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LINGUIST List 24.3407

Thu Aug 29 2013

Confs: Applied Linguistics/Italy

Editor for this issue: Caylen Cole-Hazel <caylenlinguistlist.org>

Date: 21-Aug-2013
From: Francesca Gallina <gallinaunistrasi.it>
Subject: TEASIG
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Short Title: IATEFL TEASIG Conference

Date: 22-Nov-2013 - 23-Nov-2013
Location: Siena, Italy
Contact: Zeynep Urkun
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL: http://tea.iatefl.org/

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Linguistic and cultural diversity are key features of the global world. Furthermore, easier and increasing mobility and easier international and intra-national communication affect language uses that are more and more diverse and multi/plurilingual.

What has been the impact of this on language testing? In what ways can multi/plurilingualism be taken in consideration in language testing? Should the emergent nature of social interaction in ethnolinguistically diverse educational settings be reflected in the notion of communicative competence that underpins construct validity? Which are the implications for potential misrecognition or under-recognition of ‘competence’ in actual communication in a rapidly changing communication and language landscape?

The conference aims to address the impact of diversity and multi/plurilingualism in language testing. We invite proposals covering the themes of:
- Language competence in mobility
- Multilingual testing
- Assessing intercultural competence
- Assessing English as lingua franca
- Language assessment for social integration for migrants

Plenary speakers will be:
Prof John de Jong, (VU University Amsterdam/Pearson)
Dr Nick Saville, (Cambridge English Language Assessments, UK)
Dr Diane Schmitt (Nottingham Trent University, UK)
Prof Elana Shohamy, Tel Aviv University, UK

The deadline for proposals is September 6, 2013. The speaker proposal form can be downloaded from http://tea.iatefl.org/.

You can find more information on the venue and the event, as well as call for proposals and the registration form at the TEA SIG website at http://tea.iatefl.org/. You can register online using this link: https://secure.iatefl.org/events/step1.php?event_id=69.

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