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CLaSIC 2006

Processes and Process-Orientation in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

7 – 9 December 2006
@ Holiday Inn Atrium Singapore

The conference, organized by the Centre for Language Studies (CLS) of the National University of Singapore (NUS), has come to a successful conclusion. CLaSIC 2006 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.

The CLaSIC 2006 Organising Committee would like to thank all participants and presenters for their tremendous support of the conference and for their contributions which made CLaSIC 2006 a success. Special thanks go to the invited keynote 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 2008!


William Littlewood
Hong Kong Institute of Education

Wu Weiping
The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Bernd Rüschoff
Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Yoshikazu Kawaguchi
Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan


•  Foreign Language Teaching Methodologies
•  Innovations in Language Teaching
•  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
•  Testing and Assessment


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 77 papers. Copies of the proceedings and the handbook can be purchased at SGD 10 and SGD5 respectively per copy (excluding postage charges). All purchase enquiries should be directed to Ms Lee Pei Ying at .

A refereed book of selected papers from CLaSIC 2006 is currently in the preparation stage. More details will be released at a later date.


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