Conference Schedule


Dates: 30 October – 2 November 2018

At E21, University of Macau

Conference Chair: Antony John KUNNAN

Associate Conference Chairs: Cecilia ZHAO & Matthew WALLACE

 

Day 1, 30 October [Tuesday]

9:00 – 16:50

E21, Black Box Theater (G-036) or G-035

TimeEventSpeaker & TitleVenue
 

9:00 – 9:15

 

Registration and OpeningWelcome Opening

Honggang JIN & Antony John KUNNAN

University of Macau

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

 

9:15 – 10:15

 

Talk 1If L2 Writing Prompts L2 Learning, What Should be Assessed, and How?

Alister CUMMING

University of Toronto

 

10:20 – 11:20

 

Talk 2Building an Argument for a Meaning-Oriented Model of L2 Proficiency

James PURPURA

Teachers College, Columbia University

11:20 – 11:40Group photo & Break
 

11:40 – 12:40

 

Talk 3Researching Dynamic Assessment in Second Language Classrooms: Trends and Issues

David QIAN

Hong Kong Polytechnic University

 

G-035, E21

12:40 – 14:00Lunch Break
 

14:00 – 15:00

 

Talk 4Test Development of Test of Academic English

Antony John KUNNAN & LASeR Group

University of Macau

G-035, E21
 

15:00 – 16:00

 

Panel DiscussionEvaluation of Listening and Writing

Gary OCKEY 

Iowa State University

Elvis WAGNER 

Temple University

Alister CUMMING 

University of Toronto

Priyanvada ABEYWICKRAMA 

San Francisco State University

Erik VOSS 

Northeastern University

16:00 – 16:20Break
 

16:20 – 16:50

 

Talk 5Report on Effect of Phonemic and Semantic Radicals on Chinese Characters

Limei ZHANG

Singapore Centre for Chinese Language

 

G-035, E21

 

Day 2, 31 October [Wednesday]

9:00 – 17:20

E21, Black Box Theater (G-036) or G-035

TimeEventSpeakerVenue
9:00 – 9:15Registration
 

9:15 – 10:15

 

Talk 6Assessment at the Intersection of Content and Language: What Exactly Should be Assessed?

Lorena LLOSA

New York University

 

 

 

 

G-035, E21

 

 

 

 

10:20 – 11:20

 

Talk 7Which English for Large-scale Proficiency Tests of Writing, and Why?

Liz HAMP-LYONS

University of Bedfordshire

11:20 – 11:40Break
11:40 – 12:40Talk 8Construct Specification for Diagnostic Assessment of Academic Writing in English of Chinese University Students

Qin XIE

Education University of Hong Kong

 

 

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

12:40 – 14:00Lunch Break
14:00 – 16:00Talk 9Moving Towards Authenticity in Assessing L2 Listening

Gary OCKEY

Iowa State University

Elvis WAGNER

Temple University

G-035, E21
16:00 – 16:20Break
16:20 – 17:20Talk 10Natural Language Processing and Feature Selection for Automated Language Scoring & Evaluation

Erik VOSS

Northeastern University

G-035, E21

 

Day 3, 1 November [Thursday]

9:00 – 17:00

E21, Black Box Theater (G-036)

TimeEventSpeaker & TitleVenue
9:00 – 9:15Registration
 

9:15 – 10:15

 

Talk 11Challenges in Developing Standardized Tests of Sinhala Language Proficiency

Priyanvada ABEYWICKRAMA

San Francisco State University

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

 

10:20 – 11:20

 

Talk 12Defining Constructs in Research – Vocab, Syntax in IELTS Listening

Hongwen CAI

Guangdong University of Foreign Studies

11:20 – 11:40Break
 

11:40 – 12:40

 

Talk 13Examining Claims Underlying the B1 Level CILS Exam—A Certification Test of Italian as a Foreign Language

Sabrina MACHETTI

University for Foreigners of Siena

James PURPURA

Teachers College, Columbia University

 

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

12:40 – 14:00Lunch Break
 

14:00 – 14:30

 

Talk 14Test Takers’ Cognitive and Metacognitive Strategy Use in L2 Writing Assessment

Linyu LIAO & Cecilia ZHAO

University of Macau

 

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

 

 

 

14:35 – 15:05

 

Talk 15Applicability of Automated Scoring of Short-answer Constructed Response in Korean Writing Test

Kyung Sun KIM

National Institute for International Education

15:10 – 15:40Talk 16Formal and Informal Assessment in the Esperanto Courses at the Kunming College of the Arts

Alessandra MADELLA

Kunming College of the Arts

15:40 – 16:00Break
16:00 – 17:00Talk 17Assessing Portuguese worldwide: Issues on Context and Cognitive Validity

José PASCOAL

University of Lisbon

 

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

 

Day 4, 2 November [Friday]

9:15 – 13:00

E21, Black Box Theater (G-036)

TimeEventSpeaker & TitleVenue
9:15 – 10:15Talk 18Investigating Speaking and Writing Dependability Using Multiple Approaches

Nathan CARR

California State University, Fullerton

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

10:20 -11:20Talk 19If the Era of Assessing Content in Language Assessment Has Come, Is the Assessment Community Ready to Welcome? Issues and Solutions

Yuyang CAI

Education University of Hong Kong

11:20 – 11:40Break
11:40 -12:40Talk 20My Tryst with Tests: Lessons Learnt

Rama MATHEW

Delhi University

Black Box Theater

(G-036, E21)

12:45 – 13:00Closing & Photo Taking

Cecilia ZHAO & Matthew WALLACE

University of Macau