BAAL TEASIG Conference

Nottingham 2010

"Language tests for immigration: conflicting ideologies and challenges"

A one-day conference held at the University of Nottingham on Friday 12 November 2010

Presentations: language assessment policies in UK and Europe
Presentations: the test providers' perspective

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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