CALL FOR PAPERS

International Conference on English Language Teaching
Instruction and Assessment

Following the communicative theories of language and trends in methodology, language assessment has shifted its focus from discrete-point tests to performance-based measures. Now researchers are documenting the importance of interweaving assessment with instruction. Teachers are experimenting with alternate assessment formats to profile students' growth and change. Nevertheless, standardized tests are still used for screening and exit decisions. Along with the development of technology in recent years, most standardized tests are computer-based or web-based. Riding the wave of changes in language assessment and its integration with bewildering technology, we believe that keeping our sense of balance will be facilitated by conversations with scholars from English-speaking countries and by sharing our own EFL observations.  In addition, how to apply assessments to remedial instructions will also be discussed in the Conference.

Hosted by:
Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Chung Cheng University

Conference Site:
National Chung Cheng University, Min-Hsiung, Chia-Yi County, Taiwan, R.O.C.
International Conference Hall, Auditorium
Conference Dates: April 24-25, 2004

Call for Papers:
Abstracts are invited for 30-minute presentations (including 10 minutes for questions and comments) related to the overall theme, including, but not limited to:
* communicative testing of language skills
* alternative (performance-based, interpretive, portfolio) assessment
* computer-based/web-based testing
* remediation
* any topic related to English teaching


Call for Workshops:
Abstracts are invited for 60-minute workshops (including 15 minutes for questions and comments) related to the overall theme, including, but not limited to:
* communicative testing of language skills
* alternative (performance-based, interpretive, portfolio) assessment
*computer-based/web-based testing
*remediation
* any topic related to English Language teaching

Call for Publishers' Sessions:
Abstracts are invited for 60-minute publishers' sessions in which representatives of publishers demonstrate how a textbook or other teaching material can be applied in the classroom.

Criteria for Selection:
All proposals will be subject to a blind review by a team of ESL/EFL experts selected by the Conference Coordinating Committee. Relevance to the topics of the conference and to English language teaching practice in Taiwan and the neighboring regions, quality of research, and originality of approach are among the major considerations in acceptance of papers. The committee reserves the right to turn down proposals for presentations without stating reasons.

Abstract Format:
Abstracts should be anonymous, and should be about 200 words long written in Chinese or English. On a separate sheet, please give the following information:
-Title of the abstract
-Author's (s') name(s)
-Affiliation
-Postal Address
-E-mail Address
-Phone Number
-Please specify if you would like your abstract to be considered for a paper, workshop, or publishers' session.

Abstract Submission:
Abstracts should be submitted as attachments to admada@ccu.edu.tw. Acceptable file format is MS Word (.doc). Please use the subject ABSTRACT in your e-mail, or fax your abstract to 8865-2720495 Attention : Ms. Tang

Important Dates:
Deadline for abstract submissions: Dec. 20, 2003 (REVISED: Nov.14, 2003)
Date for notification of acceptance: Feb.2, 2004 (REVISED: Dec. 25, 2003)
Date for paper submissions: April 12, 2004
Other conference information will appear on the conference website:
http://www.ccunix.ccu.edu.tw/~fllcccu/