Understanding speaking assessment: what every teacher should know


Monday 24 October 2016, 14.00 – 15.00 UK time
Wednesday 26 October 2016, 10.00 – 11.00 UK time





What’s the best way to assess speaking? What criteria should I use when assessing speaking? What is the difference between face-to-face and computer-based speaking tests? These are some of the questions teachers face in their jobs. This webinar will address these (and other) questions and will focus on key aspects of speaking assessment, such as test tasks and the skills they tap into, scoring speaking tests, and how speaking tests can benefit learners.


Evelina D. Galaczi

Evelina D. Galaczi is Principal Research Manager at Cambridge English, University of Cambridge. Her research focuses primarily on speaking assessment and the role of assessment to support learning. She regularly presents at international conferences and has published in academic forums, including Applied Linguistics, Language Assessment Quarterly, Assessment in Education, and the Studies in Language Assessment series (CUP).

Nahal Khabbazbashi

Nahal Khabbazbashi holds a DPhil in Education from the University of Oxford. In her current role as Senior Research Manager at Cambridge English, she works on projects related to workplace exams, automated assessment of speaking, benchmarking and impact studies. Nahal has publications in Language Testing, Language Learning and Papers in Language Testing and Assessment. She has delivered introductory courses in language assessment and Rasch analysis for the Association of Language Testers in Europe.