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Pan-Asian Conference
Language Teaching and Learning (PAC) 2012
and 9th FEELTA International Conference

“Learning Languages – Building Communities”

The Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association invites proposals for their conference on language teaching and learning to be held November 1-4 (Thursday – Sunday), 2012 at Far Eastern Federal University, Vladivostok, Russia

Hosted by: The Far Eastern Federal University

Deadline for the receipt of proposals: May 31, 2012

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About the Conference Theme

Our conference theme highlights the role of language learning in building communities. Whereas the learning of the mother tongue enhances solidarity with speakers of that language, a foreign language allows us to build communities which transcend national and cultural boundaries: we are liberated from communities which we belong to by accident of birth and free to form communities with people from around the world.

Recent language teaching philosophy has focused on the “community of learners”. This concept directs our attention to the fact those studying a language very often learn from each other, benefit from having near-peer role-models and develop both as language learners and as people thanks to the solidarity they feel with other learners.

And, we must not forget that we, language teachers constitute a community. Whether we see this as a “community of practice,” sharing certain approaches and ideas, or as “one happy family of language teachers” will probably depend on whether we are sitting in a conference session or relaxing at one of the social activities planned by the conference committee.

About PAC

The Pan-Asian Consortium of Language Teaching Associations (PAC) is a series of conferences, publications (proceedings and journals) and research networks, organized by a group of language teaching associations in East Asia, in order to create a forum for language teachers from throughout the region to explore matters of mutual professional interest. PAC was initially created a by the Japan Association for Language Teaching (JALT), Korea TESOL (KOTESOL) and Thailand TESOL (ThaiTESOL) in 1994.  Since that time the English Teachers Association of the Republic of China (ETA) joined PAC in 1999, the Far Eastern English Teachers’ Association (FEELTA) joined in 2001, and the Philippine Association for Language Teaching, Inc. in 2007. The PAC member associations are unified by a belief that teachers of English around Asia have much to share and learn from each other.

For more information about PAC and other PAC members, please see


Proposals are invited for conference presentations in the following categories:

  • short papers (25 minutes)
  • papers (50 minutes)
  • panels (110 minutes)
  • workshops (110 minutes)
  • poster sessions (displayed all day – presenters are expected to stand by their posters ready to explain and discuss them, for 60 mins.)

Other sessions

There will also be a Materials Share Fair and Publishers’ Displays. We are planning to publish Proceedings and presenters are encouraged to submit their paper during the conference.

Topic Areas

  • English in the Pacific Rim Countries
  • Teaching Methods
  • Cultural Issues
  • English for Specific Purposes
  • CALL, Technology and Multimedia
  • Materials Writing
  • Teaching Literature and Arts
  • Teacher Development and Education
  • Interpreting and Translating
  • Linguistics
  • Other Languages
  • Global Issues in Language Education
  • Area Studies

Materials to be submitted

  • application form
  • a title of up to 10 words
  • an abstract of not more than 150 words, for peer review
  • a summary of between 50 and 75 words, to be printed in the programme
  • a self-introduction of not more than 25 words

Submissions may be made,
by email to:
by regular mail to Far Eastern English Language Teachers’ Association, Room 325, Aleutskaya St., 56, Vladivostok, 690600 RUSSIA


Each room has a chalkboard and a presenter table. Check any other equipment required on the list below. Please help us by indicating equipment requirements now, rather than in the days before the conference.

  • OHP
  • Audio-cassette player
  • VHS video player (NTSC, PAL, and SECAM available)
  • Multi-media projector
  • PC to connect to the data-projector

For further information