LLCE2015 Accepted abstracts

How to Write a Textbook and Survive

Russia, ID LLCE2015-262

The effect of bilingualism on compliment response patterns of Iranian English and non-English speaking teachers

Iran, ID CLEaR2015-256;  This study investigates the effect of bilingualism on compliment response patterns of Iranian English and non-English speaking teachers. To this end, more than 300 participants were chosen and given a discourse completion task which comprised four situations. These...

Fairy Tale and Intertextuality in Michael Cunnigham´s The Snow Queen (2014)

Slovakia, ID CLEaR2015-254;  In his The Snow Queen, Michael Cunnigham depicts a story of two brothers with unhappy life which turns out, finally, to be a story on empathy and creativity. This story is loosely reminiscent of Ch Andersen´s story of the same title to which Cunnigham´s story...

Culture as a distinctive feature of an ethnic group (based on example of Tatar of the Grand Duchy of Lithuania)

Poland, ID CLEaR2015-255; The article is focused on Tatar ethnic group. It tries to show on its example, how one can be open on other cultures without losing one’s identity and how to persevere in a different cultural environment. It refers to Tatars’ religious writings as the source helpful in...

THE IMPLEMENTATION OF COMMUNICATIVE LANGUAGE TEACHING AND ITS ACHIEVEMENTS: A STUDY OF CLS MALANG’s IN-COUNTRY PROGRAMMING FROM 2013-2014

Indonesia, ID CLEaR2015-252;  This paper overviews the multiple factors which contribute to the success of the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) in-country program facilitated in Malang, Indonesian in 2013 and 2014. As such, this paper will focus on the effective implementation of the...

Working on pronunciation – a comparison of two pronunciation training methods

Austria, ID CLEaR2015-253; L2 research confirms that phonology is the language skill in which it is most difficult to become highly proficient later in life. Yet foreign-accented speech can have an impact on comprehensibility and plays a vital role in successful communication (e.g. Derwing and...

Gender Politics in To the Lighthouse

Turkey, ID CLEaR2015-251; Virginia Woolf’s To the Lighthouse is a tremendous blow to traditional perception of women in Victorian society. Lily Briscoe, a female artist, is oppressed by both women and her opposite sex in a time when women aren’t considered as eligible for art. Woolf projects her...

How Linguistic Origins can help learning English for Academic Purposes

France, ID CLEaR2015-250; Modern English is a hybrid language which has evolved from Germanic and Latin sources over the past 1,5000 years. Current TESOL literature (Crystal et al.) minimizes the extent to which a study of linguistic origins can assist in making connections which facilitate English...

Does Teacher Experience Modify the Association between Emotional Intelligence and Self-efficacy of English Teachers?

Iran, ID CLEaR2015-248; The present study investigated the relationship between emotional inteligence and self efficacy among Iranian EFL teachers in language institutes. A number of studies have examined this association; however, the novelty of this study lies in adding the dimention of teacher...