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

www.antonykunnan.com

Programme


Workshop and Conference Schedule

Dates: November 8-11, 2017

At the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau

Conference Chair: Antony John Kunnan

Associate Conference Chairs: Cecilia Zhao and Matthew Wallace

Research Assistant: Christine Liao

 

 

Day 1, November 8 [Wednesday]: Workshops

Registration: 9 am to 2 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
 

9:00-12:30

 

Workshop 1 

Alister Cumming, University of Toronto. Verbal Reports on Writing Assessments.

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12:30-2:00Lunch
2:00-5:30Workshop 2Cecilia Zhao, University of Macau. Teaching and Assessing Second Language Writing. 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

2:00-5:30Workshop 3 

Ikkyu Choi, Education Testing Service. Princeton Statistics for Language Assessment Professionals.

E21, Room 1040

 

 

 

Day 2, November 9 [Thursday]: Workshops

Registration: 9 am to 5 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
9:00-12:30Workshop 4 

Mikyung Kim, Wolf Education Testing Service. Princeton Developing Reading Assessments for Formative Purposes.

E21-G035
 

12:30-2:00

 

Lunch

 

Day 2, November 9 [Thursday]: Conference

Registration: 9 am to 5 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 
TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
3:00-3:30Welcome 

Antony John Kunnan, University of Macau.

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3:30-4:30Keynote 1 

Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong. To improve your English, learn Portuguese: reverse transfer and typology.

E21-G035
4:35-5:35Keynote 2 

Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University. An Integrated Approach to FL Teaching and Assessment.

E21-G035
 

5:45-7:00

 

Reception

 

Host: Hong Gang Jin, Dean of FAH, University of Macau

 

Learning Commons

 

 

 

Day 3, November 10 [Friday]: Conference

Registration: 9 am to 12 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
9:00-10:00Keynote 3 

Alister Cumming, University of Toronto. Developing Abilities to Write from Sources in English at Universities in China.

E21-G035

 

10:00-10:30Photo & BreakE21-Learning Commons
10:30-11:00Talk 1 

David Qian, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Response Formats of Large-scale Chinese and English Proficiency Tests: A Comparative Study.

 

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

11:00-11:30Talk 2 

Danny Huang, National Taiwan University. Graph Description Tasks in L2 Speaking Assessment.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

11:30-12:00Talk 3 

Priya Abeywickrama, San Francisco State University. Evaluating Sri Lanka’s Official Language (Sinhala) Proficiency Examination.

E21-G035
 

12:00-1:30

 

Lunch

1:30-2:30Keynote 4 

Usha Lakshmanan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Language and Theory of Mind: Assessing Sequential Bilingual Children’s Narratives for Mental-State Term Use.

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2:30-3:00Talk 4 

Qin Xie, Education University of Hong Kong. Diagnosing problems in the academic writing of university students: Construct identification and item development.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

3:00-3:30Talk 5 

Rama Mathew, Delhi University. Assessing English in a multilingual classroom: the case of the marginalized in India.

E21-G035
 

3:30-3:50

 

Break

E21, Learning Commons
3:50-4:20Talk 6 

Yuyang Cai, Education University of Hong Kong. Classifying disciplinary writing assessments: Proposal and application of a working coding frame.

 

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

4:20-5:20Keynote 5 

Virginia Yip, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Assessing Hong Kong children’s bilingual and trilingual proficiency.

 

 

E21-G035

 

 

 

Day 4, November 11 [Saturday]: Conference

Registration: 9 am to 12 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
9:00-10:00Keynote 6 

Jessica Wu, Language Training and Testing Centre, Taipei. Implementing second foreign language learning outcomes assessment – A collaborative approach.

E21-G035
10:00-10:30Talk 7 

Thi Ngoc Quynh Nguyen, University of Languages & International Studies. Hanoi Standards: first or last? Connecting teaching and learning with assessment.

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)
10:30-10:50BreakE21, Learning Commons
10:50-11:50Keynote 7 

Sunyoung Shin, Indiana University. Incorporating different varieties of English into academic English tests.

E21-G035
11:50-12:20Talk 8 

Jaya Mukundan, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Approaches to Assessment in 1st Language and 2nd Language Textbooks.

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)
12:20-12:50Talk 9 

Edward Wen, Macau Polytechnic Institute. Testing Language Aptitude from a Working Memory Perspective.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

 

12.50-2.00

 

Lunch

2:00-3:00Keynote 8 

Natsuko Shintani, Kobe Gakuin University. Written corrective feedback: Learning grammar through writing.

E21-G035
3:00-3:30Talk 10 

Limei Zhang, Nanyang Technological University. Assessment Literacy of Singapore Primary Chinese Language Teachers.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

3:30-4:00 

Coffee Break

 

E21, Learning Commons
4:00-4:30Talk 11 

Wei Ren, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Retrospective verbal reports in assessing L2 Pragmatics.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

4:30-5:00Talk 12 

Viphavee Vongpumivitch, National Tsinghua University. Lexical richness in TOEFL iBT-type essays written by Taiwanese college students.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

 

5:00-5:30

 

Final thoughts

 

Antony John Kunnan, University of Macau

 

E21-G035

Registration


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Workshops

Keynote Speeches     

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