2nd Language Testing & Evaluation Forum. Teaching and Testing: Opportunities for Learning

Hellenic American University Hellenic American Union

Conference Program

Friday 16/06
17:00-18:00 Registration  
18:00-18:20 Christine Irvine-Niakaris Welcome and overview
18:20-19:10 Luke Prodromou Teaching, testing and backwash in Greek ELT
19:10-20:00 Nick Saville Investigating the impact of language assessment within state educational contexts
20:00-22:00 Reception  
Saturday 17/06
10:00-10:30 Constance (Dina) Tsagari Myth, metaphor and reality of washback in Greek ELT: findings from an empirical research study
10:30-10:50 Christine Irvine-Niakaris Reading Test Tasks as Potential Learning Opportunities
10:50-11:00 Nigel Downey
Anne Nebel
Toward mapping listening skills on the CEFR: an investigation of colloquial language
11:00-11:50 Kathleen M. Bailey Teaching and testing: promoting positive washback
12:00-12:20 Coffee break  
12:20-13:10 William Grabe Recent advances in reading research and implications for L2 reading asessment
13:10-14:00 Barbara Dobson Designing effective writing assessments for classroom contexts
14:00-15:20 Lunch  
15:20-16:10 Carolyn Duffy The effect of context on testing discourse features in oral production
16:10-17:00 Jose Noijons What is it this candidate can actually do? Benchmarked illustrations of CEFR descriptors
17:00-17:20 Coffee break  
17:20-18:00 Glenn Fulcher Industrial methods for cottage industries? Alternatives for classroom assessment
18:10-19:00 Fredricka L. Stoller In-service teacher assessment
19:00 Christine Irvine-Niakaris Closing remarks

Sunday 18/06
all day Excursion
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