Conference: Language Issues in English-medium Universities: A Global Concern

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Fri Jun 8 15:08:48 UTC 2007


Language Issues in English-medium Universities: A Global Concern

Date: 18-Jun-2008 - 20-Jun-2008
Location: Hong Kong, China
Contact: Scarlet Poon
Contact Email: scarletwshku.hk
Meeting URL: http://www.hku.hk/clear/conference08.html


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.

2008 International Conference
Language Issues in English-medium Universities: A Global Concern

Date: 18-20 June 2008
Venue: The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China

Main Objective:
The Conference will provide a forum to discuss and debate language issues in
English-medium universities internationally, including 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.

Plenary Speakers:
Prof Jim Cummins, University of Toronto, Canada
Prof Robert Phillipson, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Prof Amy Tsui, University of Hong Kong, China

Featured Speakers:
Prof Vic Webb, University of Pretoria, South Africa
Prof Claus Gnutzmann, Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany

Featured Colloquia (and Co-hosts of each Colloquium:)
-English Language as a Lingua Franca-
Prof Andy Kirkpatrick, Hong Kong Institute of Education, China
Prof Jennifer Jenkins, University of Southampton, UK

-Language Policy-
Prof Joseph Lo Bianco, University of Melbourne, Australia
Prof Saran Kaur Gill, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia

-Learners' Experience-
Dr Chris Davison, University of Hong Kong, China
Prof Patsy Duff, University of British Columbia, Canada

-Collaboration between English for Academic Purposes and the Disciplines-
Dr Sophie Arkoudis, University of Melbourne, Australia
Mr Nigel Bruce, University of Hong Kong, China

-Assessment in the Tertiary Context-
Dr Liying Cheng, Queen's University, Canada
Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons, University of Hong Kong, China
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