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Professor Luke Harding

Senior Lecturer

Luke Harding

Lancaster University

County South



Research overview

My research interests are in language testing and assessment, and applied linguistics more generally. I am particularly interested in second language listening and pronunciation assessment, and specifically the interface between sociolinguistics and language assessment (for example, the challenge of English as a Lingua Franca for language assessment). I also work on diagnostic language assessment (together with colleagues Tineke Brunfaut and Charles Alderson), and language assessment literacy (with Benjamin Kremmel).

PhD supervision

I am principally interested in supervising doctoral students in a range of areas related to the assessment of listening and speaking, and in topics around English as a Lingua Franca, including its implications for assessment

Research Interests

My research interests are in the area of language assessment and applied linguistics more broadly, with a focus on:

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Current Teaching

I teach on several modules on the MA in Language Testing (by distance), the MA TESOL (by distance), and the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (on campus), including:

  • Language Test Construction and Evaluation
  • Background to Applied Linguistics for Language Testing
  • Issues in Language Testing
  • Statistical Analysis for Language Testing
  • Research in Applied Linguistics
  • Classroom Language Assessment
  • Curriculum Design and Teacher Development

I have also contributed to undergraduate modules and the PhD by Thesis and Coursework.

During summer, I teach on in the Language Testing at Lancaster course: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/languagetesting/index.htm


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