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The East Coast Organization of Language Testers

ECOLT 2008

Bridging the Divide: Language testing theory in practice

Call for Papers


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EXTENDED Receipt Deadline: July 7, 2008

Notification: July 30, 2008

We invite proposals from colleagues in academia, government,and not-for-profit organizations. ECOLT encourages students, researchers and teachers to present papers or posters on projects with relevance to language testing theory in practice.

TYPES OF PRESENTATIONS:

Proposals are requested for presentations in the following categories:
1. Papers
2. Posters

PAPERS: (30 minutes)
This format is best suited for theory-oriented presentations, or the presentation of completed research. Presenters will have 20 minutes to discuss their paper, followed by 10 minutes for questions and comments from the audience.

POSTERS: (1 hour)
Poster sessions will provide an opportunity for the presentation of work in progress and research that is being planned, as well as for the presentation of test development projects, new tests, and technological innovations. Poster presenters will then interact with interested participants at the location of the poster display for one hour.

PROPOSAL EVALUATION CRITERIA:
1. Contribution to the field
2. Quality of the research/study
3. Clarity of the abstract

FORMAT OF PROPOSALS:
Each submission should be on two pages.

Page One:

1. Contact Information:

a. Full name of principal presenter and full contact information (affiliation, postal address, telephone, fax, email) All return correspondence will be to this individual only.

b. Full name, affiliation, addresses, and email addresses of co-presenter(s) if any

2. Type of presentation (Paper or Poster)

3. Title of presentation

4. AV equipment required: a laptop & overhead projector will be provided for all presentations. Display areas, tables and poster boards (32x40 inch white boards with foam core) will be provided for posters.

5. Abstract: Abstracts should be between 200 and 300 words, single-spaced. Abstracts should be clearly written and concisely address the following:

a. Context of the issue(s) researched

b. Purpose of the study

c. Summary of the methodology or analytical procedures used

d. Results/conclusions

e. Implications/significance to the field of language testing

Page Two:

1. Type of Presentation (Paper or Poster)

2. Title of Presentation

3. Abstract (duplicated from Page One)

SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS:

The two-page submission should be sent as an email attachment to lorena.llosa@nyu.edu by June 20, 2008. The filename should read: ECOLT08ABS_YOURLASTNAME.