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Inaugural Annual Conference


October 19, 2014, Hangzhou, China


Theme: Language assessment and technology


Conference Director: He Lianzhen



The Inaugural Conference of the

Asian Association for Language Assessment


October 19, 2014, Hangzhou, China


The 1st AALA Conference is jointly organized by the Institute of Applied Linguistics, Zhejiang University, and Asian Association of Language Assessment (AALA). It aims to provide a platform for academics and language assessment professionals to discuss and review various issues related to language assessment in Asia.


Conference Program

Click here for program.

Click here for General membership meeting agenda



Language Assessment and Technology


Keynote Speaker

Dr. YU Guoxing, University of Bristol, United Kingdom [Sponsored by the British Council]


Topic Areas

-- Computer-based language assessment

-- Internet-based language assessment

-- Computer adaptive language assessment

-- Integrating corpus linguistics and language assessment

-- Developing language assessment with computer technology


Conference Venue

Hangzhou Jinxi Hotel

For Hotel Website, click here: 


Located in No.39 Yanggongti (Yang Causeway), Xihu District, Hangzhou Jinxi Hotel is a four-star hotel with international standards. Opened in 1997, it has constantly received high praise on quiet and idyllic ambience, modern and comfortable guestrooms, generously sized conference rooms and delicious and delicate food. Besides, the hotel is specially recommended for its fantastic location, close to the well-known West Lake, providing great convenience for sightseeing within walking distance.


Distance from Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport: 34.3 km (40 minutes by car)

Distance from Hangzhou East Railway Station: 16km (25 minutes by car)

Distance from Hangzhou Railway Station: 7.1km (16 minutes by car)



Hangzhou Jinxi Hotel


We have arranged special prices for participants of the inaugural conference of AALA in Hangzhou Jinxi Hotel. Participants are suggested to book the accommodation as early as possible, as we expect hotel space at special prices to be at a premium. To book, please send an email to before Sept. 30th, 2014, stating your date of arrival and departure, the type of the room you’d like to reserve, and whether you’d like to share rooms with others.


Room rate for conference attendees:

Standard Room (Double Room):

590 CNY per room per night


Luxury Single Room:

698 CNY per room per night


Note: Prices may vary slightly according to season. Breakfast, 40 CNY per person, isn’t included.



Conference Registration

All participants including all presenters must register for the conference. On-site registration will be open in the lobby of Jinxi Hotel from 10am to 6pm on October 18, 2014.


Registration Fee:

Regular:  800 CNY

Student :  400 CNY



Please send your enquiries to



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