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The annual conference of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) represents a major event in the calendar of the language testing community of Europe and beyond. Held in a different European city each year, it invariably attracts around 250 participants from over 30 countries in Europe, America and the Middle East.

The Oxford Professional Development Course, School Effectiveness and Improvement through Research and Development (SEIRD) designed and directed by Dr. Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken was held at TED University in Ankara on December 5-6-7, 2012.

FOCI was founded by the curriculum team of Sabancı University School of Languages in May 2010. The forum meets twice a year in different hosting universities to provide a forum for the curriculum teams of different university preparatory programmes in Turkey and Northern Cyprus to come together to discuss issues of common concern.

The sixth of the “Sabanci Foundation Philanthropy Seminars” under the theme of “Philanthropy for Education: Innovations and Opportunities” was held on December 10, 2012

As Project Partner of EAQUALS, Sabancı University School of Languages (SL) has successfully been involved in many EAQUALS projects to date.

On November 6-7-8, 2012, Dr. Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken represented Sabancı University School of Languages at the 2nd Consortium Meeting and Valorisation Seminar held at the Goethe Institut in Munich.

When I first started regularly attending conferences in the middle of the last decade, critical evaluation of the use of technology in a classroom environment was not something that I regularly encountered. What I did see were plenty of presentations on how to use technology, but very few if any looking at the why, or indeed what type of learning was taking place.

Hulya Gorur-Atabas, instructor at Sabancı University School of Languages, has been invited to act as a member of the International Scientific Advisory Board for the next conference organized by The International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED).

The 4th International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies (EDULearn12) organized by The International Association of Technology, Education and Development (IATED)was held in Barcelona, Spain.

While planning a language conference you might be tempted to only see the virtual platform as the advertising arm of the operation, reaching possible delegates, generating excitement about the conference and posting updates or changes to the programme.

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