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The Foreign Language Teaching Centre at the University of Silesia 

is pleased to announce

the 5th Scientific and Didactic Conference



Motivation and Reflection in the Glottodidactic Process


The conference will be held at:

the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINiBA)

in Katowice, ul Bankowa 11a, on the 6th March, 2020


Keynote speakers:


Professor Mirosław Pawlak

(State University of Applied Sciences in Konin, Poland)


Professor Ewa Piechurska-Kuciel

(Opole University, Poland)


The theme of the conference is the concept of motivation in teaching foreign languages and its psychological and social conditioning. In the glottodidactic process the learner's emotional sphere and behaviour are responsible for his/her readiness to make a consistent intellectual effort individually as well as in the interactions with other learners.

It is essentials to keep such a disposition by appropriate activating teacher's actions so this individual and collaborative effort could be rewarded with a success.

The purpose of the conference is to capture the variety of looks at the issue of motivation, from a learner's perspective - his/her needs, abilities and expectations of the final learning outcomes as well as from a teacher's perspective - his/her abilities and awareness of the role he/she is to play in the language class and a reflection and self-reflection constantly accompanying his activities. The issue of motivation and stimulation of an individual learner, the whole group and also a teacher will be discussed .

The detailed topics of the conference will concern various methodological and pedagogical strategies in the scope of generating a learner's motivation, increasing the level of his/her engagement, releasing positive emotions, provoking reflection, inspiration and arousing interest with all activites taken in the class, as well as fostering an independent behaviour.  An important topic of the debates will also be a teacher's motivation, his/her willingness to improve his/her professional skills, a constant development of his/her competence and personality. Therefore a crucial issue raised during the conference will be the provision of proper conditions and the system supporting such a development at school, univeristy or an institution, the activities motivating to do a better job and strengthening a reflective attitude.

The conference is addressed to foreign language teachers, lecturers, researchers, and students interested in current problems in teaching.  The conference will be an open forum of ideas, opinions, visions and experience.

The conference offers plenary lectures by the experts in the methodology in foreign language teaching , workshops conducted by coaches and professionals and individual presentations in sections by participants.

Each presenter will be given 30 minutes (20 minutes plus 10 minutes for discussion). The conference languages are Polish, English, French, German and others.

This conference is held under the patronage of JOWSJOWS


Important dates:

30th November 2019    Submission of the abstracts of individual presentations

15th December 2019     Confirmation of the acceptance

31th January 16th February 2020    Online registration and payment deadline


Scientific Committee:

Prof. Ryszard Koziołek, Vice-Rector for Education and Student Affairs, University of Silesia in Katowice

Prof. Danuta Gabryś-Barker, Rector's Proxy for Foreign Language Teaching, University of Silesia in Katowice (Scientific Committee Chair)

Dr hab. Grażyna Kiliańska-Przybyło, Institute of Linguistics, University of Silesia in Katowice

Dr Agnieszka Gadomska, Institute of English, SWPS University in Warsaw

Dr Maria Stec, Foreign Language Teaching Centre, University of Silesia in Katowice

Joanna Jakubiec-Bontko, Head of Faculty Team for Education Quality, Foreign Language Teaching Centre, University of Silesia in Katowice


Organising Committee:

Katarzyna Banaś-Sieradzka - coordinator,  tel: 605784738, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Ryszard Kalamarz - chair, tel: 602245982, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Edyta Połeć - secretary (finance), tel: (32) 3591817, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Agata Sokoła - secretary (administration), tel: (32) 3592058, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl


 Conference registration fee for presenting authors

 PLN 280.00

 Conference registration fee for participants

 PLN 190.00

All registration fees should be paid in PLN and made out to Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, indicating the conference number SPNJO2020. Please do not forget to indicate the PARTICIPANT'S NAME on the payment.

Account no:

34 1050 1214 1000 0007 0131 0369

Account Holder:

Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach
Bankowa 12
40-007 Katowice
NIP: 634-019-71-34

All information concerning the conference can be found at www.konferencjaspnjo.us.edu.pl.