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The 25th Communication Skills Workshop, Tallinn, Estonia, May 2012

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"Managing Diversity:  Theory and Practice"

24-26 May 2012

Sokos Hotel ViruTallinn, Estonia


Our invited plenary speakers will be:

Clare Furneaux

Niina Hynninen 


Clare Furneaux is a British National Teaching Fellow and a Senior Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the University of Reading, UK, where she teaches on MAs in English Language Teaching (campus-based and distance study) and an undergraduate programme in English Language for home students.  She directs the MA ELT by Distance Study. She teaches modules on literacy and English language teaching, especially language curriculum design and written language. Clare's research interests are concerned with developing second language writing skills (especially in English for Academic Purposes contexts) and on-line/distance learning. She also supervises research in the areas of curriculum design. She attended CSW in 2006 and is delighted to have the opportunity to participate once more. 


Since the autumn of 2007, Niina Hynninen has been working on her PhD thesis on language regulation in English as a lingua franca (ELF). Over the course of her studies, Niina has been involved in different ELF-related projects and research communities. Currently she participates in the Global English (GlobE) project (http://www.uef.fi/globe) and the Lingua francas and plurilingualism research community, and is a member of the ELF research team (http://www.helsinki.fi/elfa). Her research interests include English as a lingua franca, normativity in language, discourse analysis, and spoken interaction. 


The Preliminary Programme is available here.

Click here for additional information on the plenary talks. (Click on the preview to enlarge the image and to see the entire document).

Registration Information:


The deadline for proposals is 31 January 2012.

Click here for the online registration form.


Information on Fees (in short):


Early Bird registration until 31 January, fee paid by 15 February.

Late Owl registration by 29 February, fee paid by 15 March. 

Please note: Late Owl registration fees are an additional 20 € for all conference participants.

All presenters will be charged the Early Bird fee.

Registrations and payments made after 15 March will not be accepted.


Registration Fees (including accommodation for Thursday and Friday nights)

     in a double room with conference dinner on Saturday 205 EUR

     in a double room without the conference dinner 170 EUR

     in a single room with conference dinner on Saturday 245 EUR

     in a single room with the conference dinner 210 EUR

Registration Fees (including accommodation for Friday night only)

     in a double room with conference dinner on Saturday 165 EUR

     in a double room without the conference dinner 130 EUR

     in a single room with conference dinner on Saturday 185 EUR

     in a single room with the conference dinner 150 EUR

Registration Fees (without overnight accommodation)

     including conference dinner on Saturday 135 EUR

     without the conference dinner 100 EUR


All Registration Fees include lunch and coffee breaks.

Overnight accommodation includes breakfast.

Please indicate dietary restrictions and roommate choice on the online registration form, as appropriate.


Still have questions? Please click here to contact the committee directly via email.


By registering for the conference, participants agree that neither CSW nor the Organizing Committee assumes any responsibility for damage or injury to persons or property during the conference.

Participants are advised to organize their own health, travel and personal insurance.

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