Current 2021-2022 Programme

LTRG programme 2021 – 2022

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’ 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. All meetings will be held on Microsoft Teams until further notice.

Term 3

Co-ordinators: John Pill, Geisa Davila Perez

Date Time Where Presenter Topic
28 April 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting 1 – Where next?
5 May 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting 2 – Transcript conventions
12 May 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Kamran Khan (University of Copenhagen) Language testing for immigration and settlement as bordering practices
19 May 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams  

1. Glyn Jones

2. John Pill

EALTA dry-runs
1. Replicating the original CEFR research: preliminary results2. “Use the forum but also trust your own judgement”: Linking test performances to a standards framework using an online, asynchronous environment
26 May 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Craig Grocott (University of Bergen) Unintended consequences? An investigation of the roles played by National Tests of English in eighth-grade classrooms in Norway
2 June / / / No session: EALTA conference
9 June 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Frank van Splunder (University of Antwerp) & Catherine Verguts (Ghent University) The ITACE: an English language test for lecturers in Flemish higher education
16 June 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Slobodanka Dimova (University of Copenhagen) Local language testing for EMI lecturer certification: The case of TOEPAS
21 June 16:00-17:00 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team

MALTD oral history project meeting 3 – chapter review

30 June 15:00-16:30 County South B59 Camilo Ramos Galvez

Prototype tasks to diagnose academic reading in EFL teacher education programmes: A practical discussion

Term 2

Co-ordinators: Tineke Brunfaut, Camilo Ramos

Date Time Where Presenter Topic
20 January 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting
27 January 13:00-14:30 Microsoft Teams Various MALTD dissertation presentations:

  • Trevor Breakspear: Effects of task repetition on your learner performance in a constructed response speaking task
  • Radosveta Valkova: Remote proctoring in language assessment: Exploring the impact on test takers’ scores and perceptions
  • Juliana Bahia: An investigation of a speaking rating scale developed for the revised Interagency Language Roundtable framework
3 February 14:00-17:00 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting
10 February 12:30-14:00 Microsoft Teams Keith Menary Digital technology, formative assessment and language assessment literacy: Case studies of EAP teachers’ online assessment practices.
24 February 13:00-14:30 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting
24 February 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Camilo Ramos Galvez Diagnosing academic reading: Practices and needs in EFL teacher education
3 March 14:00-17:00 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting
10 March / / all No session: LTRC conference
17 March 14:00-17:00 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team

MALTD oral history project meeting

Term 1

Co-ordinators: Luke Harding, Santi Lestari

Date Time Where Presenter Topic
7 October 15:00-15:45 Microsoft Teams All LTRG welcome session/catch-up
14 October 13:00-14:30 Microsoft Teams Gareth McCray (Keele University) & Karen Dunn (British Council) Using latent trait models to assess test structural validity
21 October 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting
28 October 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams All Statistics article discussion
4 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team MALTD oral history project meeting
11 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams Geisa Davila Perez Investigating accommodation strategies in the conversation task of the GESE suite
18 November 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams LTF organizing committee LTF preparation
25 November 15:00-17:00 Microsoft Teams LTF organizing committee LTF preparation
9 December 15:00-16:30 Microsoft Teams MALTD research team

MALTD oral history project meeting

15 December 10:00-11:30 Microsoft Teams Vahid Aryadoust (National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore) Neurophysiological validity: Promises and challenges