Term 3

Date Room Presenter Topic
2 May C89 Margarita Calderon & Jaime Valladares Language testing in Chile
Tuesday (!)
7 May
Bowland North SR3 Tess Fitzpatrick (Cardiff University) The challenge of validation: Assessing the performance of a test of productive vocabulary
16 May C89 Doris Froetscher A national exam’s washback on reading assessment in the secondary classroom
23 May C89 Luke Harding Investigating the construct underlying the CEFR phonological control scale
13 June C89 Sahar Alkhelaiwi Needs analyses:  academic listening needs in a Specific Purpose Target Language Use Situation
20 June C89 Anchana Rukthong Investigating integrated listening-writing and listening-speaking tasks: pilot study results
Wednesday (!)
26 June
C89 Riikka Ullakonoja (University of Jyväskylä) Intervention study on EFL extensive reading and vocabulary learning strategies in Finland and future directions
4 July Bowland North SR3 Karmen Pizorn (University of Ljubljana) The European Indicator of Language Competence in Slovenia and its implications


Term 2

Week Date Room Presenter Topic
1 17 January C89 Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding Item moderation of A2-level reading items
2 24 January C89 Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding Familiarisation with the CEFR listening scales (Workshop)
3 31 January C89 Note: No session this week
4 7 February C89 Note: No session this week
5 14 February Bowland North SR17 Gareth McCray Cognitive processing in reading comprehension
6 21 February C89 Bimali Indrarathne and Hasantha Munasinghe Language testing in Sri Lanka
7 28 February C89 Aaron Batty The effect of nonverbal cues in video-mediated tests of foreign language listening comprehension: A research proposal
8 *Monday
4 March 4pm
Furness LT 3 Talia Isaacs (Bristol University) Comprehensibility in L2 speaking scales
Note: This will be a joint session with the SLLAT group
9 14 March C89 Costas Gabrielatos and Judit Kormos Corpus-based analysis of oral test transcripts: A case study of conditional constructions.
10 21 March C89 Daniel Waller (UCLan) Analysing lexical consistency in UCLan’s English Language Examinations


Term 1

Week Date Room Presenter Topic
1 11 October SR 16 Doris Froetscher Analysing classroom reading test tasks to investigate washback from a national exam
2 18 October SR 16 Luke Harding Accent, intelligibility and L2 pronunciation assessment
3 25 October SR 16 Theresa Weiler Exploring Language in Use across languages
4 1 November SR 16 Tineke Brunfaut & Luke Harding Item moderation
5 8 November SR 16 Zahra Al-Lawati Investigating the characteristics of test specifications and item writer guidelines, and their effect on item development
6 15 November Frankland Colloquium Room, Faraday building Angela Hasselgreen Classroom assessment of writing of Young Learners
7 22 November County South, Meeting room 7, C89 Lauren Barrows Using what item writers know about test items to improve the test development process: research design
8 28 November*
Wednesday, 3.30-5pm
SR 20 Andrea Revesz, Marije Michel, Roger Gilabert Measuring cognitive task demands using dual task methodology, subjective self-ratings, time estimation, and stimulated recall
9 6 December County South, C89 Karen Dunn TBC
10 13 December*
SR 6 Judit Kormos Workshop on assessing dyslexic language learners