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 Organizer:  The Language Training & Testing Center (LTTC), Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

  Co-organizer:  British Council in Taiwan

  Dates: Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2015

  Venue: Linze Hall, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

 Theme: Critical Reflections on Foreign Language Education: Globalization and Local Interventions

 The two-day conference will feature scholarly presentations on the following topics:
    1.
Critical pedagogy and foreign language education
    2. Washback, impact, and validity in language testing
    3.
Foreign language tests tailored to local needs
    4.
Intercultural issues in language teaching and assessment
    5.
Cultural studies perspectives on language teaching and testing
    6.
Applied linguistics in language teaching and testing
    7.
Uses of literature in language teaching and learning
    8.
Foreign language policies in the non-western world
    9.
Multilingualism in language education
    10.
Reading: interpretation and critical thinking

 Invited Speakers (listed alphabetically)

   Plenary Speeches

   Micheline Chalhoub-Deville
   Professor, Department of Educational Research Methodology,
   University of North Carolina at Greensboro, USA

   Nobuyuki Hino
   Professor, Graduate School of Language and Culture, Osaka University, Japan
   Director, International Association for World Englishes


   Jennifer Jenkins
   Professor of Global Englishes and founding Director of the Centre for Global Englishes,
   University of Southampton, U.K.


   Hsien-hao Liao
   Executive Director of the Language Training & Testing Center
   Professor, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures,
   National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC


   Invited Paper Presentations

   Hengsyung Jeng
   Emeritus Professor, Department of Foreign Languages & Literatures,
   National Taiwan University, Taiwan, ROC

   Barry O’Sullivan
   Senior Advisor, English Language Assessment at British Council, Reading, UK

   Saori Sadoshima
   Professor, Graduate School of International Culture and Communication Studies
   Director of the Writing Center,
   Waseda University, Japan

   Nick Saville
   Director, Research and Validation Group, Cambridge English Language Assessment,
   University of Cambridge, UK
 

   Greg Selby
   Director Examinations East Asia, Examinations, British Council
 

   Wenli Tsou
   Professor, Department of Foreign Languages & Literature,
   National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, ROC
 

    Invited Workshops

   Steven Murray
   Teacher trainer and curriculum/materials developer, British Council Taiwan
 

   Thomas Santos
   Regional English Language Officer, American Institute in Taiwan



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