Given the increasing numbers of situations where specialization in languages and translation is needed, along with greater internationalization and technologisation of Higher Education, it is necessary to revise the role of languages and translation for specific and academic purposes. AELFE 2016 intends to bring together researchers, academics and language professionals concerned with these areas, along with academics and experts in other fields and languages all over the world.
This conference is aimed at those who are interested in all aspects of research and applications of these fields who might be interested in publishing high quality papers in a reputed academic journal and in a special volume of peer-reviewed selected presentations under the seal of the Universidad de Alcalá Publishing.
Fernando Galván Reula (Rector University of Alcalá)
Jesús García Laborda (Chief coordinator)
Mary Frances Litzler (co-main organizer)
Soraya Esteban García
Teresa Magal (Graphic design)
José Luis Giménez López (Web design)
Juan Manuel Camacho
Alfonso Corbacho Sánchez
Victor Lucía Gómez
Grupo Atlas (UNED)
Marta Aguilar (Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya)
Elena Bárcena (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia)
Mª Enriqueta Cortés (Universidad de Almería)
Ana María Gimeno Sanz (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)
Mercedes Eurrutia (Universidad de Murcia)
Amparo García-Carbonell (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia)
Rosa Giménez (Universitat de València)
Victoria Guillén (Universidad de Alicante)
Honesto Herrera (Universidad Complutense de Madrid)
Maria Kuteeva (Stockholm University, Sweden)
Laura M. Muresan (Bucharest University of Economic Studies, Romania)
Claus-Peter Neumann (Universidad de Zaragoza)
María Ángeles Orts (Universidad de Murcia)
Juan Carlos Palmer (Universitat Jaume I)
Gloria Luque (Universidad de Jaén)
Camino Bueno (Universidad Pública de Navarra)
Ruth Breeze (Universidad de Navarra)
Ramón Plo (Universidad de Zaragoza)
Carmen Sancho (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Chelo Vargas (Universidad de Alicante)
Marisol Velasco (Universidad de Valladolid)
José González Such (Universidad de Valencia)
Marian Amengual (Universidad de Islas Baleares)
Carol Berkenkotter (University of Minnesota, USA)
Vijay K. Bhatia (City University, Hong Kong, China)
M. Teresa Cabré (Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Spain)
Maria Vittoria Calvi (Università degli Studi di Milano, Italy)
Gibson R. Ferguson (University of Sheffield, UK)
Maurizio Gotti (Università degli Studi di Bergamo, Italy)
Thomas N. Huckin (University of Utah, USA)
Ken Hyland (The University of Hong Kong, China)
Chris Kennedy (University of Birmingham, UK)
Ricardo Mairal (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain)
Françoise Salager-Meyer (Universidad de los Andes, Venezuela)
Mike Scott (Aston University, UK)
John Skelton (University of Birmingham, UK)
John M. Swales (University of Michigan, USA)
Sven Tarp (Aarhus School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark)
Bern Voss (Universität Dresden, Germany)
Carmen Valero Garcés (Universidad de Alcalá)
Rahimi Ali (Bangkok University)
María Luisa Carraió Pastor (UPV)
Noelia Ruíz Madrid (UJI)
Inmaculada Álvarez de Mon (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Nuria Edo (Universitat Jaume I)
I Mª Ángeles Orts Llopis (Universidad de Murcia)
Begoña Bellés Fortuño (Universitat Jaume I)
Elena Bárcena (UNED)
Elena Martín Monje (UNED)
Lieve Vangehuchten (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Mathea Simons (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Manuela Crespo (Universiteit Antwerpen)
Añadir Mª Dolores Porto (UAH)
Carmen Valero Garcés (UAH)
Carmen Pena Díaz (UAH)
José Gonzalez Such (UV)
Huseyin Bicen (Near East University)
Huseyin Uzunboylu (Near East University)
Teresa Magal Royo (UPV)
Ana M. Gimeno
(Universitat Politécnica de Valencia, Spain)
Title: Challenges in satisfying learner expectations in an ever-increasing technological world
Based on 30 years’ experience teaching in the Applied Linguistics Department at the Technical University of Valencia (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia - UPV) and leading the CAMILLE Research Group –devoted to R&D in Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), Ana Gimeno will refer to several initiatives that have been implemented at UPV in order to meet the challenges in satisfying learner expectations in an ever-increasing technology-driven world and a subsequent need to offer attractive and engaging materials in higher education LSP contexts. For the past 25 years, education in general and language learning in particular have been at the forefront of making the most of technological advancements and have explored the benefits of its integration in innovative teaching contexts. This has implied several changes of paradigm; we have witnessed how technology boosted autonomous and self-access learning, how there has been a shift toward learner-centred teaching approaches, how CALL has evolved from tutorial programmes on CD-ROM to a structured “atomised” collage of web 2.0 resources, etc. In her talk, Ana Gimeno will describe 3 different ways of enhancing language learning in an LSP context: one, based on the InGenio First Certificate in English Online Course and Tester; another, based on a digital storytelling project; and the last, based on a tool specifically designed for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) known as Clilstore. She will provide evidence regarding learner expectations and satisfaction, and conclude with a number rewarding findings.
Ana Gimeno Sanz is Associate Professor of English Language in the Department of Applied Linguistics at the Universitat Politècnica de València, Spain, and is Head of the CAMILLE Research Group. She was president of the European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning (EUROCALL) from September 2005 to September 2011 and is editor of the Association’s online journal, The EUROCALL Review. Ana serves on the editorial boards of two of the major CALL-related scientific journals, ReCALL (CUP) and The International Journal on Computer Assisted Language Learning (Taylor and Francis). She is co-author of 5 textbooks for learners of English for Specific Purposes.
MK Jauregi Ondarra
(Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
Title: Teaching languages for specific purposes in a dynamic digital era: the power of the virtual
In this talk we will be reflecting upon three main issues concerning the teaching of languages for specific purposes in a quickly changing, global and digital world: the meaning of “profession” and the transformation of the “professional”; the pedagogical approaches to address the specificity and the affordances of the virtual to make learning processes more meaningful. We will concretely be looking at how the communication and action enacted in virtual worlds and serious games can contribute to this end.
Kristi Jauregi is Lecturer-researcher at Utrecht University (The Netherlands). Her main area of research is on CALL, particularly on Telecollaboration carried out with synchronous applications, virtual worlds and recently in combination with serious games. She has initiated and coordinated different innovative European projects (NIFLAR & TILA) and has participated in the Euroversity network project, all funded by the European Commission.
Dr. Alex Boulton
(Directeur adjoint UFR Lansad, France)
Title: Corpus techniques in ESP/EAP: Pedagogical tools and research practice
Corpus linguistics has generated much interest in language teaching and learning, for improved language descriptions but also as a methodology in discovering language for specific purposes where generic tools do not have all the answers. Often known as data-driven learning or DDL (Johns 1990), the underlying philosophy has remained largely unchanged over several decades, but has not made major inroads into mainstream teaching. Drawing on Kilgarriff et al. (2015), this paper supports three major maxims for corpus use: don’t scare the students; use it when it’s useful; connect it to existing practice. We begin with suggestions for use of familiar technology, especially from the internet, which may progress to searching online corpora, and even to building tailored corpora for long-term specific needs. We end with an overview of research to date based on a meta-analysis of DDL, singling out ESP/EAP and moderator variables which provide not only an overview of lessons learned but also suggestions for the future.
Alex Boulton is Professor of English and Applied Linguistics at the University of Lorraine. His research interests relate generally to lexis, language learning, and new technologies; and specifically to corpus linguistics for ‘ordinary’ teachers and learners (data-driven learning). He has published and edited many papers and books in these fields, and is on various boards and committees for associations (AFLA vice-persident; EuroCALL, GERAS, TaLC) and journals (ReCALL co-editor; Alsic, ASp, Eurocall Review, IJCALLT, JALT-CALL Journal, Al-Lisaniyyat). He is head of the Crapel research group at the ATILF (UL/CNRS), and assistant director of the first ‘Lansad’ Faculty in France.
Terminology and Lexicology
Didactics and Language Acquisition
Conference languages: English, French, German, Italian, Romanian, Spanish.
We invite contributions in the form of paper presentations or posters on any of the above topics (but not restricted to them). Please submit your proposal in EN, DE, FR, IT, RO or ES, saved as .pdf, attached to an email to
https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=aelfe2016, by 28 February 2016
Paper presentations will consist of a 20-minute talk followed by 10 minutes for questions and discussion. Especially welcome will be paper submissions presenting research (either complete or in progress) related to the conference topics. In addition, they should be interesting and academically of good quality.
Poster abstracts are particularly welcome if they report on innovative research and/or on projects relevant to at least one of the conference topics.The first page of the Proposal should include:
- - the title of the paper / poster
- - the Abstract (300 words)
- - whether it is a proposal for a paper presentation or a poster
- - the language of the presentation (EN, FR, DE, IT, RO or ES)
- - the thematic strand it would fit best.
Abstracts should include a brief outline of the research/project context and clearly indicate the objectives, method(s) and results. All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the conference programme committee and AELFE panel coordinators.
Participants interested in displaying copies of their work (books, teaching resources) or project materials should contact the organisers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Download templates for communications, click this link .
|Deadline for abstract submission:||February 28, 2016|
|Registration opens:||March 30, 2016|
|Notification of acceptance:||March 20, 2016|
|Deadline for submitting complete short paper (2500 words)||May 1, 2016|
|Early registration deadline:||May 10, 2016|
|Registration deadline to ensure the inclusion in the conference program:||May 25, 2016|
|Before||Participants who are not members of AELFE||EURO 170|
|Members of AELFE||EURO 120|
|Students (with proof of registration in 2015-2016)||EURO 35|
|After 10 May||Participants who are not members of AELFE||EURO 200|
|Members of AELFE||EURO 140|
|Students (with proof of registration in 2015-2016)||EURO 45|
The conference dinner will be on the 23rd June in Alcalá at a local restaurant. It will be a "tapas" dinner cocktail-style with unlimited free wine, beer and soda drinks. Price 23€
Reduced fee for students includes conference folder coffee breaks (not lunch) and the volume of proceedings.
To register, please clich here (only en English, sorry)
Accepted papers will have twenty minutes for the presentation, followed by ten minutes of discussion.
Round tables usually consist of 3 papers linked to a common theme under one proposed form under the same title led by the coordinator. Each participant will have a total of fifteen minutes for presentation followed by a period at the end of debate.
Posters are on display throughout the conference and have a time in the program for attendees to visit the exhibition and ask questions to the author/s.
Paper conference book and a selection of 15 items will be requested a longer version to be published in MLA indexed journal/s.
| Thursday, 23 June 2016
Bus service from the Hotel Rafael, Calle de Bulgaria, 2, Alcalá de Henares,( click here) to School of Education UAH, Calle Madrid, 1, Guadalajara. The bus will leave the hotel at 8.00 a.m. Please be at the door to the hotel before that time as the departure will be punctual.
Conference inscription and time to meet the guest speakers over coffee.
|10.00 - 10.45||
Conference opening (Iglesia de los Remedios)
Alejandro Curado President of AELFE; Fernándo Galván Reula, Rector Universidad de Alcalá; Jesús García Laborda, chairperson, AELFE XV
|11:10 - 12:00||
Time: 12.00 - 13.00
Time: 13.00 - 13.40
|13:40 to 14:30||
Buffet lunch on the cafeteria patio (lower level)
|14:40 - 15:30||
Time: 15.30 - 16.30
|16:30 - 17:00||
Coffee break and poster session (in the cafeteria)
Time: 17.00 - 18.45
Bus service from School of Education, Calle Madrid, 1, Guadalajara to Alcalá city center at 19.00.
Classical music concert at Aula de Música, Universidad de Alcalá, Calle Colegios, 10 (city center), Alcalá de Henares.
Conference dinner at Vittozzi Ristorante, Calle Carmen Calzado, 10 (city center), Alcalá de Henares.
|Friday, 24 June 2016
Bus service from the Hotel Rafael, Calle de Bulgaria, 2, Alcalá de Henares, to School of Education, Calle Madrid, 1, Guadalajara.
Time: 09.00 - 10.30
|10:30 - 11:00||
Coffee break (in the cafeteria)
|11:00 - 12:00||
Time: 12.00 - 13.00
|13:00 to 14:00||
Buffet lunch on the cafeteria patio.
Time: 14.00 - 15.30
|15:30 - 16:00||
Coffee break (in the cafeteria)
|16:00 - 17:00||
Annual AELFE association meeting (Aula Magna)
|17:00 - 17:30||
Closing ceremony (Aula Magna)
Bus service from Faculty of Education, Calle Madrid, 1, Guadalajara to Hotel Rafael, Calle de Bulgaría, 2, Alcalá de Henares.
| Saturday, 25 June 2016
|10:00 - 14:00||
Walking tour of Alcalá de Henares and its university. Meeting point: main entrance to the University, Plaza de San Diego, s/n.