7th International Language in Focus Conference
LIF2021 – 7th International Language in Focus Conference, the learning adventure, will be organized in Valletta, Malta, May 6 – May 8, 2021, 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. LIF2021, to be held in Valletta, Malta, will constitute an excellent opportunity to meet experts in various areas of ELT and language studies.
The Aims of LIF2021 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.
LIF2021 aims at providing a forum for researchers, teachers and educational representatives to share their knowledge and promote creativity and innovation. LIF2021 topics include (but are not limited to):
- ELT Methodology and Classroom Applications
- Foreign Language Teacher Education
- SLA / ELT Focused Theories
- ICT in Language Teaching
- Psychological and Psycholinguistic perspectives in SLA / ELT
- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL and CLILiG)
- Bilingualism / Multilingualism
- Corpus Linguistics and Learner Corpora
- Syntax, Morphology, and Semantics
- Lexical Processing
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Discourse Analysis
- Translation and Interpreting
- Language Policies
PLEASE KINDLY NOTE THAT
To support the range of options and flexibility needed in our current climate, we will offer a blended conference experience this year. You do not need to commit either to a place-based or virtual presentation at the time of submission. You can present both ways or change your mode of the presentation if your preferences change. This way we build for our LIF Conference participants flexible, and at the same time resilient, spaces for communication, engagement, and participation. The choice to take part virtually could also be a moral decision – for the planet, for security, or when the financial burden of travel is too great. We aim to foster spaces that align with principles of social justice and community development. We also want to be ready for the possibility of another force majeure due to COVID-19. If we are forced to postpone, the online engagement will still go ahead.
To organize a large, high quality conference such as this, Language in Focus contracts with a commercial vendor. As you know, there are significant fees associated with this as well as substantial staff time. The cost to register for the virtual conference is the same as the cost to register for the in-person option. The cost to attend, however, is much lower. Remember that by participating virtually, you will not need to book travel and lodging accommodations.
Abstracts of papers, workshops or posters in the range of 200-250 words together with the registration form should be submitted via the conference website using the Abstract Submission form by February 15th, 2021. Each participant will have the opportunity to present up to 2 papers.
Conference Publication : The studies presented at the conference will be published by an international publishing house as book chapters in an edited book. We will send you the related publishing guideline after the conference.
CANCELLATION OR MODIFICATION OF THE CONFERENCE DUE TO FORCE MAJEURE
In the event of a force majeure situation, LIF Conference Organization reserves the right to alter or cancel the conference without prior notice, including any change of the time and/or venue of the conference. Any occurrence of force majeure event shall be communicated as soon as reasonably possible from the decision time. Force majeure includes any circumstance beyond the reasonable control of LIF Conference Organization, which prevents or impedes the realisation of the conference. This includes but is not limited to, government action, war or hostilities, riot or civil commotion, plague or other epidemic such as SARS, bird flu, COVID-19, earthquake, flood, hurricane, cyclone, fire or other natural physical disaster, explosion, accident or breakdown, strike, lack of the usual means of transportation or terrorism. LIF Conference Organization shall not be liable for any direct or indirect, incidental or consequential, punitive or exemplary damages, losses, expenditures or any other inconveniences or costs caused by such modification or cancellation of the conference. Unless provided otherwise by the applicable mandatory laws, the registration fees will be reimbursed in accordance with the LIF2021 – 7th International Language in Focus Conference cancelation policy.
For further information
Please do not hesitate to contact us for your further questions and requests. Our conference team is always at your disposal.
Check out the Venue Information
VALLETTA CAMPUS ST PAUL STREET VALLETTA. VLT 1216 MALTA
How to reach LIF2021 - 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.