Hauptvorträge / Keynote Speakers:

Professor John Traxler (Wolverhampton, UK) (Biodata)
New Insights into Mobile Digital Technology (Abstract)

Prof. Dr. Armin Weinberger (Saarbrücken) (Biodata)
Orchestration of Technology-Enhanced Learning (Abstract)

In the framework of the Fourth Saarbrücken Conference on Foreign Language Teaching, section work will be complemented by a panel discussion. 


Section 4: Learners 2.0 - Methods 3.0 - Challenges 4.0 (English Section)

Section 4A: Learners 2.0 - Methods 3.0: Professor Jozsef Szakos (Hong Kong, China)
Section 4B: Challenges 4.0: Professor Jan Engberg (Aarhus, Denmark)

This is the English section of the conference. It comprises language methodology, applied linguistics and languages for special / specific purposes. 


Maimoona Abdulaziz & Dr. Asim Mahmood (Faisalabad, Pakistan):
Lack of Writer's Personal Stance and Synthesis in Argumentative Essays - A Case of Pakistani University Students (

Needs Analysis in the Effectiveness of Course Design (Abstract)

Challenges of Foreign Language Teaching in New Zealand:
Case Studies of Primary School Teachers Offering Mandarin Chinese 

Marlena Iwona Bielak, PhD (Piła, Poland):
The Challenges of the Present World, Hybrid Transcommunicators and English Language Teaching and Learning in the Context of the Hybrid Communicative Order: the Case of Poland (Abstract)

Business Ethics in an English-as-a-Lingua-Franca (ELF) and
an English-as-a-Foreign-Language (EFL) Perspective.
Impressions from a Socratic Dialogue and Findings from a Pilot Study (Abstract)

Identity-Language-Culture: A Paradigm of Teaching ELF (English as a Lingua Franca) (Abstract)

An Exploration of the Perceptions of Novice College Spanish Students of Blended Courses to Enhance Instruction (Abstract)

Laura Amigot Castillo, Ana Elena Martinez Vargas,Tareixa Garcia de Polavieja Aguilera, Catalina Lazarescu, Miguel Angel Lopez Lago & Almudena Vazquez Solana (Madrid, Spain):
Improving Student Engagement in Online Courses through the Task-Based Approach (Abstract)

Norman Darío Gómez-Hernández & Alexandra Martín-Gómez (Mainz, Germany)Teaching Elementary Spanish to Adults using the Scaffolded-Language-Emergence Approach: Emergentism within a Naturalistic Language Experience (Abstract)

Professor Laura Huston (Sanda, Japan):
Japanese University Students’ Attitudes Toward Overseas Study (

Professor Don Kiraly (Mainz, Germany):
Scaffolded Language Emergence: Refocussing Adult Language Learning on the Learner (Abstract)

Dr. Bernd Klewitz (Jena, Germany):
Language follows content – Scaffolding as an Innovative teaching strategy in the interplay between theory and practice (Abstract)

Foreign Language Learners’ Motivation: A Comparative Study Using the ARCS Model among Tunisian Middle-School Students (Abstract)

Rodrigo Rodrigues (Curitiba, Brazil): 
Brain Connected: A Holistic Approach to Foreign Language Teaching (Abstract)

Evaluating English Language Presentations (Abstract)

Professor Nadezhda Marushkina (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia):
21st Century Coursebooks: Benefits and Restrictions (Abstract)

What's in a Word? Morphological Awareness and Translation Studies (Abstract)

Professor Alesia Prakharenka Tatyana Vaitsekhovich (Minsk, Belarus):
Mobile Technologies with a Quick Response Potential in Language Teaching (Abstract)

Impact of Input and Collaborative Output Tasks on Grammatical Accuracy: A Case of EFL learners (Abstract)

Investigating Teacher Language in the EFL Classroom: Focus on Discourse Markers in Spontaneous Speech (Abstract)

Developing a Mobile VocabApp (not just) for Students of Engineering (Abstract)

Professor Jozsef Szakos (Hong Kong, China / Taipei,Taiwan (R.O.C.) / Ulrike Glavitsch (Dübendorf, Switzerland) / Josef Eggler (Baden, Switzerland):
Take a Break to Start With: Independent Language Learners Using Audio-Visual Chunks in the Readylingua Method (

Contemporary Issues in Cinema and Literature: A Methodological Sequence Based on Language Use as a Mode of Social Action (Abstract)

It is our great delight to announce that all the conference participants are cordially invited to the State Chancellery of Saarland, the office of the prime minister, on 2 November 2017. The conference organisation team requests the pleasure of your presence in this event.

Registration of participation is open until 30 September 2017 via email to


or via the online registration form to be found on top of this website.