The Fourth Conference on Applied Linguistics (CONAPLIN 4) takes "Integrating Local Wisdom into Language Teaching" as its theme.

A dynamic resource of the lore that is possessed, developed, and sent out by a specified society is known as local wisdom. An adequate and appropriate local wisdom offers an improvement to a better life. The society integrates the local wisdom with their awareness of the environment, language, and culture. Some fields, such as healthcare, agriculture, and education, need such wisdom understanding to develop their decision making in the local basis. Because culture and language are inevitably inseparable, local wisdom can be brought into the classroom.

Second or a foreign language use and teaching are subjects to variation according to socio-cultural aspects of users and learners. So, in language teaching and learning, teachers, practitioners, and observers are now challenged to integrate language teaching with local wisdom residing socio-cultural aspects of learners. Since we are not only responsible for teaching the language, but also for preparing our students to be a more responsible and wise person.

Based on the description above, the conference aims to:
1. promote the application of linguistics studies in language teaching and learning
2. promote the integration of local wisdom into the practice of language teaching and learning

Important Dates:
July 28, 2011: notification of acceptance
August 16, 2011: deadline of complete paper submission
September 19 - 20, 2011: conference days

Both paper presenters and seminar participants should register and pay the registration fee by August 19, 2011. The registration fee is:
1. Local presenters: IDR 250,000
2. Overseas presenters and participants IDR 500,000
3. Local teacher and student (with valid ID) participants: IDR 250,000
4. Local participants: IDR 300,000
5. On site local participants: IDR 350,000
6. On site overseas participants and presenters IDR 600,000
Every participant will receive a seminar kit and lunches.

Methods of Payment:
Money order to:
Balai Bahasa UPI
Jl. Dr. Setiabudhi no 229, Bandung 40154
Bank Transfer to Bank BNI Branch of UPI Bandung: c.o. Balai Bahasa UPI, no. 2952289992; write "for CONAPLIN4"

Fax a copy of the bank slip to:
(+62 22) 200 0022 or send via email a scanned-bank slip to: conaplin4@yahoo.com

Language of the Conference
Papers and presentation can be in Bahasa Indonesia or English

The opening and closing ceremonies and the plenary sessions will be held in the Auditorium of the JICA, FPMIPA Building UPI
The parallel sessions will be held in FPOK Building, UPI

For more information, please contact:
Aam Aminah, Endang Tirtana, and Rika Nuriana at +62 22 200 0022 or email:conaplin4@yahoo.com

Website: http://balaibahasa.upi.edu/2011/03/22/the-fourth-international-conference-on-applied-linguistics-conaplin-4/