Individuals in Contexts – Psychology of Language Learning 2

The first international conference “Matters of the Mind: Psychology and Language Learning” was held in Graz, Austria, in May 2014. It was organized on the initiative of Dr Sarah Mercer, and it was a highly successful event.

We have taken up the challenge, and will be organising the second international conference with the title “Individuals in Contexts: Psychology of Language Learning 2” to be held in Jyväskylä, Finland, August 22 – 24, 2016. The idea is to bring together scholars from all over the world interested in the role of psychology in learning and teaching languages (irrespective of their status).

The conference will address among other things such key issues in the field as

  • learners and teachers as individuals with all their characteristics, including self-concept, motivation, identities, beliefs, agency, emotions, strategies, styles, etc.,
  • the learning process and its outcomes, and
  • the diversity of contexts.

The conference is organised back-to-back/in cooperation with the 26th annual conference of the European Second Language Association (EUROSLA), held Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27, 2016.

For more information, please email

We look forward to welcoming you to Jyväskylä, Finland, in late August 2016.


We thank the following organizations for sponsoring the event: