This symposium will include presentations and discussions on a number of topics related to speaking assessment. In order to maximise the time for discussion, we have asked the speakers to prepare briefs for their presentations, which can be found here, and which we ask you to read ahead of the symposium.
As this is an invitation-only event, there is no fee for the conference; guests are only asked to pay travel and accommodation costs. If you would like to attend the Cambridge English Centenary Symposium on Speaking Assessment, please RSVP.
|09.00 – 09.45||Welcome and introduction|
This session will provide an overview of the ways in which speaking has been assessed over the last hundred years.
Evelina D Galaczi, Cambridge English Language Assessment
|09.45 – 11.00||
Session 2: State of the art (I)
This session and the one after it will look at various aspects of the speaking construct, summarising current thinking and pointing out future directions.
Ute Römer, Georgia State University
Talia Isaacs, University of Bristol
|11.00 – 11.30||Break|
|11.30 – 12.45||
Session 3: State of the art (II)
Glenn Fulcher, University of Leicester
Lynda Taylor, University of Bedfordshire and Cambridge English Language Assessment
|12.45 – 13.30||Lunch|
|13.30 – 15.15||
Session 4: Technology and assessment
This session will consider the ways in which technology might contribute to the assessment of speaking, as well as the challenges and limitations of using these.
Helmer Strik, Radboud University
Diane Litman, University of Pittsburgh
Ted Briscoe, University of Cambridge
|15.45 – 17.00||
Session 5: Speaking assessment into the future
This session will provide an opportunity to discuss and to synthesise the ideas shared over the course of the day.
Gad S Lim, Cambridge English Language Assessment