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#11 – Learning-Oriented Approach to Assessing Grammar in Classroom Contexts by James Purpura


Episode 11 features yet another talk from the International Language Assessment Conference hosted by the Department of English Programs, American University of Armenia in Summer 2009.

This talk was presented by one of the prominent scholars in language assessment – Dr. James Purpura who’s currently an Associate Professor of Linguistics and Education in the TESOL and Applied Linguistics Programs at Teacher’s College, Columbia University. He has published several books in language assessment and testing and served in different positions in language assessment organizations and journals.

If you want to learn more about assessing grammar and language in general by going beyond discrete-point measurements and by including pragmatic meanings, this talk will give you some insights on this.