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Fri Jun 18 2004

Confs: Applied Ling/Athens, Greece

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Message 1: EFL Testing & Evaluation Forum

Date: Fri, 18 Jun 2004 07:22:26 -0400 (EDT)
From: anebel <anebelhol.gr>
Subject: EFL Testing & Evaluation Forum

EFL Testing & Evaluation Forum 

Date: 14-Oct-2004 - 16-Oct-2004
Location: Athens, Greece
Contact: Anne Nebel
Contact Email: anebelhol.gr 
Meeting URL: http://www.hau.gr/hau/en/conf_EFLforum.html 

Linguistic Sub-field: Applied Linguistics
Subject Language: English 


Meeting Description:

The EFL Testing & Evaluation Forum is an international forum that will
bring together nine of the most distinguished experts in the field of
English language testing and evaluation today. The forum is being
convened by the Hellenic American Union in Athens, Greece and will
provide a rare opportunity for EFL practitioners, academics, language
test developers and administrators, materials writers and researchers
from the public and private sectors in Europe and the Mediterranean
region to gain greater insight into best practices in English language
testing.

Visit http://www.hau.gr/hau/en/conf_EFLforum.html for details and to
register.

EFL Testing & Evaluation Forum 
Announcement/Invitation

Date: 14-16 October 2004
Location: Hellenic American Union, Athens, Greece
Website: http://www.hau.gr/hau/en/conf_EFLforum.html
Contact: Anne Nebel, anebelhol.gr 

Dear Colleagues,

The Hellenic American Union is pleased to invite you to its
forthcoming forum on EFL Testing & Evaluation to be held October 14
-16, 2004 at the Hellenic American Union, in Athens, Greece.

The forum will provide a unique opportunity for EFL practitioners,
university professors, test developers, materials writers and
independent researchers from Europe and the Mediterranean region to
gain greater insight into best practices in testing today from our
distinguished invited guest speakers, each a recognized expert in the
field of language testing and evaluation today.

Confirmed speakers:
Glenn Fulcher, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of
Dundee, UK
Lynda Taylor, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations, UK
Adrian Palmer, University of Utah, USA
James Purpura, Teachers College, Columbia University, USA
Stathis Efstathiadis, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki & Centre
for the Greek Language, Greece
Sarah Briggs, English Language Institute, University of Michigan, USA
Christine Coombe, Dubai Men´┐ŻEuro(tm)s College, UAE
Norman Verhelst, CITO, Netherlands
Eli Moe & Cecile Carlsen, University of Bergen, Norway

Among the themes to be addressed are the washback effect;
standardization of tests; the process of test development; Common
European validation studies; testing specific language skills; and the
role of technology in language testing.

The forum will be free of charge and open to the public; however,
registration is required. For more details or to register on-line,
please visit our website at
http://www.hau.gr/hau/en/conf_EFLforum.html.
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