1st EALTA Winter School 2018 in Innsbruck, Austria

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 Theme: Assessing vocabulary in/for/through the language skills


The aim of the Winter School is to address theoretical and practical underpinnings of assessing vocabulary and its relation to the language skills. The target audience is graduate students, pre- and in-service language teachers and teacher trainers, test developers and researchers, school program planners and other interested stakeholders involved in matters related to vocabulary assessment. An international audience is encouraged. Up to 40 participants can be accommodated.

 The Winter School will be held at the University Center Obergurgl near Innsbruck, Austria, between Jan 6 and Jan 10, 2018. Apart from the opening and closing days, the activities will run 9:00 – 21:00 each day, with generous time slots in between for participants to enjoy the surrounding attractions.

 The course will cover the following topic areas:
·       The construct of vocabulary knowledge and lexicogrammar
·       The role of vocabulary for the language skills
·       Key considerations and test formats for discrete and integrative testing of vocabulary
·       Key considerations and test formats for testing depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge
·       Assessing vocabulary in/for/through the receptive skills
·       Assessing vocabulary in/for/through the productive skills
·       (Online) Resources: tools, corpora and word lists

 The course will comprise a mixture of lectures (with discussion) and practical workshops. For the workshops, participants will be split into two groups.


Tineke Brunfaut

Diane Schmitt

Norbert Schmitt

Benjamin Kremmel



Saturday 06 January – Wednesday 10 January, 2018


Registration fee: 



Registration is open until 15 September, 2017: https://www.uibk.ac.at/fakultaeten/soe/ltrgi/ealta-winter-school/


Language Testing Research Group Innsbruck

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University of Innsbruck

+43 512 507 43003



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