Jennifer Chard will present work from the SLA Lab at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) Conference on Making Bilingual Assessment Accessible for Preschoolers. She will introduce a prototype of an assessment in Mandarin with a methodology that addresses the critical need for multilingual assessments that can be administered and interpreted by monolingual evaluators.
Session Title: Individual Papers
Date and Time: Monday, March 11, 2019. 4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Sheraton Atlanta Hotel – Georgia 9, 827 Powers Ferry Road Building 14, Suite 100, Atlanta, GA 30339
Talk Title: Making bilingual assessment accessible: Development of a Mandarin-English language assessment for preschoolers
Authors: Jennifer Chard Hamano, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Gita Martohardjono, The Graduate Center, CUNY; Isabelle Barriere, Long Island University, Brooklyn Campus; and Gisela Jia, Lehman College, CUNY
Cost: Prices range from $80 to $430. For more information, including the full price list, or to register, visit https://www.aaal.org/aaal-2019-con##
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Organizationally, AAAL is the United States affiliate of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (Association Internationale de Linguistique Appliquée, AILA).”