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Dear Colleagues,
Please find the link to CALL FOR PAPERS for AILA 2017. Submissions are accepted from January 18th to March 31st 2016.
The complete CALL FOR PAPERS in English, Portuguese and Spanish can already be accessed in the conference webpage – .
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Christina Gitsaki
AILA Secretary General


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AILA Secretary General
Wednesday, August 24 – Saturday, August 27, 2016
University of Jyväskylä, Finland
We are inviting proposals for presentations at Eurosla 26. All areas and approaches of the study of learning second/foreign/additional languages are welcome. The theme of the conference is Looking back, looking forward: Language learning research at the crossroads. Presentations of taking stock of what we have achieved and where we are going in a particular area of study are thus especially welcome. The Language Learning Roundtable will discuss second language learning by a variety of groups in a particular situation, to bring in new views for the Eurosla community. Such new openings are also welcome for the main part of the conference.
The academic programme will consist of presentations by the participants and the invited keynote speakers, as well as the doctoral student workshop on Wednesday, August 24, with feedback from senior researchers. The submission of presentation proposals opens on February 1, 2016, and closes on February 28, 2016. The proposals are submitted by filling in an online form at
Types of presentations: 1) paper, 2) poster, 3) colloquium, with thematically related papers, discussion and audience participation. Also, if you have an idea for a new type of event, please get in touch with the organizers with the outline of your plan.
Length of abstracts: paper or poster (max. 300 words, including references), colloquium (max. 500 words, including titles of papers but no mention of presenters by name. If a colloquium proposal is accepted, an abstract will be requested for each paper, max 300 words.
Length of presentations in the conference:
Paper: 20 min. and 10 min. for discussion and change of rooms
Poster: size AO, max. Presenters will also be given the opportunity to present the main points in a 2 min. (max.) talk.
Colloquium: 90 or 180 min.
Language policy: The working language of the conference is English but presentations are also welcome in other European languages.
Presenter policy: Each participant can appear as the first author of one presentation only. A colloquium convener can also present at the colloquium or elsewhere in the programme.
The proposals for all presentations will be evaluated anonymously by at least two members of the Eurosla Scientific committee. The criteria include the quality of the content and the clarity of the abstract, contribution to the field and thematic relevance.
Presentation acceptances will be sent out by April 25, 2016.
For any queries, please email
The conference is organized back-to-back with Psychology of Language Learning 2:Individuals in Contexts, Monday August 21 – Wednesday, August 24, 2016.  Both events are organized in Jyväskylä, Finland.
We look forward to seeing you in Jyväskylä, Finland, in late August 2016.
Organizing Committee
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Applications are invited for:
Department of English and Translation at the Saudi Electronic University
Assistant Professor & Associate Professor
(Closing date: April 30, 2016)

The Department of English and Translation is a young and vibrant Department established in 2014, devoted to the translation studies, with strengths in theoretical linguistics. It is inviting applications for a Lectureship in Applied linguistics, Theoretical Linguistics, and Translation. The appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Professor & Associate Professor, depending on the credentials of the candidate.
Applicants should have (i) a Ph.D. in theoretical linguistics and translation; and (ii) experience in teaching courses in different areas of linguistics and translation at university level. The appointee will (a) teach undergraduate courses; (b) supervise research projects of undergraduate; and (c) undertake administrative duties.
Appointment will initially be made on contract basis for one year commencing August 2016, renewable subject to performance, funding and mutual agreement.

Salary and Fringe Benefits

Salary will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please send the completed CV, together with copies of qualification documents, and names, addresses and fax numbers/e-mail addresses of three referees to whom the applicants’ consent has been given for their providing references (unless otherwise specified), to the Head of the English Department Dr. Khalid Al-Seghayer at the following email address:

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Subject: ALAA info: ALTAANZ 2016 conference (Auckland, 17th – 19th November)
In the classroom and beyond: Assessing language ability in different contexts
Venue: The University of Auckland
Main Conference: 18th to 19th of November
(Pre-conference workshops 17th of November)
The Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) invites you to submit an abstract for the ALTAANZ Conference to be held at The University of Auckland, New Zealand, between 17 and 19 November 2016.
Confirmed plenary speakers are:
Matt Poehner, Pennsylvania State University
Ute Knoch, University of Melbourne
Peter Keegan, University of Auckland
We welcome proposals related to the conference theme «In the classroom and beyond: Assessing language ability in different contexts»
Areas of particular interest are:
•Classroom-based assessment: issues and practice
•Assessment for learning in language classrooms
•Development and validation of diagnostic language assessment tasks
•Assessment for the learning of indigenous languages
•Language assessment of indigenous learners
•Assessing language for academic purposes
•Assessing language for professional purposes
•Second language proficiency models and implications for developing assessment tasks
•Technology and language assessment
•Expanding existing, and creating new, validity frameworks for language assessment
•Standardised tests: development, implementation and/or use by institutional stakeholders
•Language assessment policy and practice: ethics and accountability
•Research methodology for exploring language assessment
Proposals can be for papers, posters, work in progress presentations, or symposia. We welcome proposals that focus on classroom assessment practice as well as those which report on more formal research and development projects.
For more information please read the Call for Papers attached or visit the conference website