Presentations

Presentations

Invited Key Notes, Presentations and Workshops

03/2019: Key Note: Bald 20 Jahre Referenzrahmen: Bilanz, Kritik und aktuelle Weiterentwicklungen
– ein Diskussionsanstoß. FaDaF Jahrestagung, TU Chemnitz.

11/2018: Key Note: The importance of building local networks for professional development. LAALTA and TESOL Chile conference, Valparaiso, Chile.

11/2018: Guest lecture: Is my B2 your B2? What contribution can the CEFR realistically make to test equivalence? Guest lecture at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Education Faculty, Santiago, Chile.

07/2018: Gastvortrag: Revising achievement exams – marrying them with CEFR proficiency levels. School of Education, University of Sidney, Australia.

07/2018: Gastvortrag:  Is my B2 your B2? What contribution can the CEFR realistically make to test equivalence? Language testing Research Center, University of Melbourne, Australia.

06/2018: Key Note: Reform of the Austrian Matura. Legacy and Challenges . Symposium in honour of Dr. Carol Spoettl, Language Testing Research Group, Universität Innsbruck, Österreich.

12/2017: Gastvortrag und Workshop: Interkulturalität fördern mit Critical Incidents. Deutschlehrertag des Goethe-Instituts und der Deutsch-Jordanischen Universität, Amman, Jordanien.

07/2017: Workshop: Assessment Literacy for Higher Education – setting up a Cuban Network of Language Testers. In collaboration with Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña, University of Informatics Sciences, Havana, Cuba, supported by a travel grant from the International Association of Language testing and Assessment.

06/2017: Gastvortrag Assessment Literacy entwickeln – ein kollaboratives Projekt mit Lehrenden, Koordinatorinnen und Forschenden. Ringvorlesung im Graduiertenkolleg Unterrichtsprozesse an der Universität Koblenz-Landau.

06/2017: Guest lecture Language learning and teaching resources: using synergies between teachers and researchers. Launch of the Language Learning Resource Centre at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

05/2017: Guest lecture Use (and misuse?) of the CEFR in educational and other assessment contexts. Research Group Language & Education at the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.

12/2016: Guest lecture Standard Setting in the context of evaluating the German Educational Standards in EFL. ECML Colloquium Ensuring quality in language testing and assessment: the contribution of the CEFR, Graz, Austria. Available online: http://www.ecml.at/Events/ECMLcolloquium7December2016/Webstream/tabid/2986/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

11/2016: Gastvortrag Sprachenpolitik der Universität Bremen. DAAD LeiterInnentagung Bonn.

08/2016: EALTA Summer School: Assessing Speaking and Writing. Universität Innsbruck, Österreich.

 

09/2015 Key Note Exploring the potential of dynamic assessment for fostering students’ interculturality. IEREST Symposium, University of Bologna, Italy.

 

08/2015: Workshop: Designing Good English Tests: From Defining Learning Objectives to Formulating a Test Blueprint. King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

06/2015: Key Note Conceptualising English as a Lingua Franca for assessment purposes. BAAL Seminar, University of York, UK.

 

04/2015: Guest lecture Using Dynamic Assessment for Fostering and Assessing Intercultural Competences among University Students. Edinburgh TESOL and Applied Language (ETAL) Seminar, UK.

 

09/2007: Der “Gemeinsame Europäische Referenzrahmen“, Bildungsstandards und Aufgabenentwicklung [The Common European Framework, Educational Standards and task development]. GMF-Kongress [Affiliation for Language Teachers], Hildesheim, Germany.

 

11/2007: Lesekompetenzforum der „LernendeRegion Main-Kinzig/Spessart“ [Reading Competency Forum], Mainz, Germany.

Key Note: Die Bildungsstandards und der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen – Bedeutung für den Fremdsprachenunterricht [Educational Standards and the Common European Framework of Reference: Implications for teaching foreign languages].

Workshop: Förderung des Leseverstehens [Developing tasks to enhance reading comprehension].

 

05/2006: Congress of the Centre for Teacher education and School and Classroom Research and the German Institute for International Pedagogical Research]. Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

Paper: Results of the DESI study. Test modules C-test and semi-creative writing.

Chairing the forum on consequences for school routines and assessment.

 

04/2006, with Günter Nold & Konrad Schröder: Testmodule und Ergebnisse der DESI-Studie. [Test modules and results of the DESI-Study]. Gründungskongress des GMF Inaugurating congress of the Affiliation for Language Teachers], Universität Nürnberg-Erlangen, Germany.

 

11/2005: Der Gemeinsame europäische Referenzrahmen, Bildungsstandards und Leistungserhebung. [The Common European Framework of Reference, Educational Standards and assessment]. EXPO-Lingua, Berlin, Germany.

 

05/2005, with Konrad Schröder: DESI-Kompetenzniveaus und die Niveaus des GER. [Levels of competency in DESI and their relation to the CEF-Levels]. ALTE 2nd International Conference, Berlin, Germany.

 

03/2004: Writing Assessment: How the “Common European Framework of Reference” can be used for developing assessment scales. National ELT Conference: Standards in language learning and the Common European Framework, British Council, Berlin, Germany.

 

03/2003, with Konrad Schröder: Textproduktion in der Fremdsprache: Beteiligte Leistungsdimensionen und Zuverlässigkeit der Beurteilung. [Text production in the foreign language: dimensions of proficiency and reliability of assessment]. AEPF-Symposium, J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

 

 

Conference Presentations

 

02/2019, with Sibylle Seyferth: Revamping the Finals - Transparenz und Vergleichbarkeit schriftlicher Abschlussprüfungen. 7. Bremer Symposion zu Sprachenlernen im Hochschulkontext.

 

11/2018, with Ivonne Collada Pena: Assessment Literacy and Certification in Cuba. WorldCALL conference, Concepcion, Chile.

 

07/2018 LTRC Christchurch, New Zealand:

Symposium (Organiser and Moderator) on The role of language tests for immigration, integration and participation – from critical analyses to inclusive approaches. Paper in the symposium with Peppi Taalas and Anika Müller-Karabil: Integrating refugees into Higher Education in Europe – the role of language and other challenges.

Paper with Antonella Lavagno & Sibylle Seyferth: Consistency in times of change – marrying proficiency with achievement.

Poster with Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña, Pedro Castro Alvarez, Santiago Jorge Rivera Pérez: Managing change: Developing an English proficiency certification system for graduation in Cuban higher education.

 

07/2018, with Li Li: An investigation, of the students’ perspective, on the relationship between IELTS writing preparation and academic writing in a British university. Pacific-rim Objective Measurement Symposium, Fudan University, Shanghai.

 

05/2018, with Benjamin Kremmmel and Steffen Brandt: Introducing LaPlace – Language Placement for Displaced People. EALTA conference Bochum, Germany.

 

07/2017, with Sibylle Seyferth and Anikó Brandt: Developing assessment literacy in a dynamic collaborative project: what teachers, assessment coordinators, and assessment researchers can learn from and with each other. LTRC, Bogota, Columbia.

 

06/2017: Refugees and their language learning journeys into higher education in Germany. EALTA conference, Paris, France.

03/2016: Verankerung von Forschung am FZHB – Konzept und Herausforderungen. Arbeitstagung des Arbeitskreises der Sprachenzentren, Berlin.

 

05/2015, with Ema Ushioda and Christophe Ladroue: Predictive Validity of TOEFL iBT® - informing admissions policy/practice in a UK setting. EALTA conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

 

11/2010: Assessing the Communicative in Intercultural Communication. Language Testing Forum, Lancaster, UK.

 

05/2010, with Johannes Hartig: An examination of difficulty-determining characteristics in reading and listening tasks. EALTA Conference, Den Haag, The Netherlands.

 

03/2010: Characterisation of Reading tests - exploration of content, construct and validity. Kolloquium Methods in empirical educational research, Hirschegg, Austria.

 

09/2009, with Olaf Köller & Michael Leucht: Schwierigkeitsgenerierende Merkmale von Items zum Lese- und Hörverstehen im Fach Englisch. [Difficulty-determining characteristics of reading and listening comprehension tests]. Fachtagung für Pädagogische Psychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie, Saarbrücken, Germany.

 

08/2009, with Johannes Hartig & Jana Hoehler: Modelling Item Difficulties for Reading Comprehension in English as a Foreign Language. EARLI Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 

07/2009, with Johannes Hartig & Jana Hoehler: Explanatory models for item difficulties in reading and listening comprehension. IMPS Conference, Cambridge, UK.

 

03/2009: Validation of the Warwick English Language Test. Kolloquium „Methods in empirical educational research, Hirschegg, Austria.

 

02/2009, with Konrad Schröder: Developing Assessment Literacy. International Conference “Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice”. Fachdidaktisches Zentrum CELT, Universität Wien, Austria.

 

05/2008, with Guido Martin: Evaluation and Control of Rater Reliability: Holistic vs. Analytic Scoring. EALTA Conference, Athens, Greece.

 

08/2008, with André A. Rupp, Raphaela Oehler & Guido Martin: Rating Quality of Uni-level Writing Tasks linked to the CEFR: Results from G-theory and Facets Analyses. AERA Conference, New York, USA.

 

03/2008 with Johannes Hartig: Item difficulty modelling. Kolloquium „Methoden der empirischen Bildungsforschung“ [Methods in empirical educational research], Hirschegg, Austria.

 

09/2007, with Johannes Hartig: Umgang mit lokalen Abhängigkeiten bei der Skalierung des C-Tests. [Local dependencies of C-Test Items]. Tagung der Fachgruppe Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnosis [Conference of the special interest group Differential Psychology, Personality Psychology and Psychological Diagnosis], Vienna, Austria.

 

06/2007, with Rita Green: The challenge of constructing a valid writing assessment system based on the CEF. EALTA Conference, Sitges, Spain.

 

05/2006: How to describe DESI proficiency levels (writing) in terms of the Common European Framework. EALTA Conference, Krakow, Poland.

 

09/2004, with Konrad Schröder: Kompetenzmodell Textrekonstruktion und Konzeption zur Schreibfähigkeit. [Proficiency models for C-tests and semi-creative writing tasks]. DESI Fachtagung, J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany.

 

04/2002, with Konrad Schröder: Konzeptionen der DESI-Module C-Test und Semikreatives Schreiben. [Concepts and constructs of the DESI-test moduls C-test and semi-creative writing]. DESI Expertentagung, J. W. Goethe-Universität Frankfurt/Main, Germany.