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Mon Jan 23 2012

Calls: Applied Linguistics/Thailand

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Message 1: International Conference on Language Proficiency Testing in the Less Commonly Taught Languages
Date: 23-Jan-2012
From: Pittayawat PIttayaporn <pittayawatgmail.com>
Subject: International Conference on Language Proficiency Testing in the Less Commonly Taught Languages
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Full Title: International Conference on Language Proficiency Testing in the Less Commonly Taught Languages

Date: 17-Aug-2012 - 18-Aug-2012
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Contact Person: Nattaphon Phuengnoi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.stc.chula.ac.th/Conference.html

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Apr-2012

Meeting Description:

International Conference on Language Proficiency Testing in the Less Commonly Taught Languages
August 17-18, 2012
The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel, Bangkok, Thailand
Organized by Sirindhorn Thai Language Center, and Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University

For more information and conference updates, please contact:

Website: http://www.stc.chula.ac.th/Conference.html
Email: lctltestinggmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/LCTL2012

The Sirindhorn Thai Language Center at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, Thailand is organizing the international conference on 'Language Proficiency Testing in the Less Commonly Taught Languages' to commemorate the 84th Birthday of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej, whose concern for the use of Thai language with carefulness and competence has been widely known among Thai people. The main goal of the conference is to promote the understanding and the use of language proficiency testing among Thai language professionals and to provide avenue for conference participants to exchange knowledge and experience in language instruction and language proficiency testing. The conference also aims to bring together language teachers, educators, administrators and other stakeholders especially in the Less Commonly Taught Languages to discuss, share research, theory, and best practices on current language proficiency testing, language teaching of the LCTL, both for native and non-native speakers.

For the purposes of this conference, a less commonly taught language is defined as any of the world's languages except English, French, German and Spanish.

Keynote Speakers and Session Speakers:

Professor Lyle F. Bachman (Title to be announced)
Professor Carl Falsgraf, 'Language Proficiency Testing for Non-Natives'
Professor Paul Nation, 'Measuring Vocabulary Size'
Professor Dr. Pranee Kullavanijaya, 'The Sirindhorn Thai Language Proficiency Test'
Dr. Debi Jaratjarungkiat, 'Language Proficiency Testing for Natives'

Registration Fees:

Early Bird registration fees by May 31, 2012:

International delegates: US $200
International students: US $100
Thai delegates: Baht 3,500
Thai Students: Baht 2,000

Registration fees from June 1, 2012 to July 16, 2012:

International delegates: US $250
International students: US $150
Thai delegates: Baht 4,000
Thai Students: Baht 2,500

The registration fee covers participation in the Conference, including the conference package and proceedings, as well as lunches, coffee break, and the welcoming reception.

Call for Papers:

Topic Areas:

The following topics are areas for proposals. However, focuses must be on the less commonly taught languages.

Tasks in Language Proficiency Tests
Authenticity in Language Testing
Innovation in Language Testing
Test Validation

Abstracts:

The presentation is expected to be in language testing of the less commonly taught languages for native and non-native speakers.

The abstract (in English only) of about 500 words (of 'Time New Roman' in size 12 font) should include:

- Name/s and affiliation of the presenter/s
- Title of presentation
- Purpose of the study
- Methods of the study
- Summary of findings
- A brief list of references

All abstracts will be peer-reviewed by the academic committee. Notification about the final format of the presentation will be sent along with the notification of acceptance.

Abstract Submission:

Abstract proposals can only be submitted online via the following site:

http://www.stc.chula.ac.th/Conference.html

Abstract submission deadline: April 30, 2012
Notification of acceptance: May 5, 2012 via email: lctltestinggmail.com

For more details about presentation format and proposal submission, please visit the following site:

http://www.stc.chula.ac.th/Conference.html

Sponsors:

1. Chulalongkorn University
2. Thai Studies Center, Chulalongkorn University
3. The Imperial Queen's Park Hotel

Organizers:

1. The Sirindhorn Thai Language Center, Chulalongkorn University
2. Faculty of Arts, Chulalongkorn University



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