International ESOL

Current Research Projects

We are always happy to consider proposals in the area of ESOL and language assessment & testing. If there is a proposal you think would be of interest to us please email us at research@lrnglobal.org

LRN currently has research projects in the areas of:

Action Research, Dr Keith Hoodlesss

Grammar Translation Method, Dr Keith Hoodless

A Comparative Study of Authentic Materials and Assessment in ESOL and Employability Skills, Dr Elfneh U. Bariso

Profiling readability: electronic text analysis and implications for EAP test design, Robert Millie

Psychometric Quality of the Listening Subtest of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Yuyang Cai, PhD Candidate, The University of Hong Kong

Investigating Dimensionality in Language Tests: The Case of the Listening Module of the International Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Vahid Aryadoust, PhD

Standard Setting: Relating the Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment to the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA) in the context of admission to tertiary study in Canada, Prof. Wendy Fraser, Carleton University, Canada

Standard Setting: Relating the Canadian Language Benchmark (CLB) to the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Prof. Wendy Fraser, Carleton University, Canada

Standard Setting: Relating the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) to the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA)

Psychometric Quality of the Writing & Speaking Subtest of the International English Language Competency Assessment (IELCA), Yuyang  Cai, PhD Candidate, The University of Hong Kong

Evaluating Inter-Rater Reliability in Speaking Assessments: Handling Sparse Data under Generalizability Theory Framework, Chih-Kai Lin, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA