‘Formative Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching’ Conference, Warsaw, 19 September 2017 | Call for Papers

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CENTRE FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW, LEADER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT ‘FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION’ (FAB)


‘Formative Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching’

It is with great pleasure that we invite you to participate in the Formative Assessment in Foreign Language Teaching Conference, which will be held at the University of Warsaw on September 19, 2017. [Conference Programme]

The conference is addressed to both scholars and practitioners:

  • language teachers from institutions of higher education, secondary schools and language centres,
  • educationalists,
  • other parties interested in the subject matter.

Participation is free of charge. Please note that the number of places is limited.

Conference languages: Polish, English

Registration for the conference has been closed. We have reached the maximum number of registrations for the event. Thank you for your interest!

We welcome proposals for papers and workshops on formative assessment in foreign language teaching. Suggested topics may include:

  • formative assessment tools,
  • teaching and learning techniques/strategies,
  • improving student motivation,
  • challenges of assessment in daily teaching practice.

Abstracts of approximately 300 words should be submitted to the organising committee, at fabconference@uw.edu.pl, by April 14, 2017. The document should contain (1) title of presentation (2) author(s) name(s), (3) affiliation, (4) body of abstract [see abstract template]

The standard length of presentations will be 15 minutes for papers and 45 minutes for workshops.

Please feel free to forward this message to colleagues who may be interested in the theme of the conference.

We would like to thank you in advance for your contribution and look forward to having the opportunity to discuss and disseminate your work.

On behalf of the organising committee,

Anna Sworowska

CENTRE FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING, UNIVERSITY OF WARSAW – LEADER OF THE INTERNATIONAL PROJECT ‘FORMATIVE ASSESSMENT FOR FOREIGN LANGUAGE TEACHING IN HIGHER EDUCATION’ (FAB)


Plenary speakers:

Dr Grażyna Czetwertyńska – Artes Liberales, University of Warsaw

dr Grażyna Czetwertyńska

Dr Czetwertyńska teaches students on the Faculty of “Artes Liberales” at the University of Warsaw and at the School of Education run by the University of Warsaw and Polish American Freedom Foundation. She had scholarship from Kosciuszko Foundation via which she conducted research on evaluation and teaching in Boston College in USA. She used to lead Educational Laboratory of the College of Inter-Area Individual Studies in the Humanities  and Social Sciences of the University of Warsaw. Dr Czetwertyńska was also a manager of the “School with Class” program and a specialist on formative assessment at the Center for Citizenship Education. She was a member of the national board for the PISA research program as well as a jury for the European Language Label for many years. Dr Czetwertyńska is an author of the concept for internet handbook for Polish language for Polish pupils abroad “Włącz Polskę” (Turn on Poland), programs, handbooks and publications on the methods of teaching and evaluation, including methods for work with exceptional students, bilingualism and intercultural education.

Jon Hird – Oxford University

Jon Hird

Jon is based in Oxford, UK, where he divides his time between teaching English at the University of Oxford and writing ELT materials. He is also a teacher trainer and has delivered courses and given talks and workshops in around 30 countries. Jon has a range of experience and interests, but with a particular interest in Grammar, English for Academic Purposes and in dyslexia and learning English. He has written a number of ELT publications, most recently including Oxford EAP B1 and Oxford Learner’s Pocket Verbs and Tenses and has written grammar reference and practice material for the Navigate course book series. In his free time, Jon plays the drums.

Dr Jo Lewkowicz – University of Warsaw; King’s College London

Grzegorz Śpiewak, Ph.D.

dr Grzegorz Śpiewak

A graduate of University of Essex, UK (MA in Linguistics), and  University of Warsaw (Ph.D in English & Linguistics). Teacher of English, consultant, project manager, teacher trainer, acclaimed conference speaker, author. Former academic lecturer and deputy director for English Teaching & CLIL at the Department of English of Warsaw University.

Currently affiliated with Macmillan Education (Head ELT Consultant for Central & Eastern Europe, key teacher trainer), as well as with The New School, New York (tutor on MA TESOL on-line programme), DOS-ELTea – an independent teacher development centre (founder & president), and deDOMO Education (project leader and head author). An Honorary President and advisory board member of IATEFL Poland.


Important dates:

  • Deadline for abstracts: April 14, 2017
  • Conference: September 19, 2017

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