, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University lecturers, staff and students who help collaboratively made this year conference a successful event.

Hope you have a memorable experience of this conference and see you all again next year.