1st Announcement of 2018 Conferences

Title: Listening and Writing Workshop & Assessing World Languages Conferences

Location: University of Macau 

Dates: October 30 – November 2, 2018

DEADLINE for submission of Abstracts: June 30, 2018

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 Conference 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.


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/plurilingual classroom contexts; teacher-based assessments; and assessment policy. DEADLINE for submission of Abstracts: June 30, 2018.


Confirmed invited speakers

Priya Abeywickrama, San Francisco State University

Yuyang Cai, Education University of Hong Kong

Alister Cumming, University of Toronto

Liz Hamp-Lyons, University of Bedfordshire

Lorena Llosa, New York University

Rama Mathew, Delhi University

Gary Ockey, Iowa State University

James Purpura, Teachers College, Columbia University

David Qian, Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Erik Voss, Northeastern University

Qin Xie, Education University of Hong Kong

Elvis Wagner, Temple University

Hongwen Cai, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

Nathan Carr, California State University, Fullerton

José Pascoal, University of Lisbon


Conference Chairs

Antony John Kunnan, Cecilia Zhao, and Matthew Wallace

University of Macau


The Workshop and the Conference are partially funded by 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 AWL2018 Conference website regarding registration and accommodation.


For any inquiries, please contact:

FAH.AWL@um.edu.mo or akunnan@um.edu.mo