a human eye
Friday 16 October 2020 -
20:00 to 21:30
SGT Singapore time (UTC+8)

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.



Title of Presentation



Gaze Behaviours and Test Performances of Native and Non-Native English-Speaking Candidates in a While-Listening Performance Test

Stacy Foo & Vahid Aryadoust 


Using eye-tracking in research on audio-only listening tests

Franz Holzknecht


Exploring L2 learners’ online processing of automated written corrective feedback: An eye-tracking study

Sha Liu & Guoxing Yu


Investigating test-wiseness strategies via eye tracking

Ruslan Suvorov


Vahid Aryadoust, PhD

Assistant Professor, National Institute of Education of Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.

Vahid has led multiple language assessment projects funded locally and internationally. He has also authored a number of journal articles, book chapters, and books with specific focus on neurocognitive mechanisms of language assessment, psychometrics, and state-of-the-art reviews. His most recent book is entitled Quantitative Data Analysis for Language Assessment (two volumes) published by Routledge.

Professor Guoxing Yu

Professor of Language Assessment, University of Bristol

Dr Guoxing Yu is Professor of Language Assessment, University of Bristol; an Expert Member of European Association for Language Testing and Assessment. He is an Executive Editor of Assessment in Education (since 2010), and serves on the editorial boards of Language Testing, Language Assessment Quarterly, Assessing Writing, and Language Testing in Asia.