SIG Migration

Purpose of the SIG:

The EALTA Special Interest Group on Migration provides a welcoming space for people with an interest in the role of language assessment in immigration, integration, naturalisation and asylum policies and practices. In the SIG we wish to create a platform to present and discuss research, to debate current events, and discuss issues concerning justice, fairness and advocacy so that our work includes the voices of those most affected by language testing in migration and integration contexts. 

During the inaugural meeting of the EALTA Special Interest Group on Migration we will establish an agenda for our future work, and propose the issues that we would like to focus on. But most of all, we would like to welcome fellow researchers to participate.

 

Call for papers:

We welcome all research-based proposals that focus on language requirements, language policies and language tests in the context of migration and integration. Of course, our primary focus is on language assessment and language testing, but since we aim to be an interdisciplinary group, we also encourage people with a relevant background in other disciplines (e.g., sociolinguistics, sociology, psychology, etc.) to submit a proposal. Proposals need not follow the main conference theme.

 Participants are invited to submit an abstract (max. 250 words) and a title (max. 12 words) by Monday, April 23 to bart.deygers@kuleuven.be and kamran.1.khan@kcl.ac.uk. Participants who submit an abstract will be informed of the vetting outcome by Tuesday, April 24.