Our Projects


Current projects

  1. Assessing literacy among language teachers in schools in Macau and Goa. The project is funded by the University of Macau, 2016-2019.
  1. A survey of English language proficiency among young learners in Chinese-speaking cities. The project is funded by the Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC), Taipei, Taiwan, 2016-2017.
    Completed report
  1. Evaluating English language assessments using a fairness-based framework. The project is funded by the University of Macau, 2017-2020. The project got underway in September 2017.
  2. An on-line test of academic English (TAE) for use at the University of Macau. The project is funded by the VRAA’s office at the University of Macau. The project started in October, 2017.
  3. Language assessment for immigration, citizenship, and asylum. The project started in December, 2018. (For more information: https://fah.um.edu.mo/laser/language-assessment-for-i-c-a/)

 

Research presentations

Papers

  1. Internationally developed or locally developed language assessments. Conference in honor of Lyle Bachman. June 2017, Salt Lake City, Utah (Kunnan).
  2. Using scenarios to learn about assessment knowledge. AALA Conference, June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan (Kunnan & Wallace).
  3. Multilingualism and language assessment. Murray Edwards College, Cambridge Univesity, April 2018 (Kunnan & Saville).

Posters

  1. A survey of English language proficiency among young learners in Chinese-speaking cities. AALA Conference, June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan (Kunnan, Zheng, Qin, Chen & Staniute).
  2. Assessing literacy among language teachers in schools in Macau and Goa. AALA Conference, June 2017, Taipei, Taiwan (Kunnan, Wallace & Staniute).

 

Conferences presented and attended

  1. Fundamentals of Language Testing. Conference in honor of Lyle F. Bachman. Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. June 2017.
  2. Asian Association for Language Assessment. Taipei, Taiwan. June 2017.
  3. Asian Federation for English Language Testing Assessment. Taipei, Taiwan. June 2017.
  4. Second Language Writing Conference. Bangkok, Thailand. July 2017.
  5. Assessing World Languages I. Macau, China. November 2017.
  6. The 1st International Asean-English Language Teaching (Asean-ELT) Conference. Melaka, Malaysia. 15-17 March, 2018.
  7. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL). 24-27 March, 2018. Chicago, Illinois, USA.
  8. Asian Association for Language Assessment. Shanghai, China. October 2018.
  9. Assessing World Languages II. Macau, China. October 2018.

                  

Conferences organized at the University of Macau

  1. Assessing World Languages. November, 2017. Conference funded by the International Language Testing Association and the Department of English, University of Macau.
  2. The 16th Asia TEFL International Conference. “English Language Teaching in the Changing Glocalised World: Research and Praxis” 27-29 June, 2018. University of Macau.
  3. Assessing World Languages II. October 30-November 2, 2018. Conference funded by the International Language Testing Association and the Department of English, University of Macau.

Updated on March 7, 2019