Presentations

Conference presentations

Timpe-Laughlin, V. (2019, August). Pragmatics in task-based language assessment: Opportunities and challenges. Paper presented at the International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), Ottawa, Canada.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., & Park, I. (2019, May). Exploring yes/no questions to promote authenticity in L2 oral performance assessments. Paper presented at the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA), Dublin, Ireland.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., & Schmidgall, J., (2019, March). Toward a construct definition of the pragmatics of workplace English. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL). Atlanta, GA.

Evanini, K., Timpe-Laughlin, V., Tsuprun, E., Blood, I., Lee, J., Bruno, J., Ramanarayanan, V., Lange, P., Suendermann-Oeft, D. (2018, September). Game-based spoken dialog language learning applications for young students. Paper presented at the Interspeech, Hyderabad, India.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., Evanini, K., Blood, I., & Lee, J. (May, 2018). Empirically designing interactive, automated dialogues for L2 pragmatics assessment. Paper presented at the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA), Bochum, Germany.

Timpe-Laughlin, V. (2018, March). Exploring L2 learners’ pragmatic moves in a computer-mediated interactive assessment task. Paper presented at the 2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics conference (AAAL), Chicago, Illinois.

Green, A., & Timpe-Laughlin, V. (2018, March). Raising L2 pragmatic awareness: A think-aloud study on the efficacy of a pragmatics learning tool. Poster presented at the 2018 American Association for Applied Linguistics conference (AAAL), Chicago, Illinois.

Timpe-Laughlin, V. (2018, March). Bridging the gap: Teaching L2 pragmatics to foster intercultural language learning. Paper presented at the AKS Tagung, Weimar, Germany.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., Lee, J., Evanini, K., Bruno, J., & Blood, I. (2017, November). Can you guess who I am?—An interactive task for young learners to practice yes/no question formation in English. Poster presented at the 6th International Workshop on Child Computer Interaction (WOCCI), Glasgow, Scotland.

Timpe-Laughlin, V. (October, 2017). Empirically designing interactive, automated dialogues for L2 pragmatics assessment. Poster presented at East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT), Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., Evanini, K., Green, A., Blood, I., Dombi, J., & Ramanarayanan, V. (August, 2017). Designing interactive, automated dialogues for L2 pragmatics learning. Paper presented at the 21st Workshop on the Semantics and Pragmatics of Dialogue (SemDial 2017 – SaarDial) Saarbrücken, Germany.

Evanini, K., Tsuprun, E., Timpe-Laughlin, V., Ramanarayanan, V., Lange, P., & Suendermann-Oeft, D. (2017, July). Evaluating the Impact of Local Context on CALL Applications Using Spoken Dialog Systems. Paper presented at the CALL Research Conference, Berkley, California.

Tsuprun, E., Timpe-Laughlin, V., Evanini, K., & Blood, I. (2017, July). Task-based feedback in a formative assessment of workforce English speaking skills using spoken dialog systems. Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Bogotá, Colombia.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., García-Gomez, P., Jackson, G. T., Davis, L., Norris, J. M., Tao, J., Wang, Y., & Zechner, K. (2017, April). Technology-supported elicitation and scoring of constrained and unconstrained speaking task performances in diverse environments. Paper presented at the International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT), Barcelona, Spain.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., Han-Ting Liu, H., Wain, J., & Evanini, K. (2016, June). Using web-technology and spoken dialogue systems to assess L2 pragmatic ability. Paper presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Palermo, Italy.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., & Park, I. (2016, April). Cultural concepts in role-play assessments – Exploring L2 learners’ use of communicative strategies in oral interaction. Paper presented at the 2016 American Association for Applied Linguistics conference (AAAL), Orlando, Florida.

Davis, L., Timpe-Laughlin, V., Gu, L., & Ockey, G. (2016, March). Face to face speaking assessment in the digital age: Interactive speaking tasks online. Paper presented at the Georgetown University Round Table (GURT), Washington, D.C.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., & Choi, I. (2015, March). Exploring the validity of an intercultural pragmatics assessment tool: The American English Sociopragmatic Comprehension Test. Poster presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Toronto, Canada.

Timpe, V. (2014, March). The role of input in developing pragmatic competence. Paper presented at the 2014 American Association for Applied Linguistics conference (AAAL), Portland, OR.

Timpe, V. (2013, November). Developing L2 pragmatic skills – Input, context, and learning opportunities. Paper presented at the 2. Saarbrücker Fremdsprachentagung, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft (HTW) des Saarlandes, Saarbrücken, Germany.

Timpe, V., & Janssen, G. (2012, August). Negotiation of meaning in intercultural contexts: A new form of assessment. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany.

Timpe, V. (2012, April). Strategic decoding of sociopragmatic utterances in intercultural contexts – A think-aloud validation study. Poster presented at the 34th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), ETS, Princeton, NJ.

Timpe, V. (2012, March). Strategic decoding of sociopragmatic utterances in intercultural contexts – A think-aloud validation study. Paper presented at the Department of Second Language Studies Brownbag Lecture Series, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, Honolulu, HI.

Timpe, V. (2012, January). Investigating the strategies EFL/ESL learners use in making sense of intercultural pragmatic assessment tasks. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, CERCLL, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Timpe, V. (2011, June). Fremdverstehen revisited – Assessing intercultural language competences. Paper presented at the 14th Warwick International Postgraduate Conference in Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, Coventry, UK.

Timpe, V. (2010, September). Two sides of a coin? – Assessing intercultural competence and language proficiency. Paper presented at the Intercultural competence: Concepts – challenges – evaluations, National University of Ireland, Maynooth, Ireland.

Timpe, V. (2010, January). Let’s get competent! – Assessing intercultural and interlanguage pragmatic competence in teacher education. Paper presented at the 2nd International Conference on the Development and Assessment of Intercultural Competence, CERCLL, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ.

Timpe, V. (2008, October). Beyond face value: Images of slaves on 19th century American currency. Paper presented at The Almighty Dollar, Austrian Association of American Studies, Klagenfurt, Austria.

Timpe, V. (2007, February). Makarie – Eine literarische Figur mit prophetischem Charakter. Paper presented at the Conference for Prophetic Discourse from Amos to Zarathustra: On the Uses and Misuses of Prophecy, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Invited talks

Davis, L., & Timpe-Laughlin, V. (2018, November). Assessing spoken interaction: How can technology help? Plenary presented at the IATEFL Testing and Assessment Special Interest Group. London, UK.

Timpe-Laughlin, V., Schmidgall, J., & Chapelle, C. (2018, July). Toward a construct definition of the pragmatics of workplace English. Paper presented at the Annual International Systemic Functional Linguistic Association Congress (AAAL Invited Colloquium). Boston, MA.

Timpe-Laughlin, V. (2018, May). Panel discussant for the EALTA Special Interest Group Meeting: Assessing Speaking. Bochum, Germany.

Timpe-Laughlin, V. & Han-Ting Liu, H. (2016, March). Designing a self-access tool for L2 pragmatics learning and assessment. Paper presented at The Second Teachers College/ETS Forum on Teaching, Learning, and Assessment of English Language Learners. Columbia University, NY.

Timpe, V. (2014, June). Pragmatics as a means to foster intercultural learning in EFL/ESL education. Invited talk at TU Dortmund University, Germany.

Timpe, V. (2013, June). The Dependence of socio-pragmatic competence on learning opportunities: A fairness issue for English language learning and assessment? Invited talk at the Educational Testing Service, Princeton, NJ.

Timpe, V. (2009, November). Slave images on American financial documents. Invited paper presented at the Università degli Studi di Trieste, Italy & Italian-American Association, Trieste, Italy.

 

Workshops

Timpe-Laughlin, V. (2017, September). Technology-mediated language instruction. Invited by and held at Anne-Frank Gymnasium, Halver, Germany.

Ramanarayanan, V., Timpe-Laughlin, V., Tsuprun, E., Evanini, K., & Sundermann-Oeft, D.(2017, July). Designing Conversational Items Using Spoken Dialog Technology. The Society for Text & Discourse. Held at the Sonesta Philadelphia Rittenhouse Square, Philadelphia, PA.

Timpe, V. (2013, February). The Common European Framework in language teaching and assessment. Workshop for secondary-level EFL teachers. Held at the University of Münster, Germany.

Timpe, V. (2013, January). Pragmatics in the EFL classroom. Workshop for EFL teachers in secondary education. Held at TU Dortmund University (Germany) in cooperation with the Ministry of Education.

Timpe, V. (2012, November). Standard setting ‘Listening and Reading Comprehension Assessment for German Secondary School examinations.’ Invited by the German Institute for International Educational Research, Frankfurt, Germany.