BAAL TEASIG Conference

Reading 2016

"Assessment for learning and assessment of learning: incommensurate paradigms or complementary perspectives?"

A one-day conference held at Reading University (Whiteknights Campus) on Friday, 11 March 2016.

Invited speakers

Nick Saville (Cambridge English Language Assessment)

Learning Oriented Assessment – A systemic approach


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

Does assessment facilitate learning? Students’ perceptions of assessment on a pre-sessional course

Takeshi Kamijo (Ritsumeikan University)

Strategy portfolios as a means to promote L2 learner reflection and self-assessment and to improve teacher assessment of strategy use' 

Poster presentations

Veronica Benigno (Pearson English, UK) & John de Jong (Pearson Global Assessment Standards/Vrije Universiteit)

A vocabulary framework to align learning, teaching, and assessment

Xi Lian (University of Oxford)

The English language learning outcomes at primary school level of young EFL learners in mainland China

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