Current 2020-2021

LTRG programme 2020 – 2021

LTRG is open to staff members, visiting researchers, PhD and MA students. Staff and students working away from campus can attend the seminars online. Please contact Tineke Brunfaut (t.brunfaut ‘at’, Luke Harding (l.harding ‘at’ or John Pill (j.pill ‘at’ for details.

LTRG usually meets on Thursdays, from 15:00 to 16:30. All meetings will be held on Microsoft Teams during Term 1 and until further notice.

Term 1

Co-ordinators: Luke Harding, Olena Rossi

Date Time Where Presenter Topic
1 October 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams All LTRG social session/catch-up
8 October 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Rob Playfair (University of Liverpool) Developing a formative test of vocabulary knowledge for low-level Arabic pre-sessional students.
15 October 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Geisa Davila Perez Investigating ELF’s own cline of proficiency.
15 October 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Philip Horne The effect of task approach and mode of delivery on computer-based speaking tasks of pragmatic competence and interactional competence.
29 October 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Michele Luxon Discussion about large-scale online speaking assessment
5 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Olga Kvasova (National University of Ukraine) Insights from the delivery of language testing and assessment courses for pre- and in-service teachers in a Ukrainian university.
12 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Kristin Rock (University of Hawaii in Manoa)

Jorge Beltran (Columbia University)

Validation of an analytic rubric for writing within academic discussion boards


Testing spoken argumentation: Bridging gaps in L2 Assessment

19 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Olena Rossi Mock viva
26 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Anyone Dry runs for UKALTA LTF event

All LTRG members are encouraged to join the LTF 2020 online event on Friday 27 November

3 December 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Geoff LaFlair (Duolingo) Title TBC
10 December 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Various MALTD dissertation presentations