The 5th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)

Important Dates

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  • Abstract Submission Deadline
  • 2018.04.15
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  • Notification of Acceptance
  • 2018.06.15

 

  • Registration Starting From
    2018.07.01
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  • Early Bird Discount Registration Period
    2018.07.01-2018.08.15
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  • Registration closing on
  • 2018.09.30
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  • Conference Dates
  • 2018.10.18~20

The 5th International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment

Pre-Conference Workshop and Conference Program

Theme: Standards in Language Assessment

October 18-20, 2018

 

Click here to download the Program in PDF format.

 

October 18, 2018 (Thursday): Pre-Conference Workshops                                                Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel

7:30

Registration

 

Time

Regal Hall

South Hall1

North Hall 1

North Hall 2

9:00-10:30

Workshop 1

Automated Feedback on Spoken and Written Language Production

 

Lin Gu & Keelan Evanini (Educational Testing Service)

Moderator: Yasuyo Sawaki (Waseda University)

Workshop 2

Using Online Resources to Identify Suitable Reading Texts for Learning and Assessment

 

Barry O’Sullivan & Tan Jin (British Council / Sun Yat-sen University)

Moderator: David Qian
(Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

Workshop 3 

Rating Scale Development

 

Ute Knoch (University of Melbourne)

Moderator: Jirada Wudthayagorn, (Chulalongkorn University)

 

10:30-10:45

Coffee break

10:45-12:00

Workshop 1 (cont.)

Automated Feedback on Spoken and Written Language Production

 

Lin Gu & Keelan Evanini (Educational Testing Service)

Workshop 2 (cont.)

Using Online Resources to Identify Suitable Reading Texts for Learning and Assessment

 

Barry O’Sullivan & Tan Jin (British Council / Sun Yat-sen University)

Workshop 3 (cont.)

Rating Scale Development

 

Ute Knoch (University of Melbourne)

 

12:00-13:30

Lunch break

13:30-15:00

Workshop 1 (cont.)

Automated Feedback on Spoken and Written Language Production

 

Lin Gu & Keelan Evanini (Educational Testing Service)

Workshop 2 (cont.)

Using Online Resources to Identify Suitable Reading Texts for Learning and Assessment

 

Barry O’Sullivan & Tan Jin (British Council / Sun Yat-sen University)

Workshop 4

Assessing Reading: Frameworks, Models, Checklists & Top Tips

 

Hanan Khalifa (Cambridge Assessment)

Moderator: Jirada Wudthayagorn, (Chulalongkorn University)

AALA Executive Board Meeting

15:00-15:15

Coffee break

15:15-16:30

Workshop 1 (cont.)

Automated Feedback on Spoken and Written Language Production

 

Lin Gu & Keelan Evanini (Educational Testing Service)

Workshop 2 (cont.)

Using Online Resources to Identify Suitable Reading Texts for Learning and Assessment

 

Barry O’Sullivan & Tan Jin (British Council / Sun Yat-sen University)

Workshop 4 (cont.)

Assessing Reading: Frameworks, Models, Checklists & Top Tips

Hanan Khalifa (Cambridge Assessment)

 

AALA Executive Board Meeting (cont.)

18:00

Reception Dinner (Crystal Ballroom)

 

 

October 19, 2018 (Friday): Conference Day 1                                                             Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel

7:30

Registration

Time

Regal Hall

9:00-9:15

Opening

9:15-9:30

Awards Ceremony

9:30-10:30

Keynote Speech

From Standards to Operational Rating Criteria: Exploring the Issue of Context in Scale Design

Ute Knoch (University of Melbourne)

Moderator: Yan Jin (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)

10:30-10:45

Coffee break

10:45-11:35

 

Plenary Speech 1

Language Standards – Putting the Construct Definition in the Spotlight

Xiaoming Xi (Educational Testing Service)

Moderator: Jianda Liu (Guangdong University of Foreign Studies)

11:35-11:40

Break

11:40-12:30

Plenary Speech 2

Localisation

Barry O’Sullivan (British Council)

Moderator: David Qian (Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

12:30-13:40

 

Lunch Break

South Hall 1

Graduate Student Networking Lunch

Time

Regal Hall 1

Regal Hall 5

Regal Hall 4

Pujiang

Hall

South Hall 1

North Hall 1

13:40-15:05

Parallel Paper Sessions 1-3

14:10-14:35

14:40-15:05

15:05-15:20

Coffee break

15:20-15:45

Parallel Paper Sessions 4-5

15:50-16:15

16:15-16:20

Break

16:20-16:45

Parallel Paper Sessions 6-7

16:50-17:15

17:15-17:30

Group Photo

18:30

Banquet (Boarding at Shiliu Pu Pier, No. 551 Zhongshan Rd. E-2)

 

 

October 20, 2018 (Saturday): Conference Day 2                                                          Regal Shanghai East Asia Hotel

Time

Regal Hall

9:00-9:50

Plenary Speech 3

Setting Standards for Language Learning and Assessment – A Multilingual Perspective

Nick Saville (University of Cambridge)

Moderator: Zunmin Wu (Beijing Normal University)

9:50-10:05

Coffee break

Time

Regal Hall

South Hall 1

North Hall 1

10:05-10:30

Parallel Paper Sessions 8-10

10:35-11:00

11:05-11:30

11:30-11:35

Break

11:35-12:00

Parallel Paper Session 11

12:00-13:00

 

Lunch Break

Regal Hall

AALA General Membership Meeting

Time

Crystal Ballroom

13:00-14:00

Poster Session

Chairs: Thi Ngoc Quynh Nguyen (Vietnam National University); Alan Urmston (Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong)

14:00-14:05

Break

Time

Regal Hall

14:05-14:55

Plenary Speech 4

Developing Guidelines for Practice for Language Assessment in Asia: Principles and Methodology

Yan Jin & Jessica Wu (Shanghai Jiao Tong University / The Language Training and Testing Center)

Moderator: Yong-Won Lee (Seoul National University)

14:55-15:10

Closing

Yan Jin, 2018 AALA Local Chair (Shanghai Jiao Tong University)