Programme

The aim of the Winter School is to address theoretical and practical underpinnings of assessing vocabulary and its relation to the language skills.

 

The Winter School will be five days long, starting on Saturday, 6 January at 14:00 and ending on Wednesday, 10 January at 12:30. Apart from the opening and closing days, the activities will run 9:00 – 21:00 each day, with generous time slots in between for participants to enjoy the surrounding attractions .

 

The course will cover the following topic areas:
  • The construct of vocabulary knowledge and lexicogrammar
  • The role of vocabulary for the language skills
  • Key considerations and test formats for discrete and integrative testing of vocabulary
  • Key considerations and test formats for testing depth and breadth of vocabulary knowledge
  • Assessing vocabulary in/for/through the receptive skills
  • Assessing vocabulary in/for/through the productive skills
  • (Online) Resources: tools, corpora and word lists

It will comprise a mixture of lectures (with discussion) and practical workshops. For the workshops, participants will be split into two groups.

 

In the table below, you can find the preliminary programme, which might be subject to small changes. The detailed programme and timetable will be finalised and sent to participants at least one month before the start of the workshop. Participants will be asked to bring their own laptops.

 
        14.00-15.30 16.00-17.30

Sat, 6

Transfer Innsbruck-Obergurgl and Check-In

Input session

Input session

 

09.00-10.30

11.00-12.30

12.30-16.30

17.00-18.30

20.00-21.00

Sun, 7

Input session

Workshop

Free time

Workshop

Feedback

Mon, 8

Input session

Workshop

Free time

Workshop

 Free time

Tue, 9

Input session

Workshop

Free time

Workshop

Feedback

Wed, 10

Workshop

Round-up session

Transfer Obergurgl – Innsbruck