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CLaSIC 2004

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Conference Theme

Current Perspectives and Future Directions in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

National University of Singapore
1 – 3 December 2004

The conference, organized by the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), has come to a successful conclusion. CLaSIC 2004 brought together academics, researchers and professionals from Asia and beyond for a productive and rewarding exchange of insights, experiences, views and perspectives on current and future developments in foreign language teaching and learning. The conference served as a platform for participants to report on current research and practices in foreign language education and related disciplines. It also provided an avenue for the discussion and critical examination of new and innovative concepts and approaches expected to have an impact on future practices.

CLaSIC 2004 was also proud to have played host to the inaugural conference of the vibrant new Pacific CALL Association. PacCALL@CLaSIC 2004 was integrated into the section on the sub-theme "CALL / ICT, Multimedia and Foreign Language Learning".

The CLaSIC 2004 Organizing Committee would like to thank all participants and presenters for their tremendous support of the conference and for their contributions which made CLaSIC 2004 a success. Special thanks go to the invited plenary speakers (please see below) whose lectures on the latest in their respective fields of research greatly enriched the conference. 

We hope to see you (again) at CLaSIC 2006!


Anna Uhl Chamot
George Washington University
Carol A. Chappelle
Iowa State University

Hermann Funk
Friedrich-Schiller Universität Jena

Lee Ying-Che
University of Hawai'i

Mayumi Usami
Tokyo University of Foreign Studies



  • Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies

  • Innovations in Language Teaching

  • CALL / ICT, Multimedia and Foreign Language Learning

  • Syllabus Design and Curriculum Development

  • Teacher Education and Professional Development

  • Theories in Second Language Acquisition

  • Linguistics Theories and Language Learning


All participants received a conference handbook with the abstracts of all presentations at the conference as well as the presenters' biodata and contact information. In addition, the proceedings of the conference were published in the form of a CD-ROM with 65 CLaSIC and 22 PacCALL papers. This represents 74% and 55% of the total number of CLaSIC and PacCALL presentations respectively. Copies of the proceedings can be purchased at SGD20 (excluding postage charges) each. All purchase enquiries should be directed to Ms Evelyn Ng at clsnge@nus.edu.sg.

A refereed book of selected papers from CLaSIC 2004 is currently in the preparation stage and is expected to appear by late 2005 or early 2006. This book, with the working title of "Foreign language teaching in Asia and beyond: Current persepctives and future directions" will include about 15 to 20 selected papers. For more information about the selection and production timeline, please go the the publications page.

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What's New

+ Registration for CLaSIC 2004 is Closed

+ Important Conference Update, October 2004

+ Important Conference Update, September 2004

+ Important Conference Update, August 2004




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