BAAL TEASIG Conference

London 2019

"Exploring the relationship between language assessment and second language acquisition research."

A one-day conference held at University of London (UCL) on Friday, 29 March 2019.

Invited speakers

Evelina Galaczi (Cambridge Assessment English) & Lynda Taylor (University of Bedfordshire)

Interactional competence: At the crossroads of SLA and Language Testing (slides available)


Parvaneh Tavakoli, John Slaght, Gill Kendon (University of Reading) & Ann-Marie Hunter (Leeds University)

Assessing Fluency construct from a second language acquisition perspective: The case of TEEP speaking tests (slides available

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

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