The APPLE Lecture Series 2014 (Friday, April 11, 2014) ☆
The Annual APPLE (Applied Linguistics and Language Education) Lecture Series organized by AL/TESOL Program will take place on April 11, 2014.
The speaker this year will be Professor Alister Cumming from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. Dr. Cumming will be giving two lectures on the following topics, through afternoon colloquium and evening lecture.
** Afternoon colloquium (for current students and faculty of the AL & TESOL Program at TC)
When: Friday, April 11, 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Where: ZB 408
Topic: “Assessing Multiple Dimensions of Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context”
** Evening lecture (open to public)
When: Friday, April 11, 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm (An evening reception will follow afterwards)
Where: ZB 408
Topic: “Studies of Second Language Writing in Canada: Three Generations”
About the speaker:
Alister Cumming is professor in the Centre for Educational Research on Languages and Literacies (CERLL, formerly the Modern Language Centre) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto, where he has been employed since 1991 following briefer periods at McGill University, the University of British Columbia, Carleton University, and Concordia University. His research and teaching focus on writing in second languages, language assessment, language program evaluation and policies, and research methods. Alister has published extensively on these topics, serves on the editorial boards of a dozen scholarly and professional journals, and has participated in numerous granting agencies in Canada and internationally. Alister is currently the Executive Director of Language Learning, a journal he edited in the 1990s. He was the Head of CERLL from to 1993 to 2013. For the past five years he chaired the TOEFL Committee of Examiners at Educational Testing Service, Princeton. Alister’s most recent books are Adolescent Literacies in a Multicultural Context (2012, Routledge Publishers), A Synthesis of Research on Second Language Writing in English (with Ilona Leki and Tony Silva, Routledge Publishers, 2008), and Goals for Academic Writing (John Benjamins, 2006). He received his PhD from the University of Toronto in 1988, MA and BA from the University of British Columbia in 1979 and 1975 respectively, and an honorary doctorate from the University of Copenhagen in 2009. From 2014 to 2017 he will hold a Changjiang Scholarship at Beijing Foreign Studies University.
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