1st Announcement of 2017 Conferences

Title: Listening and Writing Workshop & Assessing World Languages

Location: University of Macau 

Dates: November 8-11, 2017

DEADLINE for submission of Abstracts: August 5, 2017

E-mail address for Abstracts: FAH.AWL@um.edu.mo


The Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the Department of English at the University of Macau is pleased to announce the L&W Workshop and AWL Conference. The Listening and Writing Workshop aims to offer language assessment training to graduate students and ELC staff. The Assessing World Languages Conference aims to offer a platform for discussion of current issues in assessment of world languages.

The Workshop will be held on November 8 and 9 and focus on training participants in both assessing skills and quantitative research methods. The Conference will be held on November 10 and 11 and focus on research that connects assessment with teaching and learning of languages and contexts that are typically under-represented.

Abstracts are invited for 30 minute presentations and posters. They should be in Word format and not more than 300 words. We are looking for presentations and posters that are typically under-represented: languages other than English; multilingual/pluralingual classroom contexts; teacher-based assessments; and assessment policy. DEADLINE: August 5, 2017. E-mail abstract to: FAH.AWL@um.edu.mo


Invited speakers

Invited speakers who have confirmed their participation include:

Priya Abeywickrama, San Francisco State University

Ikkyu Choi, Educational Testing Service, Princeton

Alister Cumming, University of Toronto

Usha Lakshmanan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale

Rama Mathew, Delhi University

Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong

Jayakaran Mukundan, Universiti Putra Malaysia

Thi Ngoc Quynh Nguyen, University of Languages and International Studies, Hanoi

David Qian, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Wei Ren, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Sunyoung Shin, Indiana University

Natsuko Shintani, University of Auckland

Viphavee Vongpumivitch, National Tsing Hua University, Hsin Chu

Matthew Wallace, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Mikyung Kim Wolf, Educational Testing Service, Princeton

Jessica Wu, Language Training and Testing Center, Taipei

Qin Xie, The Education University of Hong Kong

Virginia Yip, Chinese University of Hong Kong

Conference Chair: Antony John Kunnan, Professor of English, University of Macau


The Workshop and the Conference are partially funded by the International Language Testing Association workshop grants and the University of Macau’s Research and Development funds.

The language of the Workshop and Conference will be English although simultaneous translation into Mandarin and Portuguese will be available, if requested. More details will follow on the AWL2017 Conference website regarding registration and accommodation.

For any inquiries, please contact: FAH.AWL@um.edu.mo or akunnan@um.edu.mo

Cheers, Antony