AIAC Events

AIAC strongly values the inspiring effect of international symposiums, conferences, seminars, and workshops on the community, and is highly interested in initiating them. The up-coming events will be posted on this page.

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Upcoming Events


Austrailian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.

Virtual Workshop Series

Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation Using SPSS (Basic 1)

AIAC has initiated its series of virtual workshop series.

The up-coming event is going to be a 3-hour workshop on Quantitative Data Analysis and Interpretation Using SPSS (Basic 1) on Friday (23/01/2015) from 9.30 p.m. to 12.30 a.m Eastern Time - Melbourne. The workshop will be presented by Vahid Nimehchisalem, PhD, Senior Lecturer at the Faculty of Modern Languages and Communication, University Putra Malaysia. The workshop will address questions on basic statistical concepts and SPSS skills including

  • What do we know about statistics and what do we need to know about it?
  • What are the different scales of measurement?
  • What are types I and II error?
  • What is the difference between descriptive and inferential statistics?
  • What is the difference between parametric and non-parametric statistics?
  • What is SPSS?
  • Which steps to follow in data analysis with SPSS?
  • How to define variables?
  • How to enter data?
  • How to name, label, and determine the values?
  • How to run frequency?
  • How to edit data?
  • How to transform (compute/recode) data?

Important notes:

  • Graduate students and researchers in the area of language studies and language learning and teaching are the target audience of this workshop.
  • The number of the participants will not exceed 10.
  • To download and install the software you need to participate in this virtual workshop, click here. [You are recommended to install All-In-One: TeamViewer full version]
  • There will be a participation fee of $30. To make the payment, click here.
  • For registration and any other inquiries, please contact us: [email protected]

Past Events



Webinar on Vocabulary Learning: 'Keyword Method: A New Way to Learn English Words' By Vahid Nimehchisalem, PhD
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As a subcategory of memory strategies (Oxford, 1990), keyword method helps language learners in the acquisition of new words, especially when immediate recall is required (Ellis & Beaton, 1993). Based on Nimehchisalem’s (2010) extension of the Keyword Method, this webinar presents several ways in which learners can expedite and facilitate recalling the newly learned vocabulary items. Techniques like extraction (drawing out meanings of difficult words from some of their constituent letters), inversion (inverting some letters of a difficult word for its meaning), morph-recognition (recognizing roots, prefixes, or suffixes in a word to realize its meaning), sound association (assuming rough equivalents to words with particular sounds), semantic association (inventing stories or visualizations for new words or their constituent parts), and codification (codifying confusable words to avoid errors) will be discussed and practiced. Such techniques have proved to accelerate learners' vocabulary learning rate, particularly those in need of learning many words in a short period. The target audience of this webinar includes English Language Learning-Teaching practitioners and researchers as well as advanced language learners.


Vahid Nimehchisalem holds a PhD in Teaching English as a Second Language and is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Communication and Modern Languages, Universiti Putra Malaysia. He has been involved in English Language Learning-Teaching (ELL-T) since 1994. He was a postdoctoral research fellow in the Faculty of Educational Studies, UPM in 2012 and a visiting research fellow in the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, University of Malaya in 2013. His main areas of research interest include ESL writing assessment and ELT material evaluation. His research activity mainly revolves around instrument development and validation. He copyrighted three software packages related to ELL-T materials development and evaluation. He has won 14 international, national, and local research awards, including the iENA2010 Gold medal and Diploma of Prominent Inventor League. He has published over 30 journal articles and 6 book chapters, edited two books, guest-edited two special issues with Pertanika JSSH. He is an editorial team member of several scientific journals in the area, including International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature, International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, and Voices in Asia Journal, and is a regular reviewer of articles submitted to Pertanika JSSH and GEMA Online Journal of Language Studies.

Time & Date

8:00 PM to 10:00 PM (Eastern Time - Melbourne)

20 December 2014


Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.

Registeration Fee

No Charges 

The webinar is free of charge but e-certificate will be issued for participants who request one and will cost AUD$20.


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