BAAL TEASIG Conference

Huddersfield 2014

"Technology in language assessment:
challenges and opportunities"

A one-day conference held at the

University of Huddersfield on Friday, 2 May 2014.

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Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, Chihiro Inoue and Lynda Taylor (CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire), Vivien Berry (British Council),

Evelina Galaczi (Cambridge English Language Assessment)

Exploring performance across two delivery modes for the same L2 speaking test–face-to-face and computer delivery using Zoom (slides available)

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