From: Scarlet Poon <scarletwshku.hk>
Subject: Language Issues in English-Medium Universities
Language Issues in English-medium Universities
Date: 18-Jun-2008 - 20-Jun-2008
Location: Hong Kong, China
Contact: Scarlet Poon
Contact Email: scarletwshku.hk
Meeting URL: http://www.hku.hk/clear/conference08.html
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics
The Conference, to be held at the University of Hong Kong, will provide a forum
to discuss and debate language issues in English-medium universities
internationally. The participation of tertiary teachers, researchers, applied
linguists and ELT professionals from all regions and contexts is welcome.
The Conference is co-hosted by Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education, in
collaboration with English Centre, The University of Hong Kong
Topics will include:
- national and institutional medium of instruction policies;
- the dynamics of English and other local, foreign and minority languages in
- integrating language and content in higher education contexts;
- the role of English language support centres in English-medium universities;
- the use of English across disciplines;
- evaluation and assessment issues;
- the interaction of the formal and informal curriculum;
- the attitudes, experiences and practices of students and staff;
- language identity and its impact on learning; and
- language issues in English-medium universities in specific contexts and
For more information and guidelines regarding abstract submission, please visit
the conference website http://www.hku.hk/clear/conference08.html
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