Thursday, July 8, 2010

Call for Papers on UP-DECL Centennial and the 2nd Access Philippine International English Language Conference

The University of the Philippines DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND COMPARATIVE LITERATURE and the BRITISH COUNCIL are pleased to announce that the UP-DECL Centennial and the 2nd Access Philippine International English Language Conference will be held from 16 to 17 September 2010 at the SMX, SM Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay City Philippines. This event will coincide with the Manila International Book Fair, the biggest book fair in the Philippines.

Speaker proposals for the breakout sessions should fall within the conference theme and the plenary topics. Proposals on one of the topics listed below are also encouraged.

  • Content Based Instruction
  • Global issues in language learning / education
  • Teacher development
  • Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL)
  • “Grammaring”
  • Teacher training and education
  • Critical Thinking
  • Leadership and management
  • Teaching large classes
  • Cross Cultural Communication
  • Literature, media and cultural studies
  • Teaching methodologies
  • English for academic purposes
  • Materials design
  • Testing, evaluation and assessment
  • English for specific purposes
  • Materials writing in ELT
  • Varieties of English
  • English for the workplace
  • Pronunciation Young learners
Sessions should be as practical as possible and based on the experience of the presenter. They may take the form of a presentation (45 minutes) or a workshop (90 minutes). We welcome proposals from all sectors and levels of the ELT profession, including ministries, universities, schools, both primary and secondary and the business sector. Our aim is to provide as broad a range of ideas as possible. Workshop proposals and research for classroom practice are preferred.

Send your proposals to Adelaida F. Lucero at, or to Jansen Mayor at and Digi Castillo at on or before 30 July 2010, Friday.

The U.P. Proposal Committee will review the abstracts/proposals accepted on or before Friday, 30 July 2010. The members will notify you whether your proposal has been accepted by the middle of August 2010.

Click this link for the conference program:

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