The Winter/Spring, 2011 edition of The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching is now available for download

IJFLT is a free on-line, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that advances theory and practice in foreign and second language teaching.  We are dedicated to communicating research, articles and helpful information regarding language acquisition to support teachers as they endeavor to create fluent, multilingual students.

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1. Don’t put everything on one page! Don’t be afraid to use several pages! It will help pages to download faster.

2. Keep any pictures small in size (low number of bytes!) for the same reason as 1.

3. Keep your average page size down to about 20 or 30K. It will download faster.

4. Don’t put personal contact information, especially private addresses and telephone numbers, on the web page.

5. Use an email box, but you can put it up as a link or image.

6. Try to be consistent in your format.

7. Use folders to help organize your website.

8. Use information and other stuff on your computer to help create content for your site. Your computer is a gold mine.

9. When you are finished, test all your links to other pages to make sure they’re not dead.

10. Use the resources at Geocities to make your pages more interesting.

Take a look at my page here.

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校名:華東台商子女學校 姓名:林芸


"The lack of the recognition of one’s identity" is the thing I’d like to change most about my school. Identifying oneself includes such

aspects like teamwork, interpersonal relationships, internationalism and a group of "selfs"—self-control, self-confidence and self discipline. Being short of internationalism is the key problem of our school.

My school is located in such a place—Shanghai which is an international city. But I think it’s really a pity that we haven’t seized these opportunities to open our eyes to see what the world is really like. For instance, most students in our school are reluctant to learn new things or to enrich themselves. They are against or opposed to new concepts. They are not concerned about what is going on in the outside world. They only do what they want to do and learn only what is enjoyable to them in spite of whether it is right or wrong or useful.

It looks like independence at first sight. But actually it is irresponsible and rather stupid. Because it creates a person with a limited outlook. This kind of situation demonstrates that the combination of individual student’s manners reflects the character of the school. That is because the behavior of every single student represents the school. Thus, we have to change ourselves.

Basically and most importantly, we have to change our attitudes. This is not something just like poor grades, which we can solve by working hard. We have to understand no matter how well our parents educate us or what our teachers teach us, only we can decide whether to do well or poorly. So from now on, do it for ourselves. Don’t maintain the

opinion that if we study hard, our parents or teachers will benefit from our efforts. This is an attitude towards how we will treat everything in life.

Second, gaining more knowledge. Extensive reading can help develop common sense. The explosion in knowledge is like a train. For this generation, lots of people try to cover their eyes, pretending they do not hear the sound of the train running on the track. But this is no use. You have to open your eyes and look around what is happening. Find ways to catch the train. Watching news is a direct way to keep up to date

on international trends. We have to realize the importance of training oneself to get used to this ever changing world.

Third, getting along with different people. Don’t repel some people we don’t like. We may not have to make friends with them, but we must get in touch with them. We’ll find out each kinds of people is just like a window who opens varied fields for us. We can hear various opinions.

Finally, I want to say," If we keep following this, I am sure this will lead the school to an environment filled with rationality and liberalism.

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1. 欲參加本次研討會者一律上網登錄報名,均採用郵政劃撥繳費。
2. 請先到郵局以郵政劃撥方式付費。
3. 郵政劃撥帳號:16370721戶名:中華民國英語文教師學會



ETA is the annual conference for English Teaching Professionals in Taiwan. It’s probably the biggest conference in the Industry in Taiwan, and was the most important one. Unfortunately, their website management is pitiful, and the site isn’t even in the Google index at all. This means that most foreign experts will not be able to find it! Wonder what gives.

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When we teach TOEFL or other advanced English, we run into students who don’t want to learn. They don’t want to do quality, and don’t seem to realize that the Western system is quality based, and the TOEFL test is quality based. They just want to learn the bare minimum – the words and questions that will enable them to scrape through.

by ice raven in Tutoring English, agencies, etc.

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The Asian EFL Journal International Annual Conference
April 9 – 10, 2010
Providence University
Taichung, Taiwan

The 27th Conference of English Teaching and Learning in R.O.C.
May 1st – 2nd, 2010
National Kaohsiung Normal University
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

2010 International Conference on ELT Technological Industry
May 7, 2010
National Pingdong University of Science and Technology
Neipu, Pingdong County, Taiwan

2010 Taiwan TESOL Conference
May 8, 2010
National Formosa University
Huwei, Yunlin County, Taiwan

2010 The 3rd International Conference on Applied Linguistics
Nov. 27-28, 2010
National Jiayi University
Minhsiung, Jiayi County, Taiwan

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If you know of any more conferences, do drop me an email in my contacts box.

Technology Enhanced Learning Conference 2009
October 6-8, 2009
Academia Sinica
Taipei, Taiwan

The Thirteenth International Conference on Multimedia Language Education of ROCMELIA
October 30 – November 1, 2009
National Kaohsiung Normal University
Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The 18th International Symposium and Book Fair on English Teaching
November 13-15, 2009
Chientan Youth Activity Center
Taipei, Taiwan

Re-Orienting English: Paradigms in /of Crisis International Conference
December 5, 2009
National Taiwan University
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Taipei, Taiwan

International Conference for TESOL and Translation
December 11, 2009
Da Yeh University
Changhua, Taiwan

Unfortunately, most of the abstract submission dates have passed now for these, so you’ll have to start looking at 2010 conferences if you want to do some papers!

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Quick note:

The Summer, 2009 edition of The International Journal of Foreign Language Teaching is now available for download. IJFLT is a free on-line, peer-reviewed scholarly journal that advances theory and practice in foreign and second language teaching. We are dedicated to communicating research, articles and helpful information regarding language acquisition to support teachers as they endeavor to create fluent, multilingual students.

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