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Date: Mon, 28 Jun 1993 15:39:13 International Conf. Language in Education
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ILEC 93

 LANGUAGE AND LEARNING

The International Language in Education Conference
1993 is organised by the Institute of Language in
Education, the Department of Curriculum Studies of
the University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong
Association for Applied Linguistics

Venue : The University of Hong Kong

15 - 17 December 1993

The Conference Planning Committee is pleased to
invite you to participate in the International
Language in Education Conference 1993 (ILEC 93) on
LANGUAGE AND LEARNING to be held at the University
of Hong Kong, 15-17 December 1993.

AIM OF THE CONFERENCE

ILEC 93 covers the learning of English and
Chinese, the use of these languages as mediums for
learning, and teacher education for teachers of
English and Chinese.

The aim of ILEC 93 is to explore aspects of
language and learning in school, tertiary,
vocational and teacher education contexts through
four sub-themes, with issues for discussion
suggested for each, as follows:

Sub-theme 1
Task-Centred Learning and Assessment

Purpose and context in language teaching and
learning

Design and use of learning and assessment tasks

Judging performance on assessment tasks

Coherence and continuity in the task-centred
language curriculum

Sub-theme 2
Text and Talk in Learning

Issues in using L1/L2 as the medium of learning

Classroom talk in learning and language learning

Learning to write and writing to learn

Text types and language teaching

Assessing spoken and written language

Sub-theme 3
Resources for Teachers and Learners

Resourcing for students with different levels of
learning and performance

Constructing banks of texts, tasks and reference
materials for learning

Constructing a bank of assessment tasks

Do textbooks still have a role?

Using resources to develop independent learning

Resourcing for task-centred language learning

Using television as a learning resource

Using interactive computer networks for teacher
and learner support

Sub-theme 4
Cognitive Processes in Language Learning

Investigating the cognitive aspects of classroom
tasks

Processes and strategies in language learning

Developing learners' language learning strategies

Helping learners to gain insights into their
own cognitive processes in language learning

Cognitive development in language learning

CONFERENCE PROGRAMME

There will be plenary lectures, workshops,
practical sessions, colloquia and a panel
discussion. A preliminary programme will be sent
to all registered participants. The final
programme will be distributed, together with other
material, at the Conference.

LANGUAGES OF THE CONFERENCE

Papers may be presented in either English,
Cantonese or Putonghua.

SPEAKERS

Guest speakers include Prof. Michael HALLIDAY
(Australia), Dr. Geoff BRINDLEY (Australia), Prof.
Gordon WELLS (Canada), Prof. Ovid TZENG (USA),
Prof. CHEN Jian-min (China)and Dr. CHEN Husan-chih
(Hong Kong).

PROPOSALS FOR PAPERS/WORKSHOPS/PRACTICAL SESSIONS

Proposals for papers/workshops/ practical sessions
are invited and abstracts of no more than 200
words in length should be submitted together with
the Registration Fee before 31 August 1993.

REGISTRATION

The registration fee is HK$500 per
participant,(US$200 for overseas participants) and
should be paid in the form of a cheque made out to
"HONG KONG GOVERNMENT". This fee covers attendance
at the Conference, copies of paper abstracts,
lunch on the first day, morning and afternoon
coffees/teas, and an invitation to the Director of
Education's Reception. Registration forms may be
obtained from,

The Secretary,
 ILEC 93,
 Institute of Language in Education,
 2 Hospital Road,
 Hong Kong.

 Telephone Number: 803 2420
 Fax Number: 559 5303.

NOTES ON PREPARATION OF ABSTRACTS AND MANUSCRIPTS

Abstracts

Abstracts must be type written on the Abstract
Form provided. They should be submitted, together
with the Presentation Proposal Form and
Registration Fee, before 31 August 1993. The
original of the abstract should be camera-ready,
so that it can be photo-copied for inclusion in
the volume of abstracts to be distributed during
registration at the Conference.

Manuscripts for possible inclusion in the
Conference Proceedings

Presenters who use personal computers to prepare
their manuscripts should use only the bold and
italics functions to highlight headings, sub-
headings and points of emphasis. Please do not
use other functions such as different type styles.
Spelling, capitalization and punctuation should be
consistent within each paper.

A cover page is unnecessary.

Double-spacing should be used, except for
quotations which may be in single-spacing.

Tables and figures should be numbered
consecutively and should be attached to the back
of the paper. References to the particular table
or figure should be made within the body of the
paper.

Bibliographic citations in the text must include
the author's last name and the date of publication
and may include page references. An example of
the style required for bibliographic citations is
set out below:

 Brown (1973)
 Miller and Whisk (1981)
 Peterson, Danner and Flavell (1972) and
 subsequently
 Patterson, et. al., (1972)

References should be typed in alphabetical order
using the style exemplified below:

Baker, L.G. (1968) Changing religious norms and
family values. Journal of Marriage and the
Family, 37. 391-396

Bott, E. (1986) Family and social networks.
London: Tavistock Publications.

Wagner, D.A. (1982) Culture and memory
development. In H.C. Triandis and A. Hero (eds.)
Handbook of Cross-cultural Psychology, Volume 4:
Developmental psychology. Boston: Allyn and
Bacon, 187-233.

The manuscript should be "word-processed" on 8.5
by 11 inch or A4 paper, with margins set to
accommodate approximately 70 characters per line
and 25 lines per page.

Presenters are asked to provide:

1) a good quality hard copy of the full
manuscript.
2) a copy of the manuscript on computer floppy
disk (3.5" or 5.25") in IBM compatible
(WordPerfect if possible), or in original
word processor format plus one copy in ASCII
(text) format. Please identify clearly the
word-processing software you have used and
also the filename(s).

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to
accept or reject papers for inclusion in the
published collection of papers.

The Conference Organisers reserve the right to
copyedit and proof all papers accepted for
publication. Authors will be asked to review
their copyedited manuscripts only if changes have
been substantial.

Submission of a paper implies that it has not
been, and will not be, offered for publication
elsewhere. Authors are responsible for obtaining
written permission to publish materials
(quotations, illustrations, etc.) for which they
do not own the copyright.

PRESENTATION PROPOSAL FORM FOR
PAPER/WORKSHOP/PRACTICAL SESSION

(Please complete in block capitals)

Name..............................................
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 Please underline family name)

Title : (Mr/Ms/Mrs/Dr/Prof*)

Present
Position..........................................
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Institution.......................................
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Office
Address...........................................
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Home
Address...........................................
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Facsimile
Code.........................................

E-Mail
Address:.....................................

Language of Presentation :
English/Putonghua/Cantonese*

Title of Presentation : Paper/Workshop/Practical
Session*

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Please indicate the Phase of education and sub
theme to which paper/workshop/practical session
best applies:

Phase of Education.

School.
Vocational.
Tertiary.
Teacher Education.

Sub Theme

1. Task Centred Learning and Assessment.
2. Text and Talk in Language Learning.
3. Resources for Language Teachers and
 Learners.
4. Cognitive Processes in Language Learning.

A camera-ready abstract typewritten on the Form
provided should be attached.

Date.........................................
Signature....................................

Please return together with a bank draft for the
Registration Fee of US$200 made out to "HONG KONG
GOVERNMENT" to:-

The Secretary, ILEC 93
Institute of Language in Education,
2 Hospital Road, Hong Kong.

*Delete as appropriate

ABSTRACT FORMAT

(See Notes on Preparation of Abstracts and
Manuscripts)

Name :

Institution :

Title of Presentation :

Paper/workshop/practical session*
Sub theme 1,2,3,4*
Target audience: teachers/teacher
educators/tertiary teachers*
Language of Presentation:
English/Putonghua/Cantonese*

The Abstract should contain NO MORE THAN 200 words
in length typewritten using a 12 pt or 10 c.p.i.
font or equivalent typeface and should be camera-
ready, so that it can be photocopied for inclusion
in the volume of abstracts to be distributed
during registration at the Conference.

The abstract should be single-spaced. Abstracts
should contain a clear statement of the points to
be made in the presentation, as well as a concise
summary of the conclusions.

* Delete as appropriate
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