This conference invites papers that investigate foreign language teaching and learning in the following streams:

Applied linguistics
Cognitive linguistics
Cognitive and construction grammars
Discourse analyses
English for specific purposes
Independent / Autonomous learning
Innovation in language teaching and learning
Intercultural/Multilingual Education
Language acquisition and learning
Language curriculum development
Language education
Language development, impairment, attrition, and loss
Language teacher education
Language teaching methodology
Language testing and assessment
Language program evaluation
Linguistics
Literature
Media-communication and journalism
Mental spaces and conceptual blending
Metaphor and metonymy
Pragmatics
Semantics
Sign Language
Teaching to young learners
TESOL / TESL / TEFL
Translation and Interpreting Studies
Other FLTAL related issues

Types of presentations
Participants are invited to submit abstracts of papers, workshops or posters to the conference Program Committee. All types of presentations will be in English, Russian, Turkish and Kazakh languages.

Papers
Paper presentations on any of the themes listed above are invited. The paper presenters are kindly asked to restrict their presentations to 15 minutes followed by 3 minutes for discussion led by the chair of the session, and Q&A as well. Each session will therefore have a total duration of 18 minutes.

Workshops
Workshop sessions must include active audience participation through experiencing and discussing tasks provided by the workshop facilitator. Workshop sessions will generally be around 30 minutes but, with detailed justification.

Posters and e-posters
Posters are invited on any of the themes listed above. Posters may be any size up to a maximum of A1 (594mm x 840mm) or equivalent made up of separate sheets. Electronic versions of each poster accepted can be in the following formats up to a maximum size of 10MB. They may be posted on the conference website for 12 months following the conference:
-Windows OS
-Microsoft Powerpoint
-Word 2003 files
-PDF files
-jpeg, wmv, Flash or QuickTime files

Criteria for Acceptance
All abstracts will be blind reviewed by the Editorial and Advisory Board. Relevance to the themes of the conference and originality of approach are key considerations in the acceptance of papers, workshops and posters. The Board reserves the right to decline paper/workshop/poster proposals without assigning reasons. Presenters of papers, workshops and posters will receive acceptance letters, thereby facilitating sponsorship from employers.

Equipment
Video replay equipment, overhead projectors, laptops (with Microsoft Windows XP and Office 2003) and data projectors can be supplied if reserved on the proposal form. Please request equipment when registering