Events of the TEVAL SIG

Gerald Talandis Jr.2018 JALT PanSIG Conference.
The TEVAL SIG is sponsoring Jerry Talandis, one of the two featured speakers of this conference. His topic is "Turning Speaking Tasks Into Assessment Activities."

One effective way to assess your students' speaking skills is to turn regular language practice tasks into tests. To do that, you need a feedback loop that provides insight into performance. With such a loop, common practice activities can become assessment activities. In this workshop, we'll examine various strategies for creating such loops by discussing the pros and cons of typical holistic and analytic marking schemes. Guidance for creating effective feedback/marking rubrics will be provided, as well as discussions of the practical issues regarding administration of in-class speaking tests. No previous experience with conducting speaking tests is required.

PanSIG Dates: May 19-20, 2018
Venue: Toyo Gakuen University (Hongo Campus), Tokyo
PanSIG website

JLTA 2018
The JALT TEVAL SIG will co-sponsor JLTA's 2018 conference. Members of JALT TEVAL SIG benefit from discounted conference registration fees for the JLTA annual conference.
Conference title: The 22nd Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association (JLTA)
Dates: September 8th (Saturday) and 9th (Sunday), 2018
Venue: Hokkai-Gakuen University (
Conference Theme: Evaluating Language Assessments in Japan
The call for papers (PDF) submission period is from April 28, 2018 to June 10, 2018.