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The Foreign Language Teaching Centre at the University of Silesia 

is pleased to announce

the 3rd Scientific and Didactic Conference

Materials and Media in Modern Foreign Language Teaching


The conference will be held at:

the Scientific Information Centre and Academic Library (CINiBA)

in Katowice, ul Bankowa 11a, on the 9th March, 2018


Keynote speakers:

Prof. Halina Chodkiewicz

(Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin, Poland)

 ‘The role of reading and learning from an academic text in the development of content knowledge’

Dr. Beata Webb

(Bond University in Gold Coast, Australia)

‘World megatrends and Star Trek: frameworks and myths of online education’


The conference is aimed at presenting the role of teaching materials and aids used by contemporary foreign language teachers in various areas of language instruction, when teachers are both the authors of the materials and media users. Another important theme of the conference  will be focus on the issues of foreign language teachers’ training in the use of the whole range of currently available didactic means and aids and many scientific issues explored by the researchers interested in these contents.

The conference is addressed to all foreign language teachers, scholars and didactic staff, educators, doctoral students and other students interested in current glottodidactic and educational problems. 

We would like to cordially invite you to exchange views, standpoints and experiences in the indicated research fields. Our intention is to discuss the potential of the fast technological and social advancement offers to a foreign language teacher. We want to emphasize  the relation between the role of a teacher and a learner and fast developing technology in relation to  the issues of the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

The conference offers plenary sessions by experts in the field of foreign language teaching, linguistics and education, individual sessions and practical workshops for all the participants of the teaching process, responsible for the shape of foreign language education at university, school or in firms.

Individual presentations are planned for 30 minutes, with 20 minutes for a presentation and 10 minutes for discussion. The languages of the conference are: Polish, English, French, German and Russian.

The contributors are requested to submit abstracts of their presentations in an electronic form available at http://bit.ly/2sUuzOJ or at konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl by the 13th 30th November 2017.


Important dates:

13th November 30th November 2017   Submission of the abstracts of individual presentations

30th November 15th December 2017   Confirmation of the acceptance

15th January 2018    31th January 2018   28th February 2018 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 (chairperson)

Prof. Piotr Mamet, Silesian University of Technology

Prof. Adam Wojtaszek, Director of the Institute of English, University of Silesia in Katowice

Dr. Bożena Czekańska-Mirek, Foreign Language Teaching Centre, University of Silesia in Katowice

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

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


Organising Committee:
Ryszard Kalamarz – chairman   tel: 602245982, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Jadwiga Nabielska – secretary tel: 605738883, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl

Małgorzata Gępka – coordinator  tel: 601521115, e-mail: konferencjaspnjo@us.edu.pl


 Conference registration fee for presenting authors

 PLN 275.00

 Conference registration fee for participants

 PLN 180.00

All registration fees should be paid in PLN and made out to Uniwersytet Śląski w Katowicach, indicating the conference number  KNFR31000116. 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.