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Conference 12

Talking it through:Speaking, listening and learning EAL

20 November 2004, SOAS, London

Professor Merrill Swain, from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto was the keynote speaker at this major conference. Merrill Swain is a major contributor to the field of second language acquisition and her current research focuses on the role of collaborative dialogue in second language learning.

The NALDIC Interview with Merrill Swain

Presentations
Constructing Ability through Talk - Jill Bourne
Creating Positive Environments - Priscilla Clarke
Talking it through whose accent? Jennifer Jenkins
Talking Partners and its role in the classroom Jan Hilditch and Angie Kotler
Thinking Together Neil Mercer

Plenary

A selection of published papers from Conference 12