BAAL TEASIG Conference
"Assessment supporting learning"
A one-day conference held at Cambridge University
(Pitt Building) on Friday, 8 May 2015.
Christine Harrison (King's College London)
Neil Jones (Cambridge Language Sciences) and Sarah Unsworth (Cambridge Assessment)
Constant Leung (King's College London)
Doris Froetscher (Lancaster University)
Gemma Bellhouse (University of Oxford)
Benjamin Kremmel (University of Innsbruck, Austria & University of Nottingham) and Laura Vilkaitė (University of Nottingham)
How useful are diagnostic vocabulary tests?
Sal Consoli (University of the West of England: Bristol International College)
Qian Zhang, Bob Fisher and Cain Barriskill (University of Northampton)
Dawn Cremonese and Georgina Lloyd (University of St Andrews)
Assessment of communication skills in pathway to medicine: methods and tools
Glyn Jones (Lancaster University)
Grammar and the CEFR: towards the validation of the British Council – EAQUALS Core Inventory
Paula Buttery, Andrew Caines, Calbert Graham, Michael McCarthy (ALTA Institute, University of Cambridge)
Working in shades of grey: error analysis in spoken learner language
Full programme available here.
14:15 Online sign-in opens
14:30 Webinar welcome and introductions
- Dr Veronika Timpe-Laughlin: Overview of the methodological developments is assessing L2 pragmatics
#3 minutes students and researchers give presentations and discuss research questions
# Shishi Zhang (University College London): Assessment of L2 pragmatic competence using video-conferencing
# Małgorzata Turska: Relating pragmatic features of professional spoken English to level descriptors of the CEFR
# Ananda Muhammad (Iowa State University): The construct of pragmatic competence in a university setting as
evidenced by a domain analysis
Wider audience discussion of issues relating to pragmatics and language assessment