LTF 2017 was held for the first time at the University of Huddersfield from Friday 24th to Sunday 26th November 2017. The theme was Assessing Languages in the UK.
The opening plenary was delivered by Professor Constant Leung from King’s College, London, who spoke on the topic Constructs in educational assessment – A view from the classroom.
The first LTF pre-conference workshop: Introduction to the construction and analysis of questionnaire data using latent variables was held during the day on Friday Nov 24 and was facilitated by Dr Karen Dunn (British Council).
LTF 2017 Presentations
- Bridging theory and practice in learning-oriented assessment of interactional competence, Lyn May, Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, Daniel Lam, Evelina Galaczi
- Developing a corpus-based framework for Scottish Gaelic learning and assessment, Nicola Carty
- Delivering meaningful assessment in a classroom context: Global and Local, David Booth
- How effective is your feedback? Learners’ perceptions of feedback from classroom assessments, Elaine Boyd, David Donnarumma
- Developing quality foreign languages assessment in a Higher Education context: reality, challenges, Chiara Cirillo, Daniela Standen
- Predicting the Academic Achievement of Multilingual Students of English through Vocabulary Testing, Csaba Szabo
- Multimodality as a resource for interaction in a Group Oral Proficiency Test, Jaeuk Park, Joe Fowler
- Exploring the diagnostic potential of automated writing evaluation in EFL writing instruction, Sha Liu
- Automated Speaking Tests: Merging Technology, Assessment and Customer Needs, Jing Xu, Graham Seed
- The Reassessment of Vocabulary Tests Based on Cognate Distribution, Csaba Szabo
- Can Language Knowledge predict language ability through testing?, John Slaght, Gill Kendon
- Introducing an English extensive reading programme in Italian Lyceums, Charalambos Kollias, Rachael Powers
- The impacts of high-stakes EFL test on students and parents, Saraswati Dawadi
- Revisiting the speaking construct in the UK university context, Chihiro Inoue, Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, Daniel Lam
LTF 2017 Poster presentations
- The influence of Assessment Literacy on ELF Students’ Learning Experience Abroad: Ahmed Ahmed
- The Effectiveness of Online Item Writer Training in Improving Item Writing Quality: Ashwaq Althowibi
- Does the MLAT help the FCO hire the right people? Ian Felton, Martyn Redway, Agnes Walker, Judith Fairbairn
- Analysing language assessment principles in Spanish A’ levels: Are soft skills encouraged?: Cristina Perez-Guillot, Julia Zabala
- Exploring effectiveness of online item writer training: Olena Rossi
- Language and academic performance of Chinese students in UK higher education: Pengfei Jiang
The winner of the poster presentation prize was Olena Rossi with her presentation on “Exploring effectiveness of online item writer training”.