II. International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures:

Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

3-4 May 2012

The II. International Symposium on Asian Languages and Literatures (SALL) with the theme of “Teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century” will be held on 3-4 May 2012 at Erciyes University, Kayseri, Turkey. The symposium will take place on the main campus of Erciyes University and will be hosted by the Faculty of Arts. It will cover the topics concerning the teaching of Chinese, Indian, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Urdu Languages as a foreign language.

In recent years there has been an increasing demand for and rapid development in the learning and teaching of Asian Languages as a foreign language all throughout the world. Many governments have already recognized that Asian Languages are “of strategic economic importance” and thus they are now offered as a modern foreign language by a great number of schools and higher education institutions.

The aim of this symposium is to bring together scholars and teachers to exchange their views and experience with an opportunity to present and discuss results of their research on the recent key issues and problems of the teaching of Asian Languages, and the symposium will seek to explore the future directions in the teaching of Asian Languages in the 21st Century

This symposium invites papers and posters that investigate the teaching of Asian Languages in the following streams:


– Literature in Foreign Language Education

– The Interaction between Language and Culture

– The Use of Media and Technology in the Teaching of Foreign Languages

– Foreign Language Teaching and Ideology

– Methods for Foreign Language Teaching

– Interdisciplinary Studies in Foreign Language Education

– Problems in Foreign Language Education

– Translation in Foreign Language Teaching


Deadline for Abstract Submission:

Notification of Acceptance of Papers:

Deadline for Registration Fee Payment:

Deadline for Final Paper Submission:

Symposium Dates:

Social Activity (Capodocia Turkish Night):

November 21, 2011

December 19, 2011

January 16, 2012

March 1, 2012

May 3-4, 2012

May 5, 2012 (19:00 – 23:30)