Paper Presentation

Highlight of the conference.

The highlight of the conference will be a session for research paper presentations by Tamil scholars from around the world. We request you to present research papers exploring  methods and possibilities of developing successful language teaching focusing on the following:

 

Theme

Tamil teaching skills development

 Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing (LSRW)

Paper Presentation Topics

  • Concepts to improve foreign language teaching skills
  • Methods for integrating LSRW
  • New approaches in language acquisition
  • Techniques for activity based learning

Subtopics

  • Importance of integrating grammar concepts in LSRW
    Integrating grammar aspects with LSRW and its importance.
  • Importance of developing listening
    The importance of developing listening skills and the ways or techniques for the developing it in language teaching
  • Issues, challenges and solutions for pronunciation accuracy
    Pronunciation problems encountered by the learners and how to overcome these problems
  • Developing Reading skills
    How to help students to read with accuracy and increase their fluency
  • Rectifying errors in writing
    How to cultivate accuracy in writing
  • How to face challenges in teaching written and spoken Tamil
    Challenges in teaching written and spoken Tamil.
    Activity based learning to overcome these difficulties.
  • Incorporating cultural aspects in LSRW
    Understanding cultural aspects such as food, festivals, arts, literature and learning how it shapes the way students express themselves.
  • Developing vocabulary
    Vocabulary development strategies
  • Language proficiency assessment
    Assessing language proficiency of a student. Discussing the effectiveness of assessment guidelines (like ACTFL, ILR, OPI) followed in different countries.
  • Use of technology in teaching and assessment
    Emerging uses of technology and role of technology in language acquisition.
    Use of technology in language assessment.

Paper Submission Deadlines

  • Research paper abstracts are due by November 30, 2022
  • Research paper abstracts can be either in English or in Tamil
  • Submission should not exceed 300 words (approximately 1 page using a 12 pt. font size at 1.5 line space)
  • If in Tamil, please use only Tamil Unicode fonts
  • Abstracts chosen for presentation will be announced by end of November, 2022
  • Your full paper is due by February 1, 2023. 
  • You will be notified of our acceptance or rejection of your paper by March 1, 2023

Paper Submission Guidelines

  • Your paper should match the contents and theme of your abstract
  • Your paper can either be in English or Tamil – Your paper should not exceed 1500 words (approximately 5 pages using a 12 pt. font size at 1.5 line space)
  • Abstracts and Papers can be submitted only through the conference website www.itadtec.org
  • If your paper is in Tamil, please use only Tamil Unicode font
  • Approval of an abstract does not guarantee approval of your final paper. Your paper can be rejected if it does not meet with the criteria of the conference program committee
  • ITA  reserves the right to select the papers for presentation and publication. Accepted and presented papers will be published in the conference journal.

Presentation Guidelines

Once your paper has been accepted, you will be given a 20 minute time slot to present your paper at the conference. It is recommended that you use MS Powerpoint for your presentation. Your presentation can be in English or Tamil. If you are presenting a software product or a technology, you may give a demo of your product too. Please send us your presentation by April 1, 2023 so that we can review it in good time.

For more information, email to dtec2023.papers at catamilacademy dot org