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Call for Papers: The 21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference
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6/11/2017
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The 21st Japan Language Testing Association Annual Conference (JLTA 2017): Call for Papers (Deadline: June 11, 2017)

The Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA) invites presentation proposals for its annual conference. We look forward to receiving your proposals related to the conference theme, and to language testing and assessment in general.

Presenters will each have 20 minutes to present their research papers or assessment practices followed by 10-minute discussion. Note that each participant can present multiple times, but only once as the first presenter.

Conference website: http://jlta2016.sakura.ne.jp/?page_id=18

Saturday, September 9 and Sunday, September 10, 2017
University of Aizu
90 Kamiiawase, Ikkimachi Tsuruga, Aizuwakamatsu, Fukushima, 965-8580
http://www.u-aizu.ac.jp/en/


Conference theme
Aligning task-based assessment to curriculum objectives

Day 1 (September 9)
Workshop (in Japanese)
Time: 14:30 to 16:40 (with a 10-minute break)
Venue: University of Aizu, Lecture Hall (Room 203, M3)
Title: Analysis of free responses of a survey with text mining
Lecturers: Toshihide O’KI (Hakuoh University)
Language of instruction: Japanese
Attendance Fee: 1,000 yen
Capacity: 100 participants

Day 2 (September 10)
Keynote speech, symposium, paper and practice presentations
Venue: University of Aizu, Lecture Hall

Keynote Speech
Speaker: Dr. John NORRIS (Principal Research Scientist, Educational Testing Service [ETS])
Title: Task-based language assessment: Aligning designs with intended uses and consequences (tentative)

Symposium
Theme: Issues related to task-based teaching and assessment (tentative)
Coordinator: Dr. Takanori SATO (Sophia University)
Panelist 1: Dr. Claudia KUNSCHAK (Ritsumeikan University)
Panelist 2: Dr. Moonyoung PARK (Chinese University of Hong Kong)

Submission Overview
Research presentation
Research related to language testing and assessment that clearly states the purpose of the research, methodology, analysis, and interpretation of the results

Assessment practice presentations
Report on assessment practices including language tests, language program/curriculum evaluation, and assessment for teacher development, etc.

Presenters of both types of presentations will each have 20 minutes to present their research papers or assessment practices followed by 10-minute discussion.

Submission period: from April 29, 2017 to June 11, 2017

Those wishing to present research papers or assessment practices should send the information listed below by e-mail to kaneko[at]http://u-aizu.ac.jp (replace [at] with an at sign).
The subject line of the e-mail should read “JLTA 2017 Submission_First Presenter Name” (e.g., “JLTA 2017 Submission_Richard_DAVIDSON”).

Please include the following information:
1) Type of presentation (research paper or assessment practice)
2) Presentation title
3) Names and affiliations of all presenters: The name should be given in English, in the order of first name followed by surname (e.g., Richard_DAVIDSON).
4) A 400-word (or 800-Japanese-character) abstract Please include the purpose of the research, methodology, analysis, and interpretation of the results for a research paper, and include the purpose and content of the practice, and the results for an assessment practice report.
5) Name of contact person and his/her e-mail address

*If the presenters wish to use a projector, they should follow the procedures listed below:
(a) Presenters should bring a PC. There will be an audio terminal connector (for PC connection through a stereo mini plug) and a D-sub 15-pin cable (for audio) in the presentation room. Mac users should bring their own Mini DisplayPort to VGA Adapter;
(b) Presenters must take responsibility for connecting their PC to the projector;
(c) Presenters should bring handouts as an alternative in case of technical failure.

Presenters may be either a) JLTA members or b) non-members who will pay a 3,000 yen presentation fee (in addition to the attendance fees) by a designated date. This rule applies to all presenters on the program. It is possible for presenters to obtain JLTA membership after their presentation has been accepted. For further details, please contact the JLTA Secretariat.

Attendance Fee
Student & JLTA Member: 1,000 yen
Non-JLTA member: 3,000 yen

Notes
- All information should be included in the body of the e-mail, and no files should be sent as attachments.
- Confirmation of submission will be sent within seven days after the submission. If applicants do not receive a confirmation email within seven days, they are requested to send an inquiry to the JLTA Secretariat.
- Participants can present multiple times, but only once as the first presenter.
- Notification of selection will be sent via e-mail to the first presenter.
- Notification of selection: (no later than) July 15, 2017

Advertisements (Exhibitions included)
Application period: from April 29, 2017 to July 15, 2017 Due to space limitations, limited to seven exhibitors (to be selected on a first-come, first-served basis)
Advertisement (half page of A4-size paper; Exhibition of one long table included)
7,500 yen (JLTA Members), 15,000 yen (Non-Members) Advertisement (one page of A4-size paper; Exhibition of one long table included)
10,000 yen (JLTA Members), 20,000 yen(Non-Members) Size of the table: 60 centimeters by 180 centimeters

For further information on advertisements and exhibitions, please contact the JLTA Secretariat (Rie KOIZUMI): E-mail: rie-koizumi@mwa.biglobe.ne.jp


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