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IX Taller Internacional de Lenguaje y Tecnología L@ngtech


INVITED SYMPOSIUM “Localisation of the CEFR to language learning systems around the world: practices, experiences, and perceptions”

 Speakers in alphabetical order

Professor Ari Huhta

Director of the Centre for Applied Language Studies (CALS), University of Jyväskylä, Finland.

Expert member of EALTA

 Topic: Adaptation of the CEFR at the school level in Finland

Professor Barry O’Sullivan

Head of Assessment Research & Development at the British Council, United Kingdom. Awarded fellowship of the Academy of Social Science in the United Kingdom. Expert member of EALTA

Topic: Building Learning Systems that Work

Professor Cecilie Hamnes Carlsen

Professor at the Department of Language, Literature, Mathematics and Interpreting in the Western Norway University of Applied Sciences

Topic: Localisation of the CEFR to the Norwegian context

Professor Claudia Harsch

Director of the Foreign Languages Centre for Higher Education in Bremen and Professor at the Faculty of Languages and Literature, University of Bremen, Germany. Vice-President of ILTA (International Language Testing Association. President of EALTA 2016-2019 and expert member at present

Topic: Revising achievement exams – marrying them with CEFR proficiency levels

Professor David Little

Fellow Emeritus of Trinity College Dublin, Ireland. Widely published on the theory and practice of learner autonomy in second language education, the management of linguistic diversity in schools and classrooms, and the use of the CEFR to support the design of second language curricula, learning programmes and assessment

Topic: Adapting the CEFR to support the educational inclusion of primary pupils from immigrant families: an Irish project, 2000-2008

Professor Eva Cordery

Professor at the Department of Behavioural Sciences, Communication and Linguistics. Researcher at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, Hasselt University, Belgium.

Topic: CEFR – a critical perspective on Mediation and Plurilingual competences

Professor Frank Van Splunder

Professor and researcher in Applied Linguistics, language and politics, sociolinguistics and discourse analysis, University of Antwerp, Belgium

Topic: The CEFR and English-language testing in Flanders (Belgium)

Professor Gudrun Erickson

Senior Professor of Education in Language and Assessment at the Department of Education and Special Education, University of Gothenburg, Sweden. President of EALTA 2013-2016. British Council International Assessment Award for 2020

Topic: Holistic Peer Analyses of National Tests in Relation to the CEFR. A Swedish experience

Professor Jamie Dunlea

Manager & Senior Researcher in language assessment and the CEFR for the British Council Assessment Research Group in the United Kingdom

Topic: Managing expectations, opportunities, and challenges in implementing the CEFR in local contexts

Professor John H.A.L. De Jong

Professor Emeritus of language testing at Vrije Universiteit, in Amsterdam. Director and owner of “Language Testing Services” (LTS). Member of the Technical Advisory Group PISA. President of EALTA 2010-2013 and expert member at present

Topic: Designing Curricula for Language Education based on CEFR

Ms. Martina Hulesova

Researcher in language testing and CEFR implementation. Charles University, Prague, Czech Republic

Topic: Local use of the CEFR in the Czech Language Certificate Exam (CCE)

Professor Maryam Asoodar

Professor and researcher in CALL, e-learning and English for Academic Purposes, Maastricht University, The Netherlands.

Topic: CEFR in medical education: improving language and professional skills

Professor Neus Figueras

Professor and researcher, Pompeu Fabra University, Spain. Founding member of EALTA, and its first President (2004-7). She is currently the coordinator of the EALTA CEFR SIG. She has collaborated with the Council of Europe on the uses and the dissemination of the CEFR in language testing and assessment and is one of the authors of the Manual for Relating examinations to the CEFR (CoE, 2009)

Topic: Adopting and adapting the CEFR, and the challenge of guaranteeing quality standards and linkage in learning, teaching and assessment

Professor Slobodanka Dimova

Professor at the Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies; researcher for Internationalisation and Parallel Language Use, University of Copenhagen, Denmark. Expert member of EALTA

Topic: Bottom-up implementation of CEFR in Denmark

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