Team

 

 

Dr Benjamin Kremmel 
(group leader)


 

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benjamin.kremmel@uibk.ac.at

Education

MA in Teaching at Innsbruck University (first major: English; second major: Psychology and Philosophy, awarded with distinction)

MA in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance, awarded with distinction)

PhD in Applied Linguistics at University of Nottingham, UK

Professional background

Involved in the development of language tests for the standardized Austrian school leaving exam project (University of Innsbruck, 2011-2013)

Lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Innsbruck (since 2011)

Research interests

L2 lexical knowledge, vocabulary assessment, L2 reading assessment, diagnostic language testing, language assessment literacy, SLA

 

Kathrin Eberharter

 

 

 

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kathrin.eberharter@uibk.ac.at

Education

MA in Teaching at Innsbruck University (first major: English; second major: German)

MA in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance)

Currently: PhD in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance)

Professional background

Involved in the development of language tests for the standardized Austrian school leaving exam project (University of Innsbruck, Bifie Vienna, 2008-2013)

Lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Innsbruck (since 2013)

Lecturer at teacher training colleges in Tirol, Vienna, Salzburg and Linz (since 2013)

Research interests

Assessing L2 speaking, assessing L2 writing, rater behaviour and rater cognition, assessing vocabulary and grammar in context

 

 

Franz Holzknecht

 

 

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franz.holzknecht@uibk.ac.at

Education

MA in Teaching at Innsbruck University (first major: English; second major: Sports Science, awarded with distinction)

MA in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance, awarded with distinction)

Currently: PhD in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance)

Professional background

Involved in the development of language tests for the standardized Austrian school leaving exam project (University of Innsbruck, Bifie Vienna, 2008-2012, 2013-2014)

Lecturer at teacher training colleges across Austria (since 2010)

Lecturer and researcher at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Innsbruck (since 2013)

Research interests

L2 listening assessment, cognitive validity in language testing, eye-tracking in language testing research, L2 writing assessment

 

 

Elisa Guggenbichler

 

 

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elisa.guggenbichler@uibk.ac.at 

Education

Currently: MA in Teaching at Innsbruck University (first major: French; second major: English)

Currently: BA in Translation Studies at Innsbruck University

Professional background

Student research assistant at the University of Innsbruck with LTRGI (since April 2019)

Research interests

Testing English and French as a foreign/second language, L2 writing assessment

 

 

Eva Konrad

 

 

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eva.konrad@uibk.ac.at

Education

MA in English and American Studies at Innsbruck University

MA in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance, awarded with distinction)

Currently: PhD in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance)

Professional background

Involved in the development of language tests for the standardized Austrian school leaving exam project (University of Innsbruck, 2011-2013)

Researcher at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Innsbruck (since 2013)

Lecturer at teacher training colleges across Austria (since 2013)

Research interests

L2 writing assessment, effects of dictionaries on writing, diagnostic testing, reading and listening task development

 

 

Veronika Schwarz

 

 

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 V.Schwarz@uibk.ac.at 

Education

MA in Romance Studies (Spanish) at University of Vienna 

MA in Theatre, Film and Media Studies at University of Vienna

Academic expert in German as a Foreign Language and German as a Second Language at the University of Innsbruck (Further Education Programme)

Examiner for DTÖ (German language test for Austria) at the A2/B1 level

Currently: MA in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance)

Professional background

Project assistant at the University of Innsbruck with LTRGI (since 2016)

Dramatic advisor in theatre and performance projects 

Research interests

L2 language assessment, corpus linguistics, task effects, testing German and Spanish as a foreign/second language, speaking assessment, interactional competence

 

Dr Carol Spöttl 

 

 

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carol.spoettl@uibk.ac.at

Education

BA English, History and Education at Edinburgh University

MA in English Language Teaching and Professional Development at the University of East Anglia

PhD in Applied Linguistics at Lancaster University (by distance)

Professional background

Long-time lecturer at Innsbruck University: 
- Department of English: language skills and awareness, linguistics and culture
- Department of Language Didactics: language didactics, language testing

Long-time lecturer at teacher training colleges across Austria

Initiator of the standardized Austrian school leaving examination project

Research interests

Language testing, corpus linguistics, language acquisition, multilingualism

 

Matthias Zehentner 

 

 

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matthias.zehentner@uibk.ac.at  

Education

MA in Teaching at Innsbruck University (first major: English; second major: Mathematics)

MA in Language Testing at Lancaster University (by distance, awarded with distinction)

Professional background

Involved in the development of language tests for the standardized Austrian school leaving exam project (University of Innsbruck, 2009-2013)

Researcher at the Faculty of Teacher Education, University of Innsbruck (since 2015)

Teacher in a technical vocational secondary school (HTL) in Innsbruck (since 2017)

Research interests

L2 speaking assessment, rater behaviour, rating scale development and validation, L2 writing assessment, writing behaviour and strategies

 

 

Sigrid Hauser

 

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sigrid.hauser@uibk.ac.at

 

Administrative support


                     

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