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The Foreign Languages Centre and the Center for the Study of the Hellenic Language and Culture of the University of Ioannina (Greece) will organise the 2nd Erasmus Staff Training Week, on "Innovative Foreign Language Teaching for specific purposes".

The training week will take place from 27th June to 1st July on Lefkas island at Ionion Star Hotel. The programme is addressed to language teachers, academics, teacher trainers, school advisors/directors and students in the field of language learning and teaching. Participants could attend either by pursuing an Erasmus scholarship or by self-funding.

More information is available through:

http://hellenic-center.uoi.gr/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=192:erasmus-training-week-2016-en&catid=25:announcements&lang=en-GB&Itemid=109

Contact info:

Dr. Alexandra Galani, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Dr. Theodora Tseligka, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 


 

In the classroom and beyond: Assessing language ability in different contexts

Venue: The University of Auckland

Main Conference: 18th to 19th of November

(Pre-conference workshops 17th of November)

 

The Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) invites you to submit an abstract for the ALTAANZ Conference to be held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, between 17 and 19 November 2016.

 

Confirmed plenary speakers are:

  • Matt Poehner, Pennsylvania State University
  • Ute Knoch, University of Melbourne
  • Peter Keegan, University of Auckland

 

We welcome proposals related to the conference theme "In the classroom and beyond: Assessing language ability in different contexts"

 Areas of particular interest are:

  • Classroom-based assessment: issues and practice
  • Assessment for learning in language classrooms
  • Development and validation of diagnostic language assessment tasks
  • Assessment for the learning of indigenous languages
  • Language assessment of indigenous learners
  • Assessing language for academic purposes
  • Assessing language for professional purposes
  • Second language proficiency models and implications for developing assessment tasks
  • Technology and language assessment
  • Expanding existing, and creating new, validity frameworks for language assessment
  • Standardised tests: development, implementation and/or use by institutional stakeholders
  • Language assessment policy and practice: ethics and accountability
  • Research methodology for exploring language assessment

Proposals can be for papers, posters, work in progress presentations, or symposia. We welcome proposals that focus on classroom assessment practice as well as those which report on more formal research and development projects.

For more information please read the Call for Papers attached or visit the conference website http://www.altaanz.org/submit-a-proposal1.html


 

Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27, 2016

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/eurosla26

CALL FOR PROPOSALS 

We are inviting proposals for presentations at Eurosla 26. All areas and approaches of the study of learning second/foreign/additional languages are welcome. The theme of the conference is Looking back, looking forward: Language learning research at the crossroads. Presentations of taking stock of what we have achieved and where we are going in a particular area of study are thus especially welcome. The Language Learning Roundtable will discuss second language learning by a variety of groups in a particular situation, to bring in new views for the Eurosla community. Such new openings are also welcome for the main part of the conference.

The academic programme will consist of presentations by the participants and the invited keynote speakers, as well as the doctoral student workshop on Wednesday, August 24, with feedback from senior researchers. The submission of presentation proposals opens on February 1, 2016, and closes on February 28, 2016. The proposals are submitted by filling in an online form at https://congress.cc.jyu.fi/eurosla26/.

Types of presentations: 1) paper, 2) poster, 3) colloquium, with thematically related papers, discussion and audience participation. Also, if you have an idea for a new type of event, please get in touch with the organizers with the outline of your plan.

Length of abstracts: paper or poster (max. 300 words, including references), colloquium (max. 500 words, including titles of papers but no mention of presenters by name. If a colloquium proposal is accepted, an abstract will be requested for each paper, max 300 words.

Length of presentations in the conference:

  • Paper: 20 min. and 10 min. for discussion and change of rooms
  • Poster: size AO, max. Presenters will also be given the opportunity to present the main points in a 2 min. (max.) talk.
  • Colloquium: 90 or 180 min.

Language policy: The working language of the conference is English but presentations are also welcome in other European languages.

Presenter policy: Each participant can appear as the first author of one presentation only. A colloquium convener can also present at the colloquium or elsewhere in the programme.

The proposals for all presentations will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the Eurosla Scientific committee. The criteria include the quality of the content and the clarity of the abstract, contribution to the field and thematic relevance.

Presentation acceptances will be sent out by April 25, 2016.

For any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The conference is organized back-to-back with Psychology of Language Learning 2: Individuals in Contexts, Monday August 21 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  Both events are organized in Jyväskylä, Finland.

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

 Organizing Committee


 

 

SECOND CALL FOR PAPERS/PROPOSALS

Monday, August 22 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016

University of Jyväskylä, Finland

We are now inviting proposals for presentations in this international conference, organized for the second time. The first one was held in Graz, Austria, in May 2014.

https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/pll2016

Conference theme

The conference will focus on the role of psychology in learning and teaching languages and address among other things such key issues in the field as: learners and teachers as individuals with various aspects of their psychology involved, including self-concept, motivation, identities, beliefs, agency, emotions, strategies, styles, etc.; the learning process and its outcomes; and the diversity of contexts where the learning and teaching of languages takes place these days.

Academic programme

Talks by plenary speakers

o   Phil Benson, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia (https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/pll2016/programme/benson)

o   Maggie Kubanyiova, University of Birmingham, UK (https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/pll2016/programme/kubanyiova)

o   Sarah Mercer, University of Graz, Austria (https://www.jyu.fi/en/congress/pll2016/programme/mercer)

Presentations by conference participants

The submission of proposals opens on February 1, 2016 and closes on March 15, 2016. This is done by filling out an online form at https://congress.cc.jyu.fi/pll2016/.

o   Types of presentations: 1) paper, 2) poster, 3) colloquium (with thematically related papers, discussion and audience participation), and 4) workshop (with hands-on activities based on some data or a specific topic)

o   Length of abstracts: paper or poster (300 words, max., including references), colloquium (500 words, max., including titles of papers but no mention of presenters by name; and if a proposal is accepted, an abstract will be requested for each paper, 300 words, max.); workshop (500 words, max.)

o   Length of presentations in the conference: paper (20 min. and 10 min. for questions and answers), poster (size AO, max.), colloquium (90 or 180 min.), workshop (90 min.)

o   Language policy: The language of the conference is English. If a presentation is based on data in any other language, use of multilingual material (e.g. in Power Point slides, handouts) is recommended.

The proposals for any type of presentation will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the PLL Scientific Committee and the Organizing Committee.

Proposal acceptances will be sent out by early May 2016.

The conference will be held in Paviljonki congress centre.

Registration will open on the conference website on May 2. Those whose proposals get accepted will have to register by May 15. The conference fee is EUR 225–300 for regular participants and EUR 100 for students, and it includes lunch and refreshments. 

The social programme will include a conference dinner in a restaurant with panoramic views over the City of Jyväskylä, and a half-a-day excursion to Mänttä, a great destination for lovers of fine arts and nature.

For any queries, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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

Organizing Committee