Assessing World Languages 1


Workshop and Conference Schedule

Dates: November 8-11, 2017

At the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Macau

Conference Chair: Antony John Kunnan

Associate Conference Chairs: Cecilia Zhao and Matthew Wallace

Research Assistant: Christine Liao

 

 

Day 1, November 8 [Wednesday]: Workshops

Registration: 9 am to 2 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
 

9:00-12:30

 

Workshop 1 

Alister Cumming, University of Toronto. Verbal Reports on Writing Assessments.

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12:30-2:00Lunch
2:00-5:30Workshop 2Cecilia Zhao, University of Macau. Teaching and Assessing Second Language Writing. 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

2:00-5:30Workshop 3 

Ikkyu Choi, Education Testing Service. Princeton Statistics for Language Assessment Professionals.

E21, Room 1040

 

 

 

Day 2, November 9 [Thursday]: Workshops

Registration: 9 am to 5 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
9:00-12:30Workshop 4 

Mikyung Kim, Wolf Education Testing Service. Princeton Developing Reading Assessments for Formative Purposes.

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12:30-2:00

 

Lunch

 

Day 2, November 9 [Thursday]: Conference

Registration: 9 am to 5 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 
TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
3:00-3:30Welcome 

Antony John Kunnan, University of Macau.

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3:30-4:30Keynote 1 

Stephen Matthews, University of Hong Kong. To improve your English, learn Portuguese: reverse transfer and typology.

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4:35-5:35Keynote 2 

Keiko Koda, Carnegie Mellon University. An Integrated Approach to FL Teaching and Assessment.

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5:45-7:00

 

Reception

 

Host: Hong Gang Jin, Dean of FAH, University of Macau

 

Learning Commons

 

 

 

Day 3, November 10 [Friday]: Conference

Registration: 9 am to 12 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
9:00-10:00Keynote 3 

Alister Cumming, University of Toronto. Developing Abilities to Write from Sources in English at Universities in China.

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10:00-10:30Photo & BreakE21-Learning Commons
10:30-11:00Talk 1 

David Qian, Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Response Formats of Large-scale Chinese and English Proficiency Tests: A Comparative Study.

 

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

11:00-11:30Talk 2 

Danny Huang, National Taiwan University. Graph Description Tasks in L2 Speaking Assessment.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

11:30-12:00Talk 3 

Priya Abeywickrama, San Francisco State University. Evaluating Sri Lanka’s Official Language (Sinhala) Proficiency Examination.

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12:00-1:30

 

Lunch

1:30-2:30Keynote 4 

Usha Lakshmanan, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale. Language and Theory of Mind: Assessing Sequential Bilingual Children’s Narratives for Mental-State Term Use.

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2:30-3:00Talk 4 

Qin Xie, Education University of Hong Kong. Diagnosing problems in the academic writing of university students: Construct identification and item development.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

3:00-3:30Talk 5 

Rama Mathew, Delhi University. Assessing English in a multilingual classroom: the case of the marginalized in India.

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3:30-3:50

 

Break

E21, Learning Commons
3:50-4:20Talk 6 

Yuyang Cai, Education University of Hong Kong. Classifying disciplinary writing assessments: Proposal and application of a working coding frame.

 

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

4:20-5:20Keynote 5 

Virginia Yip, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Assessing Hong Kong children’s bilingual and trilingual proficiency.

 

 

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Day 4, November 11 [Saturday]: Conference

Registration: 9 am to 12 pm

E21, Ground Floor, Outside G046 [The Language Assessment Seminar Room]

 

TimeEventSpeaker & TopicVenue
9:00-10:00Keynote 6 

Jessica Wu, Language Training and Testing Centre, Taipei. Implementing second foreign language learning outcomes assessment – A collaborative approach.

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10:00-10:30Talk 7 

Thi Ngoc Quynh Nguyen, University of Languages & International Studies. Hanoi Standards: first or last? Connecting teaching and learning with assessment.

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)
10:30-10:50BreakE21, Learning Commons
10:50-11:50Keynote 7 

Sunyoung Shin, Indiana University. Incorporating different varieties of English into academic English tests.

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11:50-12:20Talk 8 

Jaya Mukundan, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Approaches to Assessment in 1st Language and 2nd Language Textbooks.

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)
12:20-12:50Talk 9 

Edward Wen, Macau Polytechnic Institute. Testing Language Aptitude from a Working Memory Perspective.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

 

12.50-2.00

 

Lunch

2:00-3:00Keynote 8 

Natsuko Shintani, Kobe Gakuin University. Written corrective feedback: Learning grammar through writing.

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3:00-3:30Talk 10 

Limei Zhang, Nanyang Technological University. Assessment Literacy of Singapore Primary Chinese Language Teachers.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

3:30-4:00 

Coffee Break

 

E21, Learning Commons
4:00-4:30Talk 11 

Wei Ren, Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. Retrospective verbal reports in assessing L2 Pragmatics.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

4:30-5:00Talk 12 

Viphavee Vongpumivitch, National Tsinghua University. Lexical richness in TOEFL iBT-type essays written by Taiwanese college students.

 

Black Box Theatre (E21-G036)

 

5:00-5:30

 

Final thoughts

 

Antony John Kunnan, University of Macau

 

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