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Thu Jan 31 2008

Confs: General Linguistics/UK

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        1.    Tricia Coverdale-Jones, Responding to the Needs of the East Asian Learner


Message 1: Responding to the Needs of the East Asian Learner
Date: 30-Jan-2008
From: Tricia Coverdale-Jones <tricia.coverdale-jonesport.ac.uk>
Subject: Responding to the Needs of the East Asian Learner
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Responding to the Needs of the East Asian Learner

Date: 12-Jul-2008 - 13-Jul-2008
Location: Portsmouth, United Kingdom
Contact: Richard Hitchcock
Contact Email: richard.hitchcockport.ac.uk
Meeting URL: http://www.port.ac.uk/eastasianlearners

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Following the two successful conferences in Portsmouth in 2004 and 2006, and the
third international conference in the series at Shandong University, Jinan, in
November 2007, we are pleased to announce the fourth conference in the series.
The conference will have four strands:

- government policy
- institutional experience
- student experience
- practical approaches

Promoting Partnership: Responding to the Needs of the East Asian Learner in
Higher Education

Following the two successful conferences in Portsmouth in 2004 and 2006, and the
third international conference in the series at Shandong University, Jinan, in
November 2007, we are pleased to announce the fourth conference in the series.

The market for international education has opened up worldwide, becoming a
two-way process. There is a growing body of academics and others at UK HEIs and
other universities who are gaining experience in partnerships with Chinese and
East Asian universities. This shared experience has influenced government
policies on international students as well as the internationalisation of
universities. At this conference we aim to provide a forum for the discussion of
policy and practice at of different levels and to provide a showcase for
colleagues in the field to present their examples of good practice and lessons
learnt.

The conference will have four strands:

Government Policy

Institutional Experience

Student Experience

Practical approaches

The Government Policy strand will include:
The policy of Chinese and other East Asian governments regarding student
exchanges and inter-university partnerships,
EU policies the promotion of Chinese and Japanese language in the UK and
elsewhere by the Chinese and other East Asian governments
English-medium instruction in East Asia.

The Institutional Experience strand will consider the experience of UK HEIs and
partners involved in the setting up, collaborative development, and delivery of
courses for international students in China and East Asian countries.

The Student experience strand will consider student responses to the
intercultural experience as a sojourner in another country and adaptation to
different learning styles, as well as their responses to innovative teaching and
learning approaches.

The Practical Approaches strand will include a discussion of ways in which the
teaching and learning experience can be made more fulfilling and effective for
both teacher and learner.

Examples of good practice in all these areas and different viewpoints or papers
from a variety of disciplines will be welcomed.

Keynote speakers/ plenary speakers

Martin Cortazzi (University of Warwick) and Lixian Jin (De Montfort University)


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