Sarah Mercer

Sarah Mercer is Professor of Foreign Language Teaching at the University of Graz, Deputy Head of the Centre for Teaching and Learning (University of Graz), and Director of the Doctorate Programme “Sprachendidaktik und Sprachlehr-/lernforschung” (University of Graz).

Her research interests include all aspects of language learner psychology, in particular, affect, beliefs, mindsets and the self. Recently, she has become especially interested in complexity perspectives in these areas. She is also the author of the book Towards an Understanding of Language Learner Self-concept.

Sarah is a member of the following professional organisations: AAAL, AAUTE, BAAL, IATEFL (Research SIG), ÖGSD & TESOL and regularly serves as a reviewer of several international journals. She has frequently presented at conferences and workshops throughout Europe and in the United States.


Important Dates

30 November 2015Submission deadline for speaker proposals
November– December 2015Proposals review process
21 December 2015Notification of acceptance to speakers
28 February 2016Early-bird registration deadline
28 February 2016Full paper submission deadline: Papers will be provided edited in a digital and paper format (with an ISBN number) to all conference participants
15 April 2016Deadline for revised papers
30 April 2016Poster submission deadline
5 May 2016Registration deadline
20–21 May 2016Conference