Sonja is a test validation officer at the TestDaF-Institut in Bochum, Germany. She has many years of experience in providing operational and quality assurance support for the TestDaF writing component and has published in this field. She was also involved in a research project that related the TestDaF to the CEFR. In her current position she conducts validation studies with a focus on integrated tasks and the impact of technology on testing. Her research interest include the assessment of writing and the backwash of test preparation.
Sonja is an active member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA). She organized the 2018 annual EALTA conference and is the co-convenor of the EALTA Special Interest Group “Assessment of Writing”.