LTRG programme 2022 – 2023

LTRG is open to staff members, visiting researchers, PhD and MA students with an interest in language testing and assessment. Staff and students working away from campus can often attend the seminars online. 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. Meetings in 2022-23 will be a mix of in-person, online and hybrid events.

Term 2

Coordinators: Tineke Brunfaut, Camilo Ramos-Gálvez

Date Time Where Presenter Topic
19 January 15:00-16:30 In person County South C89 + online option Sally Ren Bridging corpus linguistics to ITA assessment: The role of functional language in academic lectures
26 January 15:00-16:30 In person County South C89 — (project group only) BALEAP TAFSIG Piloting Network: Reading test consultancy (practical session; project group only)
2 February 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams (online only) Dylan Burton (Michigan State University, USA) Nonverbal behavior in language assessment: Current research and future directions
TUESDAY 7 February 11:00-12:30 In person County South B89 Tineke Brunfaut & Judit Kormos Experimenting with viewing-to-write tasks (practical session)
MONDAY 20 February 15:00-16:30 In person County South C89 Camilo Ramos-Gálvez Academic reading diagnostic tasks (practical session)
9 March 15:00-16:30 In person County South C89 + online option Craig Grocott (University of Bergen, Norway) Norwegian National Tests of English
16 March 15:00-16:30 In person County South C89 + online option Emil Tangham Linguistic adaptability across genres and modalities: A corpus-based investigation of a key component of L2 proficiency
23 March 15:00-16:30 In person County South C89 + online option Deise Amaral (Brazil) Phraseological sophistication discriminating between B2 and C1: A corpus study of IELTS candidates’ essays

 

Term 1

Coordinator: Luke Harding

Date Time Where Presenter Topic
13 October 15:00-16:30 In person C89 (online option) All LTRG welcome session/catch-up/research updates
20 October 15:00-16:30 In person D72 (online option) LTRG writing retreat #1
27 October 15:00-16:30 In person D72 (online option) LTRG writing retreat #2
3 November 15:00-16:30 In person C89 (online option) Luke Harding & Dana Gablasova Talking to an imagined interlocutor: Interactional and interpersonal discourse features in computer-mediated semi-direct speaking assessment [work-in-progress]
10 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams (online only) Francesca Pezzella (Università di Pisa, Italy) TBC
14 November (Monday) 11:00-12:30 In person FASS MR2 Robyn Woodward-Kron (University of Melbourne, Australia) A linguistic lens on health communication research and practice: gaps and opportunities, impact, strategies
24 November No session – LTF Bristol
1 December 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams (online only) Gary Ockey (Iowa State University, USA) Spoken dialogue systems’ potential for assessing interactional competence
8 December 15:00-16:30 In person C89 Tineke Brunfaut & Judit Kormos Experimenting with viewing-to-write tasks (practical session)
15 December 10:00-11:30 In person D72 (online option) Ari Huhta (University of Jyväskylä, Finland) Dynamic-diagnostic assessment as a new approach to supporting learning and teaching of reading and writing in English