Conference: Language Issues in English-medium Universities

Harold F. Schiffman haroldfs at
Fri Mar 30 13:57:45 UTC 2007

Language Issues in English-medium Universities

Date: 18-Jun-2008 - 20-Jun-2008
Location: Hong Kong, China
Contact: Scarlet Poon
Contact Email: scarletws at
Meeting URL:

Meeting Description:

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

The Conference is co-hosted by Faculty of Arts and Faculty of Education,
in collaboration with English Centre, The University of Hong Kong

Topics will include:

- 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

- 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

For more information and guidelines regarding abstract submission, please
visit the conference website

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