ÉVÈNEMENT D’HIVER DE L’ACEL
Vendredi le 24 février 2017, à l’Université d’Ottawa


En collaboration avec le Groupe de recherche en évaluation des langues
Institut des langues officielles et du bilinguisme
Thème: Évaluation de la langue française : découvertes et innovations

Conferencière invitée: Ahlem Ammar, Université de Montréal


With
  • MARIA-LOURDES LIRA GONZALES (UQAT)
  • ANTONELLA VALEO AND KHALED BARKAOUI (YORK)
  • EVA KARTCHAVA (CARLETON)


TESL CANADA CONFERENCE
JUNE 8-10, 2017
PRE-CONFERENCE JOINT SYMPOSIUM (CALA-TESL CANADA) 
ON CORRECTIVE FEEDBACK

ABSTRACT: A question that is often asked is whether to provide corrective feedback (CF) to English language learners or not.  This symposium aims to move discussions of CF behond this simple yes/no question by discussing, from multiple perspectives, the complexity of providing CF to English language learners and the implications of such complexity for practice.  Specifically, based on research and theory, we discuss (a) examples of English language teachers’ written CF practices and the effects of these practices on students’ revisions; (b) the role played by context and teachers’ beliefs concerning English language teaching and learning in their written feedback practices; and (c) questions and factors that teachers need to consider in order to effectively incorporate oral CF into their teaching practice.  Together, the presentations in this symposium demonstrate how giving CF is complex, context-dependent, and shaped by teachers’ beliefs, and that CF effectiveness depends on a variety of factors and considerations.  We then engage participants in discussions and activities to highlight the implications of the presentations for CF practices in the English language classroom.

Canadian Association of Language Assessment / Association canadienne pour l'évaluation des langues

Seventh CALA/ACEL Annual Symposium
York University 519 Kaneff Tower
May 26, 2017

Theme: The Interface of Purposes, Contexts and Constructs in L2 Assessment
We hope to see you at the 7th symposium of The Canadian Association of Language Assessment (CALA). 
Keynote speaker: Alister Cumming, OISE, University of Toronto
Purposing Writing Assessments: Complex Constructs in Variable Contexts

Symposium de l’ACEL
  Thème : L’interface entre les objectifs, les contextes et les construits en évaluation des langues
Conférencier : Alister Cumming, OISE, University of Toronto


CALA WINTER 2017 EVENT
Friday, February 24, 2017 at the University of Ottawa
In conjunction with the Language Assessment Research Group of the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute
  Theme: Evaluation of the French language: Innovations and discoveries 

CALA-TESL Canada Joint Symposium

Theme: To Correct or Not to Correct? That is NOT the Question

Niagara Falls, Ontario

June 8, 2017


Presenters:

Maria-Lourdes Lira-Gonzales,  Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue

Antonella Valeo and Khaled Barkaoui,  York University

Eva Kartchava, Carleton University