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Professor Tineke Brunfaut

Professor in Linguistics and English Language

Tineke Brunfaut

County South

LA1 4YL

Lancaster

Tel: +44 1524 594084

Research overview

My main research interests are language testing, and reading and listening in a second/foreign language. In recent research, I have focused on a) cognitive & affective factors and processes in language testing, b) methodology in language testing research, and c) language assessment literacy. I also regularly conduct language test development and consultancy work for professional and educational bodies around the world.

PhD supervision

I am especially interested in supervising PhD students in the area of language testing, second language reading and listening. Topic areas covered by my current and graduated PhD students include: testing listening/reading/speaking/language-in-use, testing integrated skills, language assessment literacy training, rating, and test validation.

Research Interests

My main research interests are language testing, and reading and listening in a second/foreign language. In recent research, I have focused on:

A. Cognitive and affective factors and processes in testing:

B. Methodology in language testing research

C. Language test development

I am a recipient of the ILTA Best Article Award, the e-Assessment Award for Best Research, and the TOEFL Outstanding Young Scholar Award.

I regularly conduct language test development and consultancy work for professional and educational bodies around the world.

Current Teaching

I teach on the MA in Language Testing (online), the MA TESOL (online) and the MA in Applied Linguistics and TESOL (campus-based):

  • Language Test Construction and Evaluation
  • Classroom Language Assessment
  • Exploring Language Constructs
  • Issues in Language Testing
  • Research Methods for Language Testing
  • Statistical Analyses for Language Testing

On the undergraduate programmes, I contribute to:

  • Introduction to Linguistics

During summer, I teach on the Language Testing at Lancaster summer school.

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Research Group:

I coordinate the Language Testing Research Group, together with my colleagues Luke Harding and John Pill.

 

Some recent presentations:

Brunfaut, T. (2021). Through the eyes of the reader: The use of eye-tracking to advance insights into reading in another language. Symposium keynote. International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), Groningen (The Netherlands; online).

Brunfaut, T., & Harding, L. (2021). International language proficiency standards in the local context: Interpreting the CEFR in standard setting for exam reform in Luxembourg. European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA). online.

Brunfaut, T. (2020). Garbage in, garbage out: Assessing data collection instruments. Keynote. IRG2020 Symposium: From data to knowledge in the language sciences. Fribourg/Freiburg (Switzerland).

Brunfaut, T. (2019). What’s in a measure? Validity in L2 complexity research. Keynote. Colloquium: Broadening the scope of L2 complexity research. VUB Brussels (Belgium).

Harding, L., & Brunfaut, T. (2019). Trajectories of language assessment literacy in a teacher-researcher partnership: Locating elements of praxis through narrative inquiry. Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Atlanta (USA).

Rossi, O., & Brunfaut, T. (2019). Towards social justice for item writers: Empowering item writers through language assessment literacy training. Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Atlanta (USA).

 

 

 

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  • E-pub ahead of print

    Evaluating co-production as a guiding philosophy for EAP teacher training course development

    Mazgutova, D., Brunfaut, T., Muradkasimova, K., Khodjieva, R., Qobilova, G. & Yunusova, A., 24/02/2022, (E-pub ahead of print) In: Journal of English for Academic Purposes.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articlepeer-review

  • Published

    Eye-tracking as a research method in language testing

    Brunfaut, T., 1/01/2022, Research Questions in Language Education and Applied Linguistics: A Reference Guide . Mohebbi, H. & Coombe, C. (eds.). Cham: Springer, p. 737-742 7 p. (Springer Texts in Education).

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

  • Published

    Assessing reading

    Brunfaut, T., 16/12/2021, The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing. Fulcher, G. & Harding, L. (eds.). 2nd ed. London: Routledge, p. 254-267 14 p.

    Research output: Contribution in Book/Report/Proceedings - With ISBN/ISSNChapter (peer-reviewed)peer-review

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