6th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)

6th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)

ICTE is pleased to announce that Megan Yucel, Senior Teacher of ELICOS Curriculum, will be presenting at the 6th Annual International Conference of the Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA). This is the first time ICTE has been invited to present at the conference, which is being held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 16 - 18 October.

Megan Yucel has been a TESOL language teacher since 1997 and has worked as a teacher, lecturer, examiner, trainer, textbook author, and test writer in Turkey, the UK, and Australia.  She is the co-author of the IELTS Academic Preparation massive open online course. Since joining ICTE in 2005, Megan Yucel has been involved in the design and delivery of English for Academic Research and Communication programs for undergraduate and postgraduate students in a variety of disciplines and is dedicated to using her knowledge and experience to meet their needs.

Megan will be presenting two papers at the AALA conference, both on the topic of test impact and stakeholder perceptions. Megan’s first paper is based on her PhD research, which focuses on the IELTS test from the point of view of the test-takers, and proposes that test-taker views offer important evidence regarding test reliability, washback, and validity.

Megan and colleagues from UQ’s School of Languages and Cultures (Annita Stell, Assoc. Prof. Noriko Iwashita) will also be sharing the initial findings of a study on Japanese stakeholders’ perceptions of IELTS writing and speaking tests and their impact on communication and academic success. The study was recently selected for a research grant in the IDP: IELTS Australia Research Program.

 

"I am looking forward to attending this conference and collaborating with other industry professionals in this specialised area of language testing. The interactive workshops with like-minded professionals will allow me to gain useful knowledge and expand the testing framework at ICTE."


Megan Yucel.

The AALA conference, which is a featured event in the language assessment community, will be held at the University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University, in Hanoi, Vietnam. The AALA 2019 conference theme is Language Assessment: Principles, Policies, and Practices. Keynote speakers include Professor Barry O’Sullivan and Dr Nick Saville.

University of Languages and International Studies (ULIS), Vietnam National University, Hanoi

 

Last updated:
14 October 2019