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LAG 2019 Conference

Representing Sunyani Technical University was Dr. Edward Owusu, in his delivery, he argued that continuous assessments of Technical University University students should be made up of both pre- and post-test items; and that language teachers should record the post-test marks of students, instead.

LAG 2019 Conference

The Linguistics Association of Ghana (LAG), held its 12th Annual Conference dubbed LAG 2019 at The University of Mines and Technology (UMaT), Tarkwa from Wednesday 31st to Friday 02, August 2019.

Delivering a keynote address, the President of the Association, Dr. Jemima Asabea Anderson (UG), called for a substantial use of local languages at home.

Dr. Edward Owusu (of Sunyani Technical University) presenting a paper on The Role of Written Corrective Feedback in Second Language Learners' Writing with Prof. Kofi Agyekum (UG), argued that continuous assessments of Technical University University students should be made up of both pre- and post-test items; and that language teachers should record the post-test marks of students, instead. This will encourage technical university students to experience a degree of success in their language assessments.

In an informal conversation with participants from STU and UNER, the President, encouraged them to form an LOC so that STU and UNER can jointly host the conference in two years' time. The mantle for the host of the 2020 edition went to UCC.

The participants came from The Hong Kong Polytechnic University; University of Education, Winneba; Bauchi State University, Nigeria; Tamale College of Education; University of Cape Coast; E. P. College of Education, Sunyani Technical University; KNUST; University of Ghana; Federal University Mafia, Nigeria; University of Energy and Natural Resources, Sunyani; Texas A&M University, Kingsville; Valley View University; University of Mines and Technology; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Ekiti State University, Ekiti State, Nigeria; The University of Hong Kong; Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Nigeria; Bayero University, Kano, Nigeria; The University of Bamenda, Cameroon; University of Jos, Jos, Nigeria; Accra College of Education; University of Frankfurt; Nigeria Police Academy; Abia State University, Nigeria; Durban University of Technology; Adeniran Ogunsanya College of Education, Lagos State, Nigeria; University of Munster, Germany; University of Ibadan, Nigeria; Universite Ouaga, Burkina Faso; and Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.

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Representing Sunyani Technical University was Dr. Owusu, with him in the picture are some of the participants of LAG, 2019.

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