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Monday 20 February 2017, 14.00- 15.00 (UK time)
Thursday 23 February 2017, 10.00-11.00 (UK time)
Listening is the least researched language skill and perhaps the most difficult to teach. What makes a skilled listener? How does listening differ from reading? How does accent impact listening? These are some of the questions teachers face in their daily jobs. This webinar will address those (and other) questions and focus on various aspects of assessing listening such as cognitive and contextual factors affecting listening, variety of accents, linguistic resources and text and task purpose.
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Ardeshir Geranpayeh is the Head of Automated Assessment and Learning at Cambridge English. He is the co-editor of the Examining Listening Book in the Cambridge English SILT series with 27 years’ experience of test validation and has contributed to the design, development, validation, revision and evaluation of several internationally recognised language proficiency tests. He is a regular presenter and workshop leader in several international conferences such as Language Testing Research Colloquium and Language Testing Forum.
Mark Elliott is a Senior Validation & Data Services Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment. He leads data analysis for validation and research of the Cambridge English: Young Learner tests and Admissions Testing Service tests. Mark also specialises in test equating, pretesting, and grading procedures. He holds an MA in Mathematics from the University of Cambridge and an MA in ELT and Applied Linguistics from King’s College London.