Situating Strategy Use (SSU) is a biennial conference that focuses on language learning and language use strategies. The first SSU conference took place in 2015 in Klagenfurt, Austria (you can read a partial conference report here), and this was followed by a second conference in Komotini, Greece in 2017. I was very pleased to learn that a third SSU conference is taking place in 2019, this time in Osaka, Japan.
Third International Conference on Situating Strategy Use
The third SSU conference, which is entitled “Stepping Into a New Era of Strategy Research and Practice“, will take place in Osaka, Japan, from 13th to 15th October 2019.
Four plenary talks will be delivered by:
- Dr. Peter Yongqi Gu (Victoria University of Wellington, NZ)
- Dr. Xuesong (Andy) Gao (University of New South Wales, Australia)
- Dr. Luke Plonsky (Northern Arizona University, USA)
- Dr. Heath Rose (Oxford University, UK)
Call for papers
Submissions are invited for presentations (20 minutes, followed by 10-minute discussion), and thematic symposia (90 minutes). A non-exhaustive list of possible topics includes the following:
- Theoretical background to language learning strategies;
- Integrated research on language learning strategies;
- Contextual and cultural differences in strategy use;
- Language skills and strategy use (e.g., writing strategy, listening strategy);
- Tasks and strategy use in L2 learning;
- Lx (L3, L4, etc.) learning and strategy use;
- Language learning strategies and self-regulation;
- Metacognitive awareness and strategy use;
- The learner as an agent in language learning strategy use;
- Language learning strategies and proficiency;
- Individual differences (e.g., motivation, emotions, beliefs) and strategy use in L2 learning;
- Bilingualism and strategy use;
- Third age language learners and strategy use;
- Working memory and second language acquisition;
- Strategy clustering;
- Fluidity in L2 strategy use;
- Strategy-based instruction;
- English Medium Instruction and strategy use;
- Teaching L2 strategy use to younger learners;
- Information technology and strategy use in L2 learning;
- Research methodology on language learning strategies.
How to submit
Abstracts (250 words max.) should be submitted directly through the conference website by 14th April 2019. Abstracts should also include the authors’ name, affiliation and email address (i.e., the review process is likely to be single-blinded).
As of December 2018, the following information has been made available regarding the conference dates:
|Call for proposals opens:||Early August, 2018|
|Online submission opens:||Late December, 2018|
|Online submission closes:||14th April 2019|
|Author notification:||Late May, 2019|
|Registration opens:||Early June, 2019|
|Early bird registration closes:||Early August, 2019|
|Conference:||October 13-15, 2019|
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