World Englishes and ITA Assessment

10:10 - 11:50am CDT

Sheraton Grand Chicago, Ontario Room

Presented at: AAAL 2018

In colloquium: Transdisciplinary Approaches to International Teaching Assistant Research within Applied Linguistics

The purpose of this presentation is to explore the feasibility of assessing alternative constructs other than Inner Circle English varieties in standardized international language test. How a special training package that targets Chinese and Indian English varieties affects raters’ scores and scoring criteria by a mixed-method design will be investigated.