Friday 22 September 2017
- Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University): A transdisciplinary agenda for language testing.
- Jan Hulstijn (University of Amsterdam): The construct and measurement of language testing: perspectives from BLC Theory and corpus linguistics.
- Constant Leung (King’s College London): Language assessment for social affiliation.
- James Simpson (Leeds University): Language assessment for adult migrants: Issues and implications.
- Kris Van den Branden (KU Leuven): Energy for learning? The impact of assessment on learning in compulsory education.
- Bart Deygers (KU Leuven): Just testing. Applying theories of justice to high-stakes language tests.
Most plenary presenters will also offer a workshop during which they will open the floor for discussion and interaction. Additional workshops will be given by:
- Jeanne Kurvers (Tilburg University) & Cecilie Carlsen (VOX): Developing test tasks for low-educated learners.
- Steven Vanhooren & Maya Rispens (Dutch Language Union): International policy and cooperation: Opportunities for testing language proficiency worldwide.
A more detailed programme will become available soon.