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Friday 16 October 2020

This event will be held online.

Eye-tracking is gradually becoming an invaluable tool for research in the field of applied linguistics and language assessment to examine a person’s real-time cognitive processing efforts. This technology offers several advantages over traditional research methods for studying cognitive processes such as think-aloud protocols as it offers abundant moment-to-moment data without interfering the overt and covert processes involved in performing a task. In language assessment, apart from research in reading, eye-tracking technology is progressively being adopted to explore reading, writing, and listening assessment. This symposium brings together researchers who have incorporated this innovative technology to answer their fundamental research questions in computer-assisted listening assessments and writing development through automated feedback.


Vahid Aryadoust PhD

Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Vahid is the Associate Director of the Global Listening Center, and a member of international associations such as the International Listening Association, American Association of Applied Linguistics, and the Cognitive Science Society. He has provided consultation on language assessment projects to, for example, Paragon Testing Enterprises (Canada), the DELTA Project of Hong Kong, and Learning Resource Network (London).