LINGUIST List 18.948

Thu Mar 29 2007

Confs: Applied Ling,Language Acquisition,Sociolinguistics/China

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Directory         1.    Scarlet Poon, International Conference-Language Issues in English-medium Universities: A Global Concern

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Message 1: Language Issues in English-Medium Universities
Date: 28-Mar-2007
From: Scarlet Poon <>
Subject: Language Issues in English-Medium Universities

Language Issues in English-medium Universities

Date: 18-Jun-2008 - 20-Jun-2008 Location: Hong Kong, China Contact: Scarlet Poon Contact Email: Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The Conference, to be held at the University of Hong Kong, will provide a forum to discuss and debate language issues in English-medium universities internationally. The participation of tertiary teachers, researchers, applied linguists and ELT professionals from all regions and contexts is welcome.

The Conference is co-hosted by Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education, in collaboration with English Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Topics will include:

- national and institutional medium of instruction policies;

- the dynamics of English and other local, foreign and minority languages in higher education;

- integrating language and content in higher education contexts;

- the role of English language support centres in English-medium universities;

- the use of English across disciplines;

- evaluation and assessment issues;

- the interaction of the formal and informal curriculum;

- the attitudes, experiences and practices of students and staff;

- language identity and its impact on learning; and

- language issues in English-medium universities in specific contexts and disciplines

For more information and guidelines regarding abstract submission, please visit the conference website