The ITT is involved both directly and indirectly (e.g. through the work of its members) in the management, design and organization of various events. These events include expert symposiums, such as the ACTFL-CEFR symposiums that were held between 2010 and 2013 on finding correspondences between the North American Proficiency Framework and the Common European Framework of Reference, and conferences, such as the 2013 conference on ability profiles for academic language (“Bildungssprachliche Kompetenzprofile”) as well as workshops on the research-based testing and test development and continuing education programs on assessment literacy.

Symposia & Conferences



Schlüssel zum Bildungserfolg: Sprachliche Kompetenzen fördern und bewerten, 5. November 2016


More information coming soon.

ab 08:45:

Anmeldung zur Tagung im 2. OG des Hörsaalgebäudes


ab 09:15 – 9:30:

Begrüßung

Dr. Katrin Wisniewski

Hörsaal 8


ab 09:30 – 10:15

Vortrag

Prof. Dr. Nicole Marx
Förderung, aber welchen Inhalts? – Didaktische Perspektiven auf Bildungssprache(n) im DaF-Unterricht
Abstract 

Hörsaal 8


ab 10:15 – 10:45

Pause/Wechsel zur Gruppenarbeit


ab 10:45- 12:00

Gruppenarbeit, Teil 1

Gruppe 1

Sprachliche Entwicklung im Kontext fachlichen Lernens

Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych, Prof. Dr. Udo Ohm

Hörsaal 15, Info

Gruppe 2 (English)

Evidence for language competence: Reflecting opportunities and challenges of diagnostic instruments and corpora

Prof. Dr. Detmar Meurers, Dr. Barbara Geist

Hörsaal 16, Info

Gruppe 3

Brüche vermeiden/Bildungssprache fördern

Prof. Dr. Nicole Marx, Dr. Cordula Hunold

Hörsaal 17, Info


ab 12:30-13:30

Mittagspause


ab 13:30 – 14:30

Vortrag

Prof. Dr. Detmar Meurers
Do our textbooks foster language development? An exploration of linguistic complexity in Geography textbooks and student writing Abstract

Hörsaal 8


14:15 – 14:30

Pause/Wechsel zur Gruppenarbeit


14:30 – 15:30

Gruppenarbeit, Teil 2

Hörsaal 15, 16, 17


15:30 – 16:00

Pause


16:00 – 16:30

Vorstellung der Ergebnisse der Gruppenarbeit

Hörsaal 8


16:30 – 17:15

Panel Bildungssprache an der Schnittstelle von Fachdidaktik und Bildungspolitik

Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschirner (Universität Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Glenn Levine (University of California, Irvine), Prof. Dr. Winfried Thielmann (Technische Universität Chemnitz), Sebastian Vötter (Goethe-Institut), Prof. Dr. Johanna Watzinger-Tharp (University of Utah)

Hörsaal 8


17:15 – 17:30

Rückblick und Zusammenschau des Symposiums

Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschirner

Hörsaal 8






Expert Workshop “German as a Foreign Language for STEM Subjects” in July 2014



The Expert Workshop “German as a Foreign Language for STEM Subjects: Foundations and Curricular Approaches” was held from 24th to 26th July 2014 at the University of Leipzig. This event was organized by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig, and the Institute for Test Research and Development, Leipzig.

Konferenzhomepage

ab 08:45

Anmeldung zur Tagung im 2. OG des Hörsaalgebäudes


ab 09:15 – 09:30

Begrüßung

Dr. Katrin Wisniewski

Hörsaal 8


09:30 – 10:15

Vortrag

Prof. Dr. Nicole Marx
Förderung, aber welchen Inhalts? – Didaktische Perspektiven auf Bildungssprache(n) im DaF-Unterricht
Abstract 

Hörsaal 8


ab 10:15 – 10:45

Pause/Wechsel zur Gruppenarbeit


ab 10:45 – 12:00

Gruppenarbeit, Teil 1

Gruppe 1

Sprachliche Entwicklung im Kontext fachlichen Lernens

Prof. Dr. Christian Fandrych, Prof. Dr. Udo Ohm

Hörsaal 15, Info

Gruppe 2 (English)

Evidence for language competence: Reflecting opportunities and challenges of diagnostic instruments and corpora

Prof. Dr. Detmar Meurers, Dr. Barbara Geist

Hörsaal 16, Info

Gruppe 3

Brüche vermeiden/Bildungssprache fördern

Prof. Dr. Nicole Marx, Dr. Cordula Hunold

Hörsaal 17, Info


ab 12:30 – 13:30

Mittagspause


ab 13:30 – 14:45

Vortrag

Prof. Dr. Detmar Meurers
Do our textbooks foster language development? An exploration of linguistic complexity in Geography textbooks and student writing Abstract

Hörsaal 8


ab 14:15 – 14:30

Pause/Wechsel zur Gruppenarbeit


ab 14:30 – 15:30

Gruppenarbeit, Teil 2

Hörsaal 15, 16, 17


ab 15:30 – 16:00

Pause


16:00 – 16:30

Vorstellung der Ergebnisse der Gruppenarbeit

Hörsaal 8


ab 16:30 – 17:15

Panel Bildungssprache an der Schnittstelle von Fachdidaktik und Bildungspolitik

Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschirner (Universität Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Glenn Levine (University of California, Irvine), Prof. Dr. Winfried Thielmann (Technische Universität Chemnitz), Sebastian Vötter (Goethe-Institut), Prof. Dr. Johanna Watzinger-Tharp (University of Utah)

Hörsaal 8


ab 17:15 – 17:30

Rückblick und Zusammenschau des Symposiums

Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschirner

Hörsaal 8






ITT Lectures


Below, you will find a selection of lectures given by ITT members at conferences and symposiums in Germany and around the world. This list is comprised of current lectures on subjects related to the research-based testing and test development.



Previous Guest Lectures




2017

Prof. Dr. Susan Gass


Learning to listen: To caption or not? 


Abstract

Listening skills are often the last skill to develop in foreign language learning. This presentation will focus on classroom use of listening-based videos with a particular emphasis on the use of captions for language teaching/learning in foreign language classrooms. I will first present results from large scale assessments at a large university in the U.S. From these results, we can better understand the role of listening language learning. I then present results from studies in which the focus was on the relative usefulness of captions depending on language, proficiency, and order of presentation when listening materials are played twice (with and without captions). I will also look at eye-tracking data from English learners of Spanish and Chinese and Arabic learners of English. The eye-tracking data, coupled with working memory data, provide insight into the attentional focus of captions and the potentially resultant split-attention effect. I will end with some pedagogical implications.


2016

Prof. Dr. Thomas Studer


Machen Lernerkorpora Schule?


Abstract

More information coming soon.


2015

Prof. Dr. Martina Lindseth


 Die Entwicklung mündlicher Kompetenz
währendeines Semesters
im Ausland
und an der Heimatuniversität.


Abstract

More information coming soon.

Workshops

One of the core activities of ITT is the development and delivery of continuing education events. Here are some examples of the topics and questions that are covered in ITT workshops:


How can oral proficiency be validly and reliably assessed through low- and high-stakes tests?

What makes a good test for reading or listening proficiency?

What are the most common test-design mistakes, and how can they be avoided?

What are the characteristics of a good listening or reading text, and how should items be designed?

How do I ensure that a test is construct- and theory-based?

How can theories and scales be adapted to meet the requirements of specific target groups?

Which testing instruments are suitable for the assessment of learning progress in a classroom context and how does one apply instruments?

Which statistical methods are suitable for quality assurance in language-proficiency testing?


Previous Workshops



Zentrale Aspekte bei der Bewertung von Sprech- und Lesekompetenzen im Bereich Deutsch als Fremdsprache

Möhring, Jupp

Andalusische Germanistenverband AGA, Universidade de Sevilla, Sevilla, Spanien



Curriculumplanung für die Studiengänge Germanistik und DaF an der Nationaluniversität Hanoi

Möhring, Jupp

Leitung der Arbeitsgruppe “Testen und Prüfen” (gemeinsam mit Albrecht Klemm), Universität Leipzig, Deutschland



Assessing Literacy – Gute und nützliche Tests für die Schule erstellen

Bärenfänger, Olaf

Weiterbildung für FremdsprachenlehrerInnen, Dresden, Deutschland



Faire und vergleichbare Tests entwickeln

Bärenfänger, Olaf

Workshop am Sprachenzentrum der Universität Leipzig, Deutschland