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LINGUIST List 25.242

Tue Jan 14 2014

Calls: English, Applied Ling, Language Acquisition, Ling & Lit/Tunisia

Editor for this issue: Anna White <awhitelinguistlist.org>

Date: 13-Jan-2014
From: Sami Dadi <sbdtunigmaiol.com>
Subject: Enhancing Business English: Beyond Proficiency
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Full Title: Enhancing Business English: Beyond Proficiency

Date: 03-Apr-2014 - 04-Apr-2014
Location: El Kef, Tunisia
Contact Person: Sami Dadi
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Ling & Literature

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 28-Feb-2014

Meeting Description:

Enhancing Business English: Beyond Proficiency
English Language Department, Higher Institute for Applied Studies in Humanities, at Kef, Tunisia
3-4 April 2014

In Tunisia and elsewhere there is a need to assess students’ language proficiency in business English and related courses for the demand of the globalised employment requirement in intercultural contexts. This raises challenges for English teaching staff to improve the content and assessment methods of our courses.

The apparent low language proficiency levels of some graduates may lead to questions about the effectiveness of current course objectives, expected outcomes and assessment methods. Meanwhile, employers in business and related fields may expect graduates to have developed professional as well as linguistics skills.

Call for Papers:

Thus this conference invites discussion and dissemination of knowledge and experience among researchers and practitioners in EFL, ESL and Applied Linguistics as well as teachers/lecturers of English at the university level.

The conference invites proposals for papers which cover at least one of the following areas:

1. Business English
2. Language and employability skills
3. Literature and civilization studies and language proficiency
4. Improving English skills in higher education contexts
5. Assessment and language fluency
6. Testing language proficiency (e.g. IELTS, TOEFL)
7. Motivation and language proficiency
8. Intercultural communication and globalisation for ELT

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