BAAL TEASIG Conference

Cambridge 2015

"Assessment supporting learning"

A one-day conference held at Cambridge University

(Pitt Building) on Friday, 8 May 2015.

Invited speakers
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Neil Jones (Cambridge Language Sciences) and Sarah Unsworth (Cambridge Assessment)

Learning Oriented Assessment: a theory in search of a pedagogy (slides available)


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)

Assessment in EAP Language Pathways 'Do students really get it (slides available)

Qian Zhang, Bob Fisher and Cain Barriskill (University of Northampton)

Assessment - a tool for learning in a Pre-sessional setting (slides available)

Poster presentations

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

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


16:00 Close