BAAL TEASIG Conference

Nottingham 2018

"Designing and assessing integrated skills tests."

A one-day conference held at Nottingham Trent University 

(City Campus) on Friday, 13 April 2018.

Invited speakers

Tineke Brunfaut (Lancaster University)

Completing integrated tasks online: the test-taker experience


Ifigeneia Machili, Iris Papadopoulou, Zoe Kantaridou & Theoklia Rezouli (University of Macedonia, Greece)

The effect of strategy instruction on students' integrated writing performance (slides available)

Sathena Chan (University of Bedfordshire)

Developing integrated rating scales: Criterial features of L2 reading-into-writing performance

Sonja Zimmerman (TestDaF-Institut, Bochum, Germany)

Reading-writing relations in summarization - Insights from eye tracking and stimulated recall

Andrea Revesz (University College London), Marije Michel (University of Utrecht),

Nektaria Kourtali (University College London) & Xiaojun Lu (University College London)

Investigating L2 writing processes using eye-tracking, keystroke-logging and stimulated recall

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