Teaching Philosophy in FLs Today

A Stream on “The Teaching Philosophy in FLs Today”
as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics
9-12 July 2018, Athens, Greece
Sponsored by the 
Athens Journal of  Philology

The Languages and Linguistics Unit and the Philosophy Unit of ATINER, will hold a Stream on “The Teaching Philosophy in FLs Today” as part of the 11th Annual International Conference on Languages & Linguistics, 9-12 July 2018, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Philology.

The aim of the stream is to conduct a discussion of the philosophy as the most general principles which guide practitioners in the teaching of foreign languages and which imbue the practice with credible orientation and with a rationale in the choice of methods and means. Although linguistic research and linguistic-cultural heritage cannot be directly applied in pedagogy, some general knowledge can be drawn from them.

Of principles, combining work and pleasure, differentiating the categories of exercises per age groups and programmes can be reviewed with reference to Plato and Aristotle on teaching music; an introduction of some obligatory learning can be considered in contrast to modern liberalism and in line with Aristotle’s not only play but training of the body and respecting the peace of the soul. Later resources may be reassessed if wrongly interpreted.

Assuming with Henry G.Widdowson that communicative language teaching relates to the purpose rather than the process of teaching, a criticised structural approach would not be denied as relevant and not contradictory to this approach: “the emphasis on structures was associated with the process of language” and did not “preclude a communicative purpose”. The classics can be appreciated for the age of schooling, subject choice, the motives and more.

You may participate as presenter of one paper, chair or/and organizer of a session, or observer.

Fee structure information is available on www.atiner.gr/fees.

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycanae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, an one-day visit to Delphi and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to: atiner@atiner.gr, using the abstract submission form by the 28 May 2018 to: Dr. Marija Liudvika Drazdauskiene, Academic Member, ATINER & Professor, Wszechnica Polska, Poland. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission.

If your submission is accepted, you will receive information on registration deadlines and paper submission requirements. Should you wish to participate in the Conference without presenting a paper, for example, to chair a session, to evaluate papers which are to be included in the conference proceedings or books, to contribute to the editing of a book, or any other contribution, please send an email to Dr. Gregory T. Papanikos, President, ATINER (president@atiner.gr).

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