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Date

April 30 - May 2, 2020

Location

Valletta, Malta

Participants

Truly International

Keynote Speakers

Meet the Giants

IMPORTANT DATES

LIF2020 / The Annual Learning Adventure

LIF2020 – 7th International Language in Focus Conference, the learning adventure, will be organized in Valletta, MaltaApril 30 – May 2, 2020, in collaboration with Cukurova University – Turkey, The University of Sheffield International Faculty, CITY College – Greece, and University of Malta. Annual International LIF Conferences have already become an academic platform for exchanging ideas, projects and scientific research between aspiring academics, teachers, university students, and well-known researchers thanks to your invaluable contributions. In harmony with this spirit of academic enthusiasm, we would like to invite academics, scholars, representatives of central and local educational authorities, non-governmental organizations, school teachers and practitioners representing an exciting diversity of countries, cultures, and religions to meet and exchange ideas and views in a forum encouraging respectful dialogue. LIF2020, to be held in Valletta, Malta, will constitute an excellent opportunity to meet experts in various areas of ELT and language studies.

LIF2020 – KEYNOTE SPEAKERS / We stand on the shoulders of the giants…

  • David Marsh
  • Anne O’Keeffe
  • Jane Spiro
  • Ema Ushioda

 

The Aims of LIF2020 Learning Adventure are:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and dissemination of information on good practices within English Language Teaching;
  • Strengthen and broaden the network of English language teachers and all those involved in the ELT sector worldwide;
  • Increase the links between the ELT communities;
  • Showcase research in the fields of applied linguistics and language education.

 

Who Participates in this Learning Adventure:

The conference brings together the following groups of stakeholders from all over the world:

  • Classroom teachers of English and teacher trainers;
  • Researchers and graduate students in the fields of ELT and Linguistics;
  • Administrators of English language schools and universities;
  • Educators with an interest in international language education;
  • ELT-related individuals and institutions and Ministry of Education representatives;
  • Foreign experts or researchers who wish to network within the global ELT and Applied Linguistics communities.
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TESTIMONIALS / See What People Say About LIF Learning Adventures

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Keynote Speakers / meet with greaters

David Marsh

LIF2020 Keynote Speaker

One of the fathers of CLIL. The term CLIL (Content and Language Integrated Learning) was coined by David Marsh.  He has worked on multilingualism & bilingual education since the 1980s in Europe and South-east Asia. He coordinated the European team which launched the concept CLIL as a Europe-wide educational initiative in 1994. (...MORE...)

Anne O’Keeffe

LIF2020 Keynote Speaker

She is a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick. Her research output includes papers, chapters, and books on Corpus Linguistics, Pragmatics, and Media Discourse. These include Investigating Media Discourse, From Corpus to Classroom, English Grammar Today, Introducing Pragmatics in Use. She also co-edited the Routledge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics. (...MORE...)

Jane Spiro

LIF2020 Keynote Speaker

Reader in Education and TESOL within the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, program leader for the MA in Education (TESOL) and a member of the Steering Executive for CICIN (Centre for the Internationalization of the Curriculum Inquiry and Networking) at Oxford Brookes University. She won a National Teaching Fellowship in 2010 for her work within the fields of creative language education, teacher development, and reflective practice. (...MORE...)

Ema Ushioda

LIF2020 Keynote Speaker

Her research interests include language, culture and identity, and particularly motivational perspectives on engaging with different languages and cultures, as well as issues of motivation and autonomy in language learning and their implications for classroom practice and teacher education. She has authored books including Teaching and Researching Motivation, with Zoltan Dornyei, and edited books including International Perspectives on Motivation. (...MORE...)

Conference Fee / LIF2020, Valletta, Malta

Regular Registration Fee (Deadline: March 2, 2020)

300

An Amazing Learning Adventure!
Conference Materials
Coffee Breaks
Lunches
Conference Dinner

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CONTACT US / for further information

Please do not hesitate to contact us for your further questions and requests.  Our conference team is always at your disposal.

 

lif2020@languageinfocus.org

VALLETTA CAMPUS ST PAUL STREET VALLETTA. VLT 1216 MALTA @LIF2020

How to reach LIF2020 - Conference Venue

Public transport to Valletta is available from all localities, as the main bus terminus of the island is located right at the entrance of the city. Public transport to Valletta is also available from Malta International Airport via Bus X4, X5, X7 (direction Valletta). For more information related to routes and timetable click here.

A taxi stand is also available at the airport.  Taxi service from the airport is available 24 hours a day to any destination in Malta, including Valletta. Fixed rates are applicable and pre-paid tickets can be purchased from the ticket booth at Arrivals. For rates and more details, you can click here.

Malta Transfer is MIA’s official hotel shuttle service. It offers convenient trips to and from your hotel in Malta or Gozo.  You can manage your transfers with fixed prices through the booking system here. Alternatively, you can visit the booking desk in our baggage reclaim area and make your transfer arrangements upon your arrival in Malta.