It was about one and a half years ago that I finally I arrived where I had always wanted to be and do what I had always wanted-- teach students, support small language communities and conduct research on African languages on my doorstep. The University of Cape Town and my new colleagues welcomed my efforts to establish the Centre for African Language Diversity-- CALDi as well as The African Language Archive-- TALA and I was recently appointed the Mellon Research Chair: African Language Diversity this initiative. The main aim of CALDi is to train young African scholars in descriptive linguistics and open up space for research into African languages at UCT with the hopes of countering the dominance of African linguistics outside the continent. It has been a great challenge for which my whole career has been a form of preparation...Read more
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Editor's Note: This is the second call for papers.
Language Value (ISSN 1989-7103) www.e-revistes.uji.es/languagevalue welcomes submissions of papers for our next issue:
Adapting to the CEFR in ELT: Evaluation and assessment of language competence
This issue will include original articles concerning different approaches to tackle the impact of CEFR in ELT. Special attention is paid to the evaluation and assessment of language competence in a higher education context. Proposals for contributions are welcome on the following topics:
-The relevance of developing a European framework for language evaluation -The use and impact of evaluation and assessment results -International assessment: comparing educational achievements across countries -CEFR and placement tests in higher education -Validity and reliability -Online assessment -Introduction of standards and assessing schemes in EAP and ESP -Language assessment in the content subjects -Assessment tools and assessment frameworks in higher education: general and context-based proposals -Self-assessment -Diagnostic feedback -The role of multimodality in online assessment -Research on formative and summative assessment on student learning and performance
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This issue will also publish book and multimedia reviews relevant to its contents. Please contact the Editors if you wish to send a copy of a volume, refer to a website or other products to be reviewed in the journal.
The deadline for proposals is 30 June 2013, with delivery of completed articles by 30 October 2013. Authors will receive an email message acknowledging proposal reception in the following two weeks and will be notified about possible acceptance of the article in a maximum period of one month.