2018 – 2019 Programme Archive

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

LTRG usually meets on Thursdays, from 15:00 to 16:30, in the County South building, room D72 (unless otherwise indicated).

Term 3

Date Time Room Presenter Topic
25 April 15.00-16.30 County South D72 Susy Macqueen (Australian National University) The private and public lives of a test construct: English language testing for citizenship
2 May 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Tineke Brunfaut (organiser) Reading items workshop
(text selection)
9 May 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Tineke Brunfaut (organiser) Reading items workshop
(item design)
16 May 15:30-17:00 County South D72 Tineke Brunfaut (organiser) Reading items workshop
(item moderation 1)
23 May 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Tineke Brunfaut (organiser) Reading items workshop
(item moderation 2)
30 May University College Dublin, Ireland EALTA conference (https://www.ucd.ie/alc/ealta2019/)
6 June 15:00-16:30 County South D72 All EALTA show-and-tell session
13 June 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Myriam Iliovits Language use in an English medium instruction university in a non-English dominant context: Investigating the validity of international and local English language tests used for admissions
20 June 15:00-16:30 County South D72 All Reading task moderation workshop
25 June (Tuesday) 12:00-13:00 County South D72 Noor Asbahan Shahizan Assessing spoken academic language proficiency: Interactional features in group discussions
28 June (Friday) 16:00-17:00 County South D72 Sisilia Halimi (Universitas Indonesia) Developing an English proficiency test for teachers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Term 2

Date Time Room Presenter Topic
17 Jan 15:00-16:30 County South D72 All LTRG writing retreat
24 Jan 15:00-16:30 County South D72 All LTRG writing retreat
31 Jan 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Noor Asbahan Shahizan Group Oral Task Review: Expert Judgements
7 Feb 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Jamie Dunlea (British Council) Working with the China Standards of English
14 Feb 15:00-16:30 Bowland North SR20 Luke Harding & Judit Kormos Getting published
20 Feb (Wednesday) 12:00-13:00 County South C89 Mary Jane Abrahams (Alberto Hurtado University) Developing and updating of the Chilean English Teacher Training Standards: Cultural and socio-political contexts and implications (Joint SLLAT/LTRG talk)
21 Feb 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Olena Rossi, Tineke Brunfaut, Luke Harding, Salomé Villa Larenas Dry runs for LTRC/AAAL Atlanta
28 Feb 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Philip Horne Re-examining the validation of a holistic speaking scale: the (non-) applicability of pronunciation descriptors
7 March 15:00-16:30 County South D72 No session (LTRC/AAAL Atlanta)
14 March 15:00-16:30 County South D72 All Item analysis workshop
21 March 15:00-16:30 County South D72 All Item analysis workshop (cont.)

Term 1

Date Time Room Presenter Topic
Tuesday 11 Sep 11:00-12:00 County South C89 Rod Ellis (Curtin University, Australia) Measuring implicit and explicit L2 knowledge: Implications for assessing pragmatic knowledge (joint SLLAT-LTRG talk)
11 Oct 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Tineke Brunfaut Researching the language assessment literacy of Ministry of Education stakeholders in Sri Lanka: piloting an interview guide
18 Oct 15:00-17:30 County South D72 all Writing retreat
Friday 26 Oct 9.30-11:00 County South D72 Tess Fitzpatrick (Swansea University) The development of pedagogic word lists in Welsh and implications for tests based on frequency paradigms (joint LTRG-SLLAT talk)
1 Nov 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Luke Harding Developing English as a Lingua Franca assessment tasks
8 Nov 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Tobias Haug (University of Zurich, Switzerland) Assessing speaking in High German and Swiss German in sign language interpreter training: What are we actually testing?
15 Nov 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Olena Rossi Using quality review checklists for item moderation
23-25 Nov University of Bedfordshire Language Testing Forum 2018 (http://ukalta.org/language-testing-forum/)
29 Nov 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Kathrin Eberharter Rater cognition and the role of personal attributes in rating speaking performances: preliminary results
6 Dec 15:00-16:30 County South D72 Frank Boers (Western University, Canada) Trial and error on trial: The case of phrasal verbs (joint LTRG-SLLAT talk)
13 Dec 9:30-11:30 Bowland North SR26 Distance MA dissertation talks
  • Dylan Burton: Raters’ perceptions and operationalization of authentic engagement in oral proficiency tests
  • Alice Stijsiger: Repetition of input and test-taking strategies in a self-paced foreign language listening test