Friday 22 September 2017

Presentations by:

  • Lourdes Ortega (Georgetown University): A Transdisciplinary Agenda for Language Testing? Nudges from a Multilingual SLA Perspective.
  • 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  (Kompetanse Norge): Giving low-educated learners a fair chance: developing test tasks for low-educated learners.
  • Steven Vanhooren & Maya Rispens  (Dutch Language Union): International policy and cooperation: Opportunities for testing language proficiency worldwide.
  • Constant Leung Assessing additional language performance.
  • James Simpson Literacy & speaking tests for adult migrants
  • Kris Van den Branden Creating sustainable language tests


Click here for the detailed programme.