July 15–18, 2021 | Online from UCL, Institute of Education, London, UK
The 9th European Conference on Language Learning (ECLL2021) was held in partnership with Birkbeck, University of London, the IAFOR Research Centre at the Osaka School of International Public Policy (OSIPP) at Osaka University, and in affiliation with the Institute of Education (IoE), University of London (UCL).
The Conference Programme Committee is composed of distinguished academics who are experts in their fields. Conference Programme Committee members may also be members of IAFOR's International Academic Board. The Organising Committee is responsible for nominating and vetting Keynote and Featured Speakers; developing the conference programme, including special workshops, panels, targeted sessions, and so forth; event outreach and promotion; recommending and attracting future Conference Programme Committee members; working with IAFOR to select PhD students and early career academics for IAFOR-funded grants and scholarships; and overseeing the reviewing of abstracts submitted to the conference.
ECLL2021 Review Committee
- Dr Rabab Abdel-Fattah, Qassim University, Saudi Arabia
- Dr Sharif Alghazo, University of Jordan, Jordan
- Dr Christina Nicole Giannikas, Cyprus University of Technology, Cyprus
- Dr Maria Nelly Gutierrez Arvizu, Universidad De Sonora, Mexico
- Dr Thi Le, University of Foreign Language Studies, The University of Danang, Vietnam
- Dr Midori Mashiyama, Fukuoka Women's University, Japan
- Dr Wafaa Metwalli, Misr International University, Egypt
- Dr Miguel Varela, Academic Bridge Program, Qatar
IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) – “Innovation and Value Initiative”
The IAFOR Research Centre (IRC) is housed within Osaka University’s School of International Public Policy (OSIPP), and in June 2018 the IRC began an ambitious new “Innovation and Value Initiative”. Officially launched at the United Nations in a special UN-IAFOR Collaborative Session, the initiative seeks to bring together the best in interdisciplinary research around the concept of value, on how value can be recognised, and measured, and how this can help us address issues and solve problems, from the local to the global.
IAFOR Academic Grant & Scholarship Recipients
Our warmest congratulations go to Lilac Florentino, Desi Saragih, Chuyi Wang, Olga Giovani, Wenli Chang, who have been selected by the conference Organising Committee to receive grants and scholarships to present their research at ECE/ECLL2021.
Lilac Florentino | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
Managing Odds: Addressing Educational Disadvantage Through School Accountability and Better HRM Practices
Lilac Florentino, University of Queensland, Australia
Lilac worked with multilateral agencies such as the World Bank and UNICEF and provided technical assistance to projects related to education, child protection and disaster risk reduction and management. Prior to her PhD, she was closely involved in the Youth Education and Investment Labor Market Outcomes Survey, a baseline study of the Asian Development Bank and the Government of the Philippines’ Department of Education on factors that influence the decision making of students in choosing their education and career tracks. Lilac’s research interests span child protection, basic education, climate change, disaster risk and reduction and emergency response.
Desi Saragih | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
Indonesia National Education Response in COVID-19: A Policy Analysis Approach
Desi Saragih, Indonesia School of Government and Public Policy, Indonesia
Chuyi Wang | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
Pre-service Teachers of Mandarin in English Secondary Schools: Perceptions and Practices of Differentiated Instruction and Sense of Self-efficacy Regarding Overall
Chuyi Wang, University of Reading, United Kingdom
Victor Wu, UCL Institute of Education, United Kingdom
Congcong Yan, Peking University, China
Chuyi Wang is a PhD candidate at the Institute of Education at the University of Reading. She also works as a sessional tutor for teaching the Chinese language at the Department of Languages & Cultures, School of Literature & Languages at the University of Reading. Her research interests include language learning motivation, individual learner difference, teacher’s belief and teaching efficacy.
Olga Giovani | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
Investigating the Impact of Factors Associated With Student Academic Achievement and Expectations Through the Ecosystemic Perspective in the Greek Context
Olga Giovani, Hellenic Open University, Greece
Olga Giovani is a secondary school English Teacher. She is also the Model United Nations Director and Conference Manager of CGS School, in Athens, Greece where she has been working for 5 years. She holds a BA in European and International Studies, and a BA in English Language and Literature with honors (8.3/10). She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Applied Psychology. She holds a M.Sc. in Health Promotion with Honors (8.7/10) from the Medical School of the University of Athens and has successfully completed the modules required for the M.Ed. in TESOL from the Hellenic Open University. She has also participated in long-term specializing programs on Special Education organized by the University of Macedonia and in the program ‘Certifying Quality in Education’ by the University of Athens. She has served as a Board Member of the N.G.O. TESOL Greece (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) for 3 years.
Wenli Chang | IAFOR Scholarship Recipient
“Blended” in the Online Classroom! Technology Acceptance of EFL Students
Wenli Chang, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taiwan
Ms. Chang is currently a PhD student at the Institute of Education in National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University and a lecturer at the Center for General Education at National Chung Hsing University in Central Taiwan. Highly motivated to explore technology in language education, she started with her first attempt to examine instructional computer-based scaffold to collocation learning and published the result in 2009 in the International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning and Teaching. In the position of a language teacher/action researcher, she continues the line of experimental work both individually and as a team on government-supported projects, which allows her to be fully immersed in the changing technological trends. Her ideas and discoveries are shared in class lectures and conference meetings.
IAFOR's grants and scholarships programme provides financial support to PhD students and early career academics, with the aim of helping them pursue research excellence and achieve their academic goals through interdisciplinary study and interaction. Awards are based on the appropriateness of the educational opportunity in relation to the applicant's field of study, financial need, and contributions to their community and to IAFOR's mission of interdisciplinarity. Scholarships are awarded based on availability of funds from IAFOR and vary with each conference.