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IST College’s presence at the Language In Focus 2016 International Conference in Turkey 10 & 11/03/2016
IST College’s presence at the Language In Focus 2016 International Conference in Turkey 10 & 11/03/2016

IST College’s presence at the Language In Focus 2016 International Conference in Turkey 10 & 11/03/2016

The International Conference was held at the Kaya Ramada Hotel, in Constantinople, Turkey, on March 10 & 11, 2016 and IST College was represented by Dr. Paschalis Chliaras (Head Of English Language Department and EAP/ESP Lecturer at IST College) whose presentations were on: "Error mapping: a macro and micro analytical error analysis approach" and “Writing from Listening: a multifaceted assessment approach throughout the process”.

The principal objective of the first presentation was to demonstrate the effectiveness of “error mapping” in analyzing students’ written essay errors in the classroom and give a comprehensive overview of the process from error identification to error evaluation.

The purpose of the second presentation was to determine if formative and summative assessment can be related to both macro/micro-listening skills variables and those affecting the academic writing assessment. 

Many well-known practitioners, researchers and educators  from the USA, Europe, Middle East and Africa attended the Language in Focus International Conference and Dr. Chliaras' presentations; among them Prof. of Applied Linguistics Douglas Biber (Northern Arizona University), Prof. of Linguistics and Language Acquisition Suzanne Flynn (MIT) and Prof. of SLA Florence Myles (University of Essex)