Presentations & Workshops

2022

12/2022, Claudia Harsch: CEFR WebWorkshop: Developing CEFR-based assessment rubrics and rating scales. Council of Europe.

11/2022, Henning Vahlenkamp: Peer Tutoring von autonomen Sprachenlernenden: Eine gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung von Lernberatungs- und -begleitungsgesprächen. Data session at 9th Research Workshop Ethnomethodological Conversation Analysis, Bielefeld.

11/2022, Henning Vahlenkamp: Peer Tutoring of Autonomous Language Learners. Poster presentation at Digital Meeting for Conversation Analysis (online).

10/2022 Henning Vahlenkamp: Peer Tutoring von autonomen Sprachenlernenden: Eine gesprächsanalytische Untersuchung von Lernberatungs- und -begleitungsgesprächen. Work-in-Progress Presentation at 6th Network Meeting for Doctoral Students in Gesprächsforschung (DokGF), Potsdam.

09/22, Stephanie Bergmann: The current situation of plurilingual approaches in language classrooms in higher education. Presentation at the conference “Making plurilingual/pluricultural education accessible: International perspectives”, Bremen.

08/2022, Claudia Harsch: Neue Impulse durch den Begleitband zum GERS (CEFR Companion Volume). XVII. Internationale Tagung der Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer, Wien.

06/2022, Paraskevi Kanistra: A framework of analysis of a comparability study between F2F and online oral examinations. Presentation at the 18th EALTA conference, Budapest.

06/2022, Sonja Zimmermann: Test takers’ perception of a new digital high-stakes test for admission purposes. Presentation at the 18th EALTA conference, Budapest.

06/2022, Claudia Harsch, Johannes Hartig, Valeriia Koval and Ximena Delgado: Presentation: Evolving contexts: post-entry diagnosis in German Higher Education (HE).
Presentation at the 18th EALTA conference, Budapest.

06/2022, Valeriia Koval, Ximena Delgado Osorio, Claudia Harsch and Johannes Hartig: WiP:Adjustment of rating practices to improve assessment quality of academic integrated writing. Presentation at the 18th EALTA conference, Budapest

03/2022, Henning Vahlenkamp: Impressions from academic seminar on Linguistic Landscape Studies in the exhibition “bremen spricht”, FOCKE Museum, Bremen. 

03/2022, Claudia Harsch: DGFF WebWorkshop: Die duale Funktion von Sprachtests in der Fremdsprachenforschung – Forschungsinstrument und Untersuchungsgegenstand. DGFF Kolleg.

03/2022, Claudia Harsch, with Johannes Hartig: Linguistic preparedness in EMI contexts, paper in the Symposium “Language assessment in EMI: Linking assessment to learning in new domains”. Presentation at 43rd LTRC conference (Online).

3/2022,Valeriia Koval: WiP: Using a source-text use detection tool in the rating of integrated writing performances: Raters’ perceptions and challenges. Presentation at 43rd LTRC conference (Online).


2021

10/2021, Claudia Harsch: What the CEFR can do for English Language Education (Guest Lecture). English Language Department, Akal University, Talwandi Sabo, Bathinda, India.

10/2021, Claudia Harsch, Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña: Developing language assessment literacy in Germany and Cuba – a responsive approach (Key Note). International Symposium PEARLANGUAGE, Universidad de Cienfuegos, Cuba (Online).

10/2021, Claudia Harsch, Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña: Variations on B1 – how the CEFR was adapted for Cuban Higher Education (Key Note). IV UCIENCIA Conference, Havana Cuba (Online).

10/2021, Claudia Harsch: “Localisation of the CEFR to language learning systems around the world: practices, experiences, and perceptions” on Revising achievement exams – marrying them with CEFR proficiency levels (Paper in the Symposium). IV UCIENCIA Conference, Havana Cuba (Online).

09/2021, Henning Vahlenkamp: Interaktionsanalyse von Tutorengesprächen – Auswirkungen auf autonomes Sprachenlernen – im Programm Sprachen Selbstlernen mit Beratung im Sprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen. Poster presentation at 29th DGFF Congress (Online).

09/2021,  Claudia Harsch, mit Johannes Hartig, Valeriia Koval und Ximena Delgado: Interdisziplinäre Zugriffe auf die Modellierung akademisch-sprachlicher Kompetenzen. DGFF Konferenz (Online).

06/2021, Claudia Harsch: Developing rating scales in multilingual contexts (Pre-conference workshop). 42nd LTRC (Online).

06/2021, Claudia Harsch: Common frameworks and standards in the age of technology-driven language assessment (Participant in the Symposium). 17th EALTA conference (Online).

06/2021, Claudia Harsch, with Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña: Comparing practices and challenges when developing language assessment literacy in Germany and Cuba. LTRC online.

06/2021, Claudia Harsch, with Johannes Hartig, Valeriia Koval and Ximena Delgado: Variations of common expectations – linguistic preparedness for EMI contexts. EALTA conference, Online.

06/2021, Henning Vahlenkamp: Assessing interaction in language tutoring: A new view on interactional competence. Work-in-progress presentation at 17th EALTA Conference (Online).

04/2021, Claudia Harsch: Eine kritische Betrachtung des Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmens für Sprachen (Gastvortrag). AG Sprache Die Senatorin für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Europa, Freie Hansestadt Bremen.

03/2021, Claudia Harsch: Referenzrahmen und Begleitband: kritischer Rückblick und Ausblick nach vorn (Gastvortrag). 2. Internationale Konferenz „Fokus DaF/DaZ – Gegenwärtige Tendenzen in Forschung und Lehre“, German Jordanian University, Amman (Online).

03/2021, Claudia Harsch, mit Anika Müller-Karabil und Ekaterina Buchminskaia: Interaktion online. Was wir aus dem ersten Covid-Semester gelernt haben. AKS-Tagung (Online).


2020

11/2020, Claudia Harsch: Is my B2 your B2? Or what it means to be at a CEFR level. YUFE Lecture Series Online.

10/2020, Claudia Harsch, Member of the Panel on Power of Tests: Creating opportunity and fostering inclusion. 8th East Asia New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference, Online. Available on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSAj0m5MQfE&list=PLYUw4m0gKO3yftrwZMIHALu9CAYzl1EiY&index=7

08/2020, Anika Müller-Karabil, Claudia Harsch: Circumstances Matter: Language Learning after Forced Migration. Presentation at AILA 2021 Congress, Groningen / Netherlands. [accepted – conference cancelled]

07/2020, Anika Müller-Karabil, Claudia Harsch: Sprachlernwege geflüchteter Menschen im Vorbereitungsstudium. Symposium „Studium gleich Integration? Integrationsdynamiken und Kompetenzen in der deutschen Hochschullandschaft“, Hannover (Präsentation)

05/2020, Christine Ringwald, Claudia Harsch, Anika Müller-Karabil, Jahnke, Annette, Lavagno, Antonella: Combining local needs and global frameworks: Insights into a development and benchmarking project. Poster presentation at 17th EALTA Conference, Budapest / Hungary [accepted – conference cancelled].

02/2020, Claudia Harsch, with Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña: Developing an English proficiency certification system in Cuban higher education. 12do Congreso Internacional de Educación Superior, Havana, Cuba.


2019

12/2019, Claudia Harsch: Referenzrahmen und Companion Volume – eine kritische Bilanz (Gastvortrag). „Zur Sache, FaDaF!“ Universität Göttingen.

11/2019, Claudia Harsch: Was bedeutet es, auf einem GER-Niveau zu sein? UNIcert Workshop, Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen.

09/2019, Christine Ringwald: “Does everyone understand?” How formative assessment can support student learning (teacher training). Teachers’ Day, Saarbrücken .

06/2019, Christine Ringwald: German High School Students‘ Preparedness for English-Medium Bachelor Programs. Presentation at 16th EALTA Conference, Dublin.

06/2019: Claudia Harsch, mit Anika Müller-Karabil: Geflüchtete an Bremer Hochschulen: Sprachliche Vorbereitung und akademische Integration (Gastvortrag). Bremer Rat für Integration.

05/2019, Anika Müller-Karabil, with Claudia Harsch: From language class to higher education: assessing refugees in transition. Presentation at 16th EALTA Conference, Dublin.

05/2019, Claudia Harsch, with Meg Malone: Symposium on Transitions in the use of C-tests. EALTA conference, Dublin, Ireland.

03/2019, Anika Müller-Karabil: Sprachliche Vorbereitung und akademische *Integration* von Geflüchteten an Hochschulen. Presentation at 14th DGFF-Nachwuchstagung, Gießen.

03/2019, Anika Müller-Karabil: „Allmählich kann ich mich daran gewöhnen…“: Sprachliche, soziale und akademische *Integration* von Geflüchteten an Hochschulen (presentation). Bremer Symposion, Bremen.

03/2019, Claudia Harsch: Bald 20 Jahre Referenzrahmen: Bilanz, Kritik und aktuelle Weiterentwicklungen – ein Diskussionsanstoß (Key Note). FaDaF Jahrestagung, TU Chemnitz.

03/2019, Ulrike Berthold, Anika Müller-Karabil, Aysun Ucan, Gesine von Ribbeck: Deutsch für das Studium – Sprachprogramm für Geflüchtete (Fremdsprachenzentrum der Hochschulen im Land Bremen / Goethe-Institut Bremen) (Presentation). Bremer Symposion, Bremen.

03/2019, Anika Müller-Karabil, Ringwald, Christine, Sibylle Seyferth: Workshop on Evaluation von (Test-)Aufgaben zum Leseverstehen. Bremer Symposion, Bremen.

03/2019, Christine Ringwald: Zur schulischen Vorbereitung auf ein englischsprachiges Studium. Presentation at 16th DGFF-Nachwuchstagung, Gießen.

03/2019, Christine Ringwald, Mahaes Kayser, Violetta Kozik-Rafii, Antonella Lavagno: Workshop on Interaktive Sprechaufgaben bewerten: Sprachübergreifende Testspezifikationen und Checklisten in der Praxis. Bremer Symposion, Bremen.

02/2019, Claudia Harsch, mit Sibylle Seyferth: Revamping the Finals – Transparenz und Vergleichbarkeit schriftlicher Abschlussprüfungen. 7. Bremer Symposion zu Sprachenlernen im Hochschulkontext.


2018

11/2018, Claudia Harsch : The importance of building local networks for professional development (Key Note). LAALTA and TESOL Chile conference, Valparaiso, Chile.

11/2018, Claudia Harsch: Is my B2 your B2? What contribution can the CEFR realistically make to test equivalence? Guest lecture at the Universidad Alberto Hurtado, Education Faculty, Santiago, Chile.

11/2018, Claudia Harsch, with Ivonne Collada Pena: Assessment Literacy and Certification in Cuba. WorldCALL conference, Concepcion, Chile.

09/2018, Christine Ringwald: “Das ist dann nicht sehr akademisch” –  Schulische Vorbereitung auf ein englischsprachiges Studium (Presentation). AEPF Tagung, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg.

07/2018, Claudia Harsch: Symposium (Organiser and Moderator) on The role of language tests for immigration, integration and participation – from critical analyses to inclusive approaches. LTRC Christchurch, New Zealand.
07/2018, Claudia Harsch, with Peppi Taalas and Anika Müller-Karabil: Integrating refugees into Higher Education in Europe – the role of language and other challenges (Paper in the symposium). LTRC Christchurch, New Zealand.
07/2018, Claudia Harsch, with Antonella Lavagno & Sibylle Seyferth: Consistency in times of change – marrying proficiency with achievement (Paper in the symposium). LTRC Christchurch, New Zealand.
07/2018, Claudia Harsch, with Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña, Pedro Castro Alvarez, Santiago Jorge Rivera Pérez:  Managing change: Developing an English proficiency certification system for graduation in Cuban higher education (Poster in the symposium). LTRC Christchurch, New Zealand.

07/2018, Claudia Harsch, with Li Li: An investigation, of the students’ perspective, on the relationship between IELTS writing preparation and academic writing in a British university (Presentation). Pacific-rim Objective Measurement Symposium , Fudan University, Shanghai.

07/2018, Claudia Harsch: Revising achievement exams – marrying them with CEFR proficiency levels (guest lecture). School of Education, University of Sidney, Australia.

07/2018, Claudia Harsch: Is my B2 your B2? What contribution can the CEFR realistically make to test equivalence? (guest lecture). Language testing Research Center, University of Melbourne, Australia.

06/2018, Claudia Harsch: Reform the Austrian Matura. Legacy and Challenges (keynote). Symposium in honour of Dr. Carol Spoettl Language Testing Research Group, Universität Innsbruck, Österreich.

05/2018, Sibylle Seyferth: Research collaboration as one gateway to language assessment literacy? (Presentation). Classroom-based language assessment SIG, 2018, Bochum, Germany.

05/2018, Anika Müller-Karabil, with Claudia Harsch: The role of language and other factors fot the academic integration of refugees. Presentation at 15th EALTA Conference Bochum, Germany.

05/2018, Claudia Harsch, with Benjamin Kremmmel and Steffen Brandt: Introducing LaPlace – Language Placement for Displaced People. Presentation at 15th EALTA conference Bochum, Germany.

05/2018, Christine Ringwald: Are You Ready for the Transition to Higher Education? The Preporatory Power of the German Abitur for English Medium Bachelor Degree Programms. Presentation at 15th EALTA Conference, Bochum, Germany.

05/2018, Paraskevi Voula Kanistra: Exploring the feasibility of using the Item Descriptor Matching (ID) method to set cut scores on a B2 CEFR level examination. CEFR SIG, Bochum, Germany.

05/2018, Paraskevi Voula Kanistra: Can mechanically engineered cut scores offset the challenges of maintaining the standards of computer and paper-based tests? Presentation at 15th EALTA, Bochum, Germany.

05/2018, Prof. Dr. Claudia Harsch, with Paraskevi Voula Kanistra: Technology-enhanced delivery of an innovative standard setting method. Presentation at 15th EALTA, Bochum, Germany.

2018, Paraskevi Voula Kanistra: Revalidating a CEFR benchmarking study in a virtual environment. Presentation at LTF Conference (Crella), England.


2017

12/2017, Claudia Harsch: Interkulturalität fördern mit Critical Incidents (Gastvortrag und Workshop). Deutschlehrertag des Goethe-Instituts und der Deutsch-Jordanischen Universität, Amman, Jordanien.

07/2017, Claudia Harsch: Assessment Literacy for Higher Education – setting up a Cuban Network of Language Testers (Workshop). In collaboration with Ivonne de la Caridad Collada Peña, University of Informatics Sciences, Havana, Cuba, supported by a workshop grant from the International Association of Language Testing and Assessment.

07/2017, Claudia Harsch, with Sibylle Seyferth and Anikó Brandt: Developing assessment literacy in a dynamic collaborative project: what teachers, assessment coordinators, and assessment researchers can learn from and with each other. LTRC, Bogota, Columbia.

06/2017, Claudia Harsch: Refugees and their language learning journeys into higher education in Germany. EALTA conference, Paris, France.

06/2017, Claudia Harsch: Assessment Literacy entwickeln – ein kollaboratives Projekt mit Lehrenden, Koordinatorinnen und Forschenden (Gastvortrag). Ringvorlesung im Graduiertenkolleg Unterrichtsprozesse an der Universität Koblenz-Landau.

06/2017, Claudia Harsch: Language learning and teaching resources: using synergies between teachers and researchers (Guest lecture). Launch of the Language Learning Resource Centre at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

05/2017, Claudia Harsch: Use (and misuse?) of the CEFR in educational and other assessment contexts (Guest lecture). Research Group Language & Education at the Catholic University Leuven, Belgium.


2016

12/2016, Claudia Harsch: Standard Setting in the context of evaluating the German Educational Standards in EFL (Guest lecture). ECML Colloquium Ensuring quality in language testing and assessment: the contribution of the CEFR, Graz, Austria. Available online: http://www.ecml.at/Events/ECMLcolloquium7December2016/Webstream/tabid/2986/language/en-GB/Default.aspx

11/2016, Claudia Harsch: Sprachenpolitik der Universität Bremen (Gastvortrag). DAAD LeiterInnentagung Bonn.

08/2016, Claudia Harsch: EALTA Summer School: Assessing Speaking and Writing. Universität Innsbruck, Österreich.

03/2016, Claudia Harsch: Verankerung von Forschung am FZHB – Konzept und Herausforderungen. Arbeitstagung des Arbeitskreises der Sprachenzentren, Berlin.

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