Recent TEASIG events

TEASIG Webinar Series

On 13th May 2021, Ildiko Porter-Szucs, Ph.D. from Eastern Michigan University presented on “Content or Language: Do you Know Which One You’re Assessing?”

Watch the recording here and download the slides here and Ildi’s responses to the Q&A here.

Details of previous webinars can be found on the Previous TEASIG webinars page, and recordings can be accessed by TEASIG members in the SIG resources area of the main IATEFL website.


TEASIG Conference and Online Events

TEASIG Online – September 25th 2021

“Lessons learnt from online assessment practices under Covid-19”

Live online sessions from guest presenters Lynda Taylor, Toni Mäkipää, Neil Bullock, Dina Tsagari, Asma Maaoui, Hanen Dammak, Emma Bruce and Heléna Stakounis, plus panel discussion and TEASIG updates.

Recording now available for TEASIG members in the SIG area on the IATEFL website.

IATEFL 2021 Online – Pre-Conference Event – TEASIG and IPSEN SIG

Accessible Assessments? : Inclusive Practices in Language Testing and Assessment

  • How can we make assessments more accessible for everyone?
  • What are the alternative inclusive methods of assessment?
  • What are the current exam access arrangements and accommodations? How can they be applied and implemented?
  • What are some ways to improve the accessibility of assessments?
  • How can we prepare disabled and neurodiverse learners for assessments?

Download the programme for the TEASIG and IPSEN SIG pre-conference event.

Download the speaker profiles and abstracts for the TEASIG and IPSEN SIG pre-conference event.

1 April 2019, IATEFL Annual Conference, Liverpool

“Authenticity in Assessment of Productive Skills” 

  • What is authenticity and why is it important in test task design?
  • How do we match the skills from authentic communication with test constructs?
  • How do we balance authenticity and practicality in test development?
  • How do we as teachers source and introduce our students to authentic tasks?
  • Using the CEFR what productive skills are important in maintaining authenticity?
  • Where does authenticity fit into formative and summative assessment?
  • How is authenticity and test validity linked and how can we prove it?
  • Is authenticity directly linked to test usefulness and washback?
  • What tools do we have to help us source authentic language?

In this 2-part PCE our experts answered the questions above and more in their presentations and hands-on workshops to aid and assist teachers source and prepare their students for learning of speaking and writing language in real-world communication. They demonstrated how to integrate authenticity into both classroom assessment and larger scale test development in order to bridge the gap between what students learn and what they will use in their target language use domain – the real world that is!!

Speakers (Plenaries and Workshops)

  • John Pill, Lancaster University:
    • Plenary – Authenticity in Assessment: What does it mean?
    • Workshop – Finding a Balance between Authenticity and Practicality in Test Development 
    • JOHN PILL presentation
  • Dana Gablasova, Lancaster University:
    • Plenary – Computer-Aided Approach to Language Testing
    • Workshop – Corpus Analysis of Language for Testing Purposes
    • DANA GABLASOVA presentation

For full details of the presenters and their abstracts, click here.

Presentations coming soon where available…

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