EALTA Conference, Voss, Norway, 2nd - 5th June, 2005


Thursday 2nd June

17.00 – 20.00

Registration at Fleischer’s Hotel

20.00 – 22.00

Reception at Fleischer’s Hotel

(links below to presentations & handouts will open a new window)

Friday 3rd June

09.00 – 09.30 Welcome
09.30 – 10.15 Keynote speaker: Viljo Kohonen: The Common European Framework of Reference and the ELP as a Challenge for Developing Foreign Language Education.
Coffee break
10.40 – 11.00 Erna Gille and Saskia Sluiter: The European Anchor Item Bank. (Work-in-progress presentation)
Presentation (PPT 587KB)
11.00 – 11.30
Dianne Wall and Tania Horak: Examination impact: Monitoring how teachers cope with change.
Presentation (PPT 104KB)
11.30 – 12.00 Niovi Antonopoulou: Code of Ethics for Language Testing and Certification of Attainment in Greek.
Presentation (PPT 139KB)
14.00 – 14.30 Neus Figueras: Relating exams to the CEFR, starting from scratch
Presentation (PPT 785KB)
14.30 – 15.00 Eli Moe and Cecilie Carlsen: Linking writing tests for young learners to the CEFR.
Presentation (PPT 297KB)
15.00 – 15.30 Jared Bernstein and Elizabeth Rosenfeld: Workable Models of Standard Performance in English & Spanish
Presentation (PPT 820KB)
Coffee break
16.00 – 19.00 Excursions


Saturday 4th June

08.30 – 09.30 ENLTA Project activity reports
Presentation (PPT 150KB)
09.30 – 10.00 Peter Lenz: Developing Assessment Tools for the Swiss Schools.
Presentation (PPT 1696KB)
Coffee break
10.30 – 10.50

Work-in-progress parallel sessions
Sandra Hutterli and Ruth Keller-Bolliger: Standard-referenced assessment of productive L2-skills of Swiss pupils.
Presentation (PPT 158KB)
Neil Jones, Karen Ashton: Adapting the CEFR for Non-Latin script languages
Handout (MSWORD 431KB)
10.50 – 11.10

Work-in-progress parallel sessions
Raili Hildén: Relating the Finnish School Scale to the CEFR.
Presentation (PPT 739KB)
Tineke Brunfaut: How to turn pragmatic testing into professional testing: policy.
11.10 – 11.30

Work-in-progress parallel sessions
Karin Vogt: CEF-based competence profiles in vocationally-oriented language learning.
Presentation (PPT 68KB)
Carol Spoettl: Introducing testing and assessment training in pre-service teacher courses.
Presentation (PPT 206KB)
11.30 – 12.30 Poster session (posters will remain on display until the end of the conference)
14.00 – 14.45 Troll holding EU flagKeynote speaker: Felianka Kaftandjieva: Cautionary tale on generalizability of test-centered standard setting methods (based on 6 case-studies of standard setting in language testing in Europe)
Presentation (PPT 10,982KB)
Presentation (Zip 4276KB)
14.45 – 15.15 Thomas Eckes: Identifying Rater Types in TestDaF Writing Performance Assessments.
Presentation (PDF 528KB)
15.15 – 15.45 Sylviane Granger: Towards a reconciliation of a ‘Can Do’ and ‘Can’t Do’ approach to language assessment.
Abstract (MSWORD 30KB)
Coffee break
16.15 – 18.15 AGM
20.00 - Conference dinner


Sunday 5th June

09.00 – 09.30 Machteld Verhelst: Assessing very young children’s language proficiency.
Presentation (PPT 1925KB)
09.30 – 10.00 Marleen Colpin: Developing and implementing task-based language tests in the classroom.

10.00 – 10.30
Heiner Willenberg: A theory of the reading process tested in a large scale study.
Presentation (PPT 141KB)
Coffee break
11.00 – 11.30 Nick Saville, Piet Van Avermaet and Henk Kuijper: Setting and Monitoring Professional Standards: a QMS approach.
Presentation (PPT 671KB)
11.30 – 12.15 Panel discussion on ethical and other critical issues that impact on professionalism in language testing and assessment. Mike Milanovic, Alan Davies, Glenn Fulcher, Sylviane Granger and Reidun Oanæs Andersen.
Panel (MSWORD 30KB)
12.15 – 12.30 Farewell


Poster presentations

Monica Barni and Sabrina Machetti (The lack of) Professionalism in Language Assessment in Italy.
Poster (PDF 784KB)
Hanan Khalifa and Evelina D. Galaczi Testing the Testers: Evaluating Cambridge ESOL’s Teaching Knowledge Test.
Abstract (MSWORD 28KB)
Elizabeth Guerin Tests of English at Italian HE Institutions: In or out of line with CEF?
Poster (PDF 434KB)
Joanna Anckar Short written introspection: a tool for validating listening comprehension tests.
Poster (MSWORD 172KB)
Inmaculada Sanz and Miguel Fernandez The University entrance exam in Spain: Present situation and possible Solutions.
Poster (PDF 320KB)
Guenther Sigott Fluid constructs in language testing: A challenge for theory and practice.
Abstract (MSWORD 23KB)
Bee Eng Wong and Swee Heng Chan Impact of the Malaysian University English Test Perspectives from Stakeholders.
Abstract (MSWORD 23KB)
Henning Rossa Assessing foreign language listening comprehension: Exploring construct validity and task difficulty.
Poster (PDF 279KB)
Niovi Antonopoulou Alternative-assessment in Higher Education: a preliminary approach.
Poster (PPT 134KB)
Marju Koopuu, Merit Männiste and Alistair Fortune What’s up, doc?
Abstract (MSWORD 30KB)
Bente Barsnes, Barbara Blair and Hildegunn Lahlum Helness Rater training on a grand scale.
Poster (JPEG 1186KB)
Raili Hildén Can do­statements of the Finnish ELP for secondary level - insights and experiences.
Abstract (MSWORD 30KB)
Liv-Karin Joma and Sig-Britt Persson Relating South-Sámi reading and writing tests to the CEFR.
Poster (MSWORD 49KB)
Sebastian Georges et al: One team, one test.
Poster (PPT 1223KB)
Dr. Günter Nold and Henning Rossa: Proficiency scaling in DESI listening and reading comprehension tests
Poster (PDF 218KB)
Szeky et al "B for Business and/or B2?" Relating a Hungarian Business Examination to CEFR Levels
Poster (JPG 537KB)



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