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Conference Theme:

Media in Foreign Language Teaching and Learning

4 - 7 December 2008 in 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 2008 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 2008 Organising Committee would like to thank all participants and presenters for their tremendous support of the conference and for their contributions which made CLaSIC 2008 a success. Special thanks go to the 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 2010!


Amy Tsui
University of Hong Kong

Cornelius Kubler
Williams College, USA

Erwin Tschirner
University of Leipzig, Germany

Richard Harrison
Kobe University, Japan


Media Theories and Pedagogy

Typology of Educational Media

"Traditional" vs. "New" Media

Media in Curriculum and Materials Development

Managing Media in the Language Classroom

Electronic Media and Multimedia in Language Learning

The Internet and Computer-Mediated Communication in Language Learning

Mass Media as Language Learning Content

Media and Language Assessment

Media in Teacher Education

Role of Media in Second Language Acquisition

Language as a Medium of Communication and Instruction


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 52 papers. Copies of the proceedings can be purchased at SGD20 each, excluding postage charges. 7% of GST is applicable for mail in Singapore only. All purchase enquiries should be directed to Ms Lee Pei Ying at .

The Centre for Language Studies (CLS) will be publishing a book of selected papers from this conference. All papers submitted for our conference proceedings, which have been included on the CD-ROM, will be automatically considered for selection. If you have yet to submit your paper to us or would like to revise your paper, kindly send it to by 31 January 2009. Papers for the book will be selected by the editors of the book and a specially appointed Scientific Committee.

The editors will be Wai Meng Chan, Kwee Nyet Chin, Masanori Nagami, Titima Suthiwan and Philippe Martin-Lau. We are grateful that the following prominent scholars have accepted our invitation to sit on the Scientific Committee:

Prof Amy Tsui

Prof Anna Uhl Chamot

Prof Cornelius Kubler

Prof Erwin Tschirner

Prof Richard Harrison

Prof Tae Umino

Prof Thomas Robb

Dr Weiping Wu

So do remember to submit your paper to CLaSIC 2008 Editorial Committee at by 31 January 2009, if you have not done so yet.

Additional Papers for Proceedings of CLaSIC 2008

Three papers failed to be included in proceedings CD due to administrative errors. We apologise for the inconvenience this may have caused and would appreciate it if you could download the papers from the link below for the complete proceedings.

- Richard J. Hodson: Media Humour in the Language Classroom

- Li Lin: An Action Research on the Classroom Teaching of English Public Speech

- Tan Teow Ghee & Lim Teck Heng: Efficacy of Multimedia Teaching Instruction in Elementary Mandarin Class

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