2018 CLIC CONFERENCE:
Assessing Speaking in Context – New Trends
A conference to explore new ideas within the paradigm of the assessment of language use in context
May 4-5, 2018
The Center for Languages and Intercultural Communication (CLIC) at Rice University is pleased to invite proposals for the 2018 CLIC Conference on Assessing Speaking in Context: New Trends.
The conference will take place at Rice University in Houston, TX. The program will include two full days of sessions on Friday and Saturday, May 4 – 5, 2018.
This conference will bring together researchers and teachers who have conducted research on various aspects of the assessment of speaking competence in a second language in a variety of contexts. The goals of the meetings and discussions during this two-day event are to:
- assess the relevance and impact of previous ideas, models and practices about the assessment of speaking abilities and propose, describe and
- propose, describe, and justify newproposals stemming from new theoretical perspectives and innovative practices on the topics of assessment and speaking in context.
We welcome proposals from all theoretical perspectives and a variety of methodological procedures.
Proposals should be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than January 20, 2018. All proposals should include a title and an abstract (max. 500 words) and a list of the references cited if applicable. Please include your name, affiliation, and contact information in the body of the email. Please also indicate whether you would prefer to present a paper or a poster (and please note that you may be asked to present either).
CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF PAPERS
Proposals will be evaluated according to:
- The relevance of the Research questions,
- The data/findings used to ascertain those questions,
- The argument/theoretical proposal to frame the findings, and
- The implications the study may have for future research on the general topic.