LTRG 2012 - 2013 Programme
LTRG will meet on Thursdays, from 3.30 to 4.50 p.m.
The meetings will all take place in C89 County South unless otherwise indicated below.
LTRG is open to staff members and PhD students in Term 1, and to MA students in Terms 2 and 3.
Staff and students working away from campus can attend the seminars on-line. Please contact Tineke Brunfaut (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details.
|2 May||C89||Margarita Calderon & Jaime Valladares||Language testing in Chile|
|Bowland North SR3||Tess Fitzpatrick (Cardiff University)||The challenge of validation: Assessing the performance of a test of productive vocabulary|
|16 May||C89||Doris Froetscher||A national exam’s washback on reading assessment in the secondary classroom|
|23 May||C89||Luke Harding||Investigating the construct underlying the CEFR phonological control scale|
|13 June||C89||Sahar Alkhelaiwi||Needs analyses: academic listening needs in a Specific Purpose Target Language Use Situation|
|20 June||C89||Anchana Rukthong||Investigating integrated listening-writing and listening-speaking tasks: pilot study results|
|4 July||Bowland North SR3||Karmen Pizorn (University of Ljubljana)||TBA|
|1||17 January||C89||Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding||Item moderation of A2-level reading items|
|2||24 January||C89||Tineke Brunfaut and Luke Harding||Familiarisation with the CEFR listening scales (Workshop)|
|3||31 January||C89||-||Note: No session this week|
|4||7 February||C89||-||Note: No session this week|
|5||14 February||Bowland North SR17||Gareth McCray||Cognitive processing in reading comprehension|
|6||21 February||C89||Bimali Indrarathne and Hasantha Munasinghe||Language testing in Sri Lanka|
|7||28 February||C89||Aaron Batty||The effect of nonverbal cues in video-mediated tests of foreign language listening comprehension: A research proposal|
4 March 4pm
|Furness LT 3||Talia Isaacs (Bristol University)||Comprehensibility in L2 speaking scales
Note: This will be a joint session with the SLLAT group
|9||14 March||C89||Costas Gabrielatos and Judit Kormos||Corpus-based analysis of oral test transcripts: A case study of conditional constructions.|
|10||21 March||C89||Daniel Waller (UCLan)||Analysing lexical consistency in UCLan’s English Language Examinations|
|1||11 October||SR 16||Doris Froetscher||Analysing classroom reading test tasks to investigate washback from a national exam|
|2||18 October||SR 16||Luke Harding||Accent, intelligibility and L2 pronunciation assessment|
|3||25 October||SR 16||Theresa Weiler||Exploring Language in Use across languages|
|4||1 November||SR 16||Tineke Brunfaut & Luke Harding||Item moderation|
|5||8 November||SR 16||Zahra Al-Lawati||Investigating the characteristics of test specifications and item writer guidelines, and their effect on item development|
|6||15 November||Frankland Colloquium Room, Faraday building||Angela Hasselgreen||Classroom assessment of writing of Young Learners|
|7||22 November||County South, Meeting room 7, C89||Lauren Barrows||Using what item writers know about test items to improve the test development process: research design|
|SR 20||Andrea Revesz, Marije Michel, Roger Gilabert||Measuring cognitive task demands using dual task methodology, subjective self-ratings, time estimation, and stimulated recall|
|9||6 December||County South, C89||Karen Dunn||TBC|
|SR 6||Judit Kormos||Workshop on assessing dyslexic language learners|
See the programme archive to see programmes from previous years.