Events

April 3 2014, England. Annette Capel will be giving a workshop at IATEFL in Harrogate. The workshop will focus on CEFR levels B1 and B2, looking at the vocabulary and grammar learners know at use at these levels, and answering questions like 'How is a C1 learner different from a B2 learner?" and "What does it mean to move beyond the B levels?" Further details available here.

March 29-30 2014, Switzerland. At the 10th Annual Cambridge English Spring Seminar in Horgen, Annette Capel will be giving a talk on English Profile and the CEFR in practice, followed by a workshop session on the B2 level. Details are not yet finalised; click here for more information.

November 23 2013, Catalonia. Ben Knight will be giving a talk entitled 'The English Profile project: how do we know what to teach at each CEFR level?' at the first annual conference for ELT professionals in Barcelona. Further details, including the programme, can be found here.

November 9, 2013, Switzerland. Annette Capel will be teaching at a workshop in Fribourg. Further details available here.

November 4-8 2013, Italy. Annette Capel will be talking about the English Vocabulary Profile at a series of Cambridge Days in Naples (4th Nov), Rome (5th Nov), Bologna (6th Nov) and Milan (8th Nov).

June 7-8 2013, Lithuania. Elizabeth Walter will be attending the 7th international Conference of the Lithuanian Association of Language Teachers in Klaipeda. She will be giving a talk entitled 'English Profile: what it is and how to use it'.

May 28 2013, Belgium. Ben Knight of Cambridge University Press will be giving a talk entitled 'The English Profile Project: researching what the CEFR means in terms of specific English linguistic knowledge' at the University of Antwerp, as part of a conference on language testing in Europe. Please click here for further details.

May 15, May 29, and June 19 2013, France: In Lille on the 15th May, in Paris on the 29th May and in Lyon on the 19th June, Annette Capel will be giving a talk entitled 'Spotlight on Learner Writing at B1 and B2 Levels'. Her talk will refer to recent Cambridge Learner Corpus data produced by French exam candidates to explore strengths and weaknesses in learner writing at the B1 and B2 levels. The Cambridge assessment scales for writing now cover four distinct areas of performance: content, communicative achievement, organisation and language. Each aspect will be considered during the session, with suggestions for the development of writing sub-skills and vocabulary that are of relevance to English language classes at B1 level and above. Reference will also be made to the English Vocabulary Profile.

May 4th, 2013, Germany: Gary Anderson gave a talk about English Profile at the ELTABB EAP 2013 conference on the future of English for Academic purposes. The venue will be the Humboldt university, Berlin; please click here for further information.

April 8th 2013, UK:IATEFL, Liverpool. At a pre-conference event organised by the IATEFL testing, evaluation and Assessment SIG, Angeliki Salamoura of Cambridge English Language Assessment gave a workshop entitled 'Assessing grammar and meaning: the means or the message: insights from English Profile'. Angeliki addressed questions like: how can we define the criterial features of learner language that differentiate performance across the CEFR levels? What are some examples of such features? Are the features the same for different L1 groups of learners? Are these features reflected in the assessment scale criteria, and how can the features be used for assessment purposes? 

March 23rd, 2013, Switzerland. Anne O'Keeffe gave a plenary talk at the Cambridge ESOL spring seminar in Horgen. Her talk was entitled 'Grammar across levels: an examination of how learners’ grammar competence grows' and drew on her work for the English Grammar Profile.

March 6 and March 7 2013, The Netherlands: In Nijmegen on the 6th, and in Leiden on the 7th, Annette Capel ran practical sessions which used recent Cambridge Learner Corpus data produced by Dutch exam candidates to explore their strengths and weaknesses in writing at the B2 and C1 levels. The Cambridge assessment scales for writing now cover four distinct areas of performance: content, communicative achievement, organisation and language. Each aspect was considered during the session, with suggestions for the development of appropriate sub-skills and vocabulary. Reference was also made to the English Vocabulary Profile.

February 7-8 2013, England: English Profile held its fourteenth research seminar in Cambridge, hosted by Cambridge University Press. You can view the programme here.

November 10 2012, England: Liz Walter gave a presentation about English Profile at the English UK teachers' conference which was held at Prospero house in London.  She spoke specifically about the English Vocabulary Profile, explaining the research behind it and discussing the issues that arise at the different CEF levels.

October 10-11 2012, Germany:  English Profile held its 13th Network Seminar in Cologne at the Fachhochschule Köln. The Fachhochschule is one of the partners in the EU-funded English Profile Network project and the event was hosted by John Stanley. As with previous seminars in the series, this event involved an international group of presenters and delegates, with workshops and presentations for teachers and academics. The focus was on informing the local teaching and research community about English Profile, with emphasis on the practical applications of English Profile's findings.

June 21-23 2012, Austria: Nick Saville and Angeliki Salamoura contributed to the ACTFL-CEFR Symposium 2012, which was held at the European Centre for Modern Languages (ECML) in Graz. Its goal was to look at the implications of cross-walks between the ACTFL Guidelines and the CEFR for learning/teaching systems, based on standards for teacher training and for assessment/certification. http://www.unileipzig.de/actflcefr/

June 1 2012, Austria: Maria Belen Diez-Bedmar gave a presentation entitled 'Learner corpora and assessment: looking for critical features at various CEFR levels' at the 2012 EALTA conference. The conference theme was 'Validity in Language Testing and Assessment', and it was held from the 31st of May to the 3rd of June at the University of Innsbruck. http://www.uibk.ac.at/news/ealta-conference2012/ 

May 17-19 2012, Turkey: Annette Capel gave a plenary talk at the Cambridge Day in Antalya, at the Club Marco Polo hotel. Annette's practical session, entitled 'Insights from the English Vocabulary Profile - a powerful electonic resource' offered interesting evidence on the words and senses learners know and use.

April 26-27 2012,Lithuania: Annette Capel gave a plenary talk at the 5th International Conference, held at the Lithuanian University of Educational Sciences (LUES) in Vilnius. The event was hosted by LUES, the University of Wroclaw (Poland) and Moscow City Pedagogical University (Russia) and its theme was 'Linguistic, Didactic, and Sociocultural Aspects of Language Functioning'.

April 19-21 2012, The Netherlands: Liz Walter led a workshop entitled 'Insights from the English Vocabulary Profile - a powerful electronic resource' at CLIL 2012. The event took place at the University of Utrecht, and the theme was 'From practice to vision'.

March 1-5 2012, USA:  Dr Angeliki Salamoura and Dr Gad Lim (Research and Validation Department, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations) presented 'Validating a Writing Assessment Scale: Insights from SLA, Corpora, and Computational Linguistics' at the 34th Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) in Princeton. The theme of the event was 'Assessment and Learning: Bridging Diverse Disciplines and Domains'. http://www.ets.org/c/16734/index.html

March 31 2012, France: Annette Capel gave a session on the English Vocabulary Profile (EVP) and presented the third edition of Objective First - a successful preparation course for the (B2) FCE exam - which contains vocabulary sections informed by the EVP. The Cambridge Day was held at the Sorbonne in Paris, and was aimed at primary, secondary and adult language teachers. For more information, please click here.

March 19-23rd 2012, Scotland: Annette Capel, Chief Researcher Editor of the English Vocabulary Profile, discussed getting the best from the resource at the 46th Annual IATEFL Conference and Exhibition. The conference, was held at the Scottish Exhibition & Conference Centre in Glasgow. http://www.iatefl.org/glasgow-2012/46th-annual-conference-and-exhibition

March 12 2012, Austria: Liz Walter, Editorial Project Manager of the English Vocabulary Profile, presented 'The English Profile Project. Making sense of words: The English Vocabulary Profile wordlists project' at the event titled 'English in Profile' on Monday 12th March 2012. The event - organised by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge ESOL and the British Council - took place at the Residence of the British Ambassador, Metternichgasse 6, 1030 Vienna, Austria. http://www.cambridgeesol.at/data/seminar-english-in-profile-wien-2012.pdf

March 09-10 2012, Japan: Kaken Kiban (A) and the British Council hosted 'An International Symposium on the Application of CEFR for English Language Teaching in Japan: The Potential of CEFR-J' where Tony Green (CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire) presented a keynote slot. The event took place at Liberty Tower, Surugadai Campus, Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan.

February 02-03 2012, England: English Profile held a research seminar as part of the 2012 Network Seminar Series at Hughes Hall, Cambridge. Click here to see further details including the programme.

January 13 2012, England: The IVACS Annual Symposium 2012 took place on 13th January at the University of Cambridge (Sidgwick Site). The theme of this year's symposium was 'Speech is where it's at', focusing on speech as the primary form of language and on corpus research relating to spoken data. Among the presenters, English Profile affiliates Anne O'Keeffe, Geraldine Mark and Steve Walsh discussed their latest research for the English Profile project.

December 16 2011, Austria: International Teacher Trainer Gary Anderson of Cambridge University Press gave a workshop on the English Profile Programme and English Vocabulary Resource to teachers from Innsbruck and the surrounding Tirol region. The event, which was organised by Cambridge University Press and PH Tirol, took place at PH Tirol, Innsbruck.

November 25 2011, the Netherlands: Dr Angeliki Salamoura of the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations' Research and Development team presented 'The English Profile Programme: transposing the CEFR into a learning, teaching and assessment context' at the CercleS seminar in Groningen, the Netherlands. The theme of this event was 'Ten years of the CEFR and the ELP'.

November 25 2011, Germany: Roisin Vaughan, Cambridge University Press, discussed the English Profile Programme at the Munich Cambridge Day which took place at Münchner Volkshochschule, Kellerstraße 6.

November 12 2011, England: Prof Mike McCarthy of the University of Nottingham discussed grammar for learners in his talk titled 'Designing a grammar for learners', at the English UK Teacher's Conference, Prospero House, London. http://www.englishuk.com/en/training/conferences/elt-teachers-conference

October 13 2011, Luxembourg: Annette Capel, who leads the team compiling and validating the English Vocabulary Profile, gave a workshop entitled 'Insights from the English Vocabulary Profile - A powerful electronic resource' at the Cambridge Day in Pierre Dupong, Luxembourg.

October 13-16 2011, United States: Angeliki Salamoura and Gad Lim (University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations) presented 'Data driven analyses of learner corpora: Describing CEFR levels and defining assessment criteria' as part of the Special Colloquium titled 'Interfaces between Second Language Acquisition and Language Assessment: The Next Generation', organised by Carol A. Chapelle and Dan Douglas of Iowa State University. The SLRF 2011 Conference took place from 13-16 October at Iowa State University. http://apling.public.iastate.edu/slrf2011/

October 01 2011, Czech Republic: As part of the English Profile Network Seminar Series 2011, a pedagogic seminar was held in Brno, Czech Republic at Masaryk University, on 01 October 2011. This one-day event was aimed at informing the teaching community across the region about English Profile, and placed emphasis on the practical applications of the programme's findings.

September 22-24 2011, Australia: Mike McCarthy of the University of Nottingham gave a plenary presentation at English Australia's international English language industry event. The event took place in the Hilton Adelaide.

September 22-23 2011, Lithuania: Annette Capel discussed the vocabulary strand of the English Profile Programme at the IATEFL TD SIG and LAKMA Joint Conference, which took place at the Vilnius Pedagogical University in Lithuania. The theme of this event was 'ELT in the digital age'. http://www.lakma.vpu.lt/

September 17 2011, Austria: Annette Capel presented 'Reliable testing at B2 level with the English Vocabulary Profile' at the IATEFL YEA SIG Conference in Innsbruck, Austria. http://tea.iatefl.org/

September 15-17 2011, Belgium: A team of English Profile representatives attended the Learner Corpus Research (LCR) 2011 conference in Louvain-la-Neuve. The theme of the conference was '20 years of learner corpus research: looking back, moving ahead'. http://www.uclouvain.be/en-cecl-lcr2011.html

September 09 2011, Czech Republic: AnneO’Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College, Ireland, gave a plenary talk titled 'Grammar Profile: finding out more about our learners’ grammar' at the IATEFL/ELT Signpost conference, Masaryk University, Brno.

September 09 2011, Czech Republic: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College, Ireland, gave a workshop entitled 'Grammar Profile: finding out more about our learners’ grammar', at the British Council, Prague.

September 1-3 2011, England: Fiona Barker (Cambridge ESOL), Michael McCarthy (University of Nottingham), Brechtje Post and Anke-Elaine Schmidt (both University of Cambridge, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics) presented 'Identifying criterial aspects of pronunciation in L2 English across CEFR levels: Implications for language learning' at the 44th BAAL Conference. The conference took place at the University of West England, Bristol, and the theme was 'The impact of Applied Linguistics'. http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/elc/newsandevents/events/baalconference.aspx

September 1-3 2011, England: Evelina Galaczi (Cambridge ESOL), Brechtje Post, Calbert Graham and Aike Li (all University of Cambridge, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics) presented 'Measuring L2 English phonological proficiency: Implications for language assessment' at the 44th BAAL conference. The conference took place at the University of West England, Bristol and the theme was 'The impact of Applied Linguistics'. http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/elc/newsandevents/events/baalconference.aspx

August 26 2011, China: The University of Cambridge ESOL and Cambridge University Press were pleased to organise a Cambridge Day at the Wenjin Hotel, Beijing, on Friday 26 August 2011. The one-day workshop, with the theme 'English Profile - Introducing the CEFR for English', aimed to provide educators in China with the opportunity to learn about the best contemporary methodology and framework in English language learning, teaching and assessment. Presenters included David Graddol (City University of Hong Kong), Tony Green (CRELLA), Brechtje Post, Angeliki Salamoura & Nick Saville (Cambridge ESOL).

August 24 2011, China: On Wednesday 24th August, a team of English Profile representatives presented 'Developing Reference Level Descriptions and implications for assessment' as part of the 16th AILA World Congress at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. The theme of this year's conference was 'Harmony in diversity: language, culture, society' and the team included Tony Green (CRELLA), John Hawkins, Michael McCarthy (University of Nottingham), Brechtje Post, Angeliki Salamoura & Nick Saville (Cambridge ESOL). http://www.aila.info/

July 14-16 2011, Paraguay: On Friday 15 July, Joanna Raskin presented 'The English Vocabulary Profile: A1-C2 level words and phrases' as part of the 13th LABCI Conference in Asuncion. The theme of the event was 'Moving towards higher performance in ELT'. http://www.labci2011.org.py/

July 07-09 2011, Poland: Annette Capel, chief research editor of the English Vocabulary Profile, and Angeliki Salamoura (Cambridge ESOL) presented 'Building the English Vocabulary Profile for the CEFR: implications for learning, teaching and assessment' during their keynote slot at the ALTE 4th International Conference on the 8 July. The event took place at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland, from 7-9 July. The theme of this event was 'The Impact of Language Frameworks on Assessment, Learning and Teaching, viewed from the perspectives of Policies, Procedures and Challenges'. http://www.alte.org/2011/index.htm

May 19-22 2011, Turkey: Branko Stojanovic (Cambridge University Press, Serbia) led a workshop session on English Profile at the Dunya Aktuel ELT Symposium which took place in Antalya, Turkey. The event included presentations by Cambridge University Press authors along with teacher trainers from Turkey and abroad.

May 5-7 2011, Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina: International Teacher Trainer Gary Anderson presented the English Profile project to delegates attending the 1st International Conference on Foreign Language Teaching and Applied Linguistics, 5-7 May 2011. This event, which was sponsored by Cambridge University Press and the British Council among others, took place at the International Burch University in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. http://fltal.ibu.edu.ba/

April 30 2011, Czech Republic: International Teacher Trainer Gary Anderson presented the English Profile programme to delegates attending the Cambridge Day, which was aimed at teachers of young adults and adults. This event, which took place on 30th April, was organised by Cambridge University Press and Cambridge ESOL and hosted by the Masaryk Institute of Higher Education, Prague.

April 29 2011, Belgium: Liz Walter, who works as a project manager and editor in the English Vocabulary Profile team, presented the English Profile project to delegates attending the CEFR Conference for Teachers on the 29th of April. This event was organised by British Council Brussels and the Language Rich Europe project.

April 15-19 2011, England: Prof Michael McCarthy (University of Nottingham), Prof Ron Carter (University of Nottingham), Dr Anne O'Keeffe (Mary Immaculate College) and Geraldine Mark presented 'What Should a Learner's Grammar for B2 Learners Include?' at the 45th International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Conference and Exhibition in Brighton.
http://www.iatefl.org/brighton-2011/45th-annual-conference-and-exhibition-2011/

April 15-19 2011, England: Annette Capel, who leads the team researching and compiling the English Vocabulary Profile, presented 'Profiling A1-C2 Vocabulary: completing the English Vocabulary Profile' at the 45th International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) Conference and Exhibition in Brighton.
http://www.iatefl.org/brighton-2011/45th-annual-conference-and-exhibition-2011/ 

April 7-10 2011, Croatia: Dr Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick, Ireland, spoke about English Profile at the 19th Annual HUPE Conference which took place at the Grand Hotel Adriatic in Opatija.

March 31-April 01 2011, France: Annette Capel presented 'English Profile: an exciting programme that concerns us all' at the France Centre Exams Manager's Meeting which took place at the Petit Louvre, Avignon. http://www.le-petitlouvre.com/location-salle-avignon.html  

March 21-25 2011, Russia: Gary Anderson, an international Teacher Trainer working for Cambridge University Press, travelled to Russia to present English Profile and other ELT resources.

March 5 2011, Spain: English Profile Project Manager Dr Julia Harrison and Cambridge ESOL's Dr Angeliki Salamoura travelled to Alicante to lead a workshop on 'The CEFR and English Profile in the classroom'. The event, hosted by the Escuela Oficial de Idiomas, Alicante, was aimed at English language teachers in the region.

February 12 2011, Switzerland: Annette Capel, who leads the team compiling and validating the English Vocabulary Profile, delivered an opening plenary in which she discussed the development of the project. The mini Cambridge Day took place at IFAGE, Geneva and was organised in association with the Foundation for Adult Education (IFAGE) and the English Teacher's Association of Switzerland (ETAS).

February 10-11 2011, England: The 10th English Profile Network seminar took place at the University Centre in Cambridge. The two day event focused on the latest findings produced by English Profile researchers. Speakers included: Prof Michael McCarthy (The University of Nottingham), Dr Tony Green (CRELLA), Dr Anne O'Keeffe (Mary Immaculate College) and Geraldine Mark.

January 21 2011, England: Dr Anne O'Keeffe (Mary Immaculate College) and Geraldine Mark presented 'Profiling Grammar competence: one year on...' at the IVACS Annual Symposium held in Newcastle. The theme of this year's seminar was 'Approaches to analyzing discourse'. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/news/seminars/item/ivacs-annual-symposium

January 21 2011, England: Prof Michael McCarthy (University of Nottingham) and Paula Buttery (University of Cambridge) presented 'Lexis in spoken discourse' at the IVACS Annual Symposium held in Newcastle. The theme of this year's seminar was 'Approaches to analyzing discourse'. http://www.ncl.ac.uk/linguistics/news/seminars/item/ivacs-annual-symposium

January 6 2011, England: Annette Capel, who leads the team compiling and validating the English Vocabulary Profile, discussed the latest developments of the vocabulary resource at the IH World Conference in London.

December 3 2010, Ireland: Anne O'Keeffe and Geraldine Mark presented 'Using a corpus to empically profile the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for English' at the University of Limerick.

November 27 2010, Serbia: Angeliki Salamoura of Cambridge ESOL, Julia Harrison of Cambridge University Press and Milan Milanovic of the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, led a EU funded English Profile workshop on ‘The CEFR and English Profile in the classroom’ at the International University of Novi Pazar, Novi Pazar. http://www.englishprofile.org/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=4&Itemid=77

November 26 2010, Canada: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick gave a keynote talk titled 'English Profile: Finding out what learners can do' at the English Central Anti-Conference Conference in Ontario.

November 25 2010, Serbia: Angeliki Salamoura of Cambridge ESOL, Julia Harrison of Cambridge University Press and Milan Milanovic of the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, led a EU funded English Profile workshop on ‘The CEFR and English Profile in the classroom’ at the University of Kragujevac, Kragujevac. http://www.englishprofile.org/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=4&Itemid=77

November 24 2010, Serbia: Angeliki Salamoura of Cambridge ESOL, Julia Harrison of Cambridge University Press and Milan Milanovic of the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, led a EU funded English Profile workshop on ‘The CEFR and English Profile in the classroom’ at Megatrend University, Belgrade.http://www.englishprofile.org/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=4&Itemid=77

November 19-20 2010, Italy: Nick Saville and Angeliki Salamoura, both of Cambridge ESOL, presented 'Exemplifying the CEFR: Findings from the English Profile Programme' at TESOL-Italy’s XXXV National Convention, 'Language Flows', Rome. http://www.tesol.it/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=92&Itemid=124&PHPSESSID=63b0263d6a234bc26b14e6c78ba89fcb

November 13 2010, England: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College presented 'What grammar should students know at each level?' at the English UK Teachers' Conference in London. http://www.englishuk.com/training

November 6 2010, Switzerland: Melissa Good of Cambridge University Press delivered a closing plenary on English Profile at the Cambridge Day in Winterthur, hosted by the Zurich University of Applied Sciences.

October 29-30 2010, Spain: Adam Evans of Cambridge University Press, Spain, presented 'English Profile - speaking the same language' at the IATEFL Testing, Evaluation and Assessment SIG and EALTA Conference, Barcelona. The theme of the conference was 'Putting the CEFR to Good Use'. http://www.ealta.eu.org/documents/TEASIG_EALTA_Barcelona_2010_registration.pdf

October 26-30 2010, Canada: Ted Briscoe, Dora Alexopoulou and Helen Yannakoudakis of the University of Cambridge discussed the way in which data-driven approaches such as the English Profile programme can support research on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) in their paper titled 'Investigating Second Language Acquisition using visualisation and network structures'. This presentation took place at the 19th ACM International Conference on 'Information and Knowledge Management', Toronto. http://www.yorku.ca/cikm10/ 

October 22-23 2010, Spain: Two English Profile seminars were held at the Colegio Oficial de Doctores y Licenciados en Filosofia Letras y en Ciencias, Madrid, hosted by JoAnne Neff of the University of Complutense. On the first day, the talks concentrated on in-depth research findings of the English Profile Programme, whereas the talks on the second day were shorter and aimed directly at teachers. http://www.cdlmadrid.org For more information on this event, please click here.

October 14-17 2010, United States: Ted Briscoe, Dora Alexopoulou and Helen Yannakoudakis of the University of Cambridge presented a paper titled ‘From discriminative features to learner grammars: a data driven approach to learner corpora’ as part of the Second Language Research Forum 2010, hosted by the University of Maryland. The theme of the conference was ‘Reconsidering SLA Records: Dimensions and Directions’. http://www.webspace.umd.edu/SLRF2010/

October 7-10 2010, Brazil: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick gave a plenary talk at the Econtro de Linguistica de Corpus (ELC) Conference in Porto Alegre.

September 29 2010, England: Anne O'Keeffe and Geraldine Mark spoke about the Cambridge University Press Learner Grammar Project at the University of Cambridge.

September 24-26 2010, France: Michael McCarthy of the University of Nottingham delivered a plenary talk and led a workshop on English Profile for teachers attending the Cambridge Day. http://www.cambridge.org/gb/elt/?site_locale=en_GB

September 23-25 2010, Austria: Annette Capel, who leads the team compiling and validating the English Vocabulary Profile, presented 'What's this English Profile and why should I know about it?' at the 5th Meeting of the Austrian Association for Language Teaching (OSGD), hosted by Innsbruck University. The theme of the conference was 'Learning languages - developing competencies and testing performance'. https://webapp.uibk.ac.at/abdis_tagung/index.php/oegsd/2010

September 24 2010, Russia: Milan Milanovic of the Faculty of Philology and Arts at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, gave a presentation on English Profile at the Cambridge University Press Moscow Office. Milan talked about the project and provided a detailed demonstration of the data collection process. http://www.englishprofile.org/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=4&Itemid=77

September 23 2010, Russia: Milan Milanovic of the Faculty of Philology and Arts at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, spoke about English Profile at two venues in Moscow. Milan's first talk took place at the Department of Philology, Moscow State University, and his second talk took place at Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages (MIFL). http://www.gaudeamus.ru/eng/main.htm

September 22 2010, Russia: Milan Milanovic of the Faculty of Philology and Arts at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, presented ‘An Introduction to English Profile’ at the 'International Seminar of English Language University Teachers', hosted by the University of Ivanovo. Milan talked about the data collection process and discussed project objectives and outcomes, focusing on Reference Level Descriptions and the English Profile Wordlists. http://www.englishprofile.org/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=4&Itemid=77 

September 22 2010, Russia: Ludmila Gorodetskaya, Professor of Moscow State University and consultant for Cambridge University Press, presented 'English Unlimited: from e-portfolio to blended learning materials' at the 'International Seminar of English Language University Teachers', hosted by the University of Ivanovo. http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/catalog/subject/project/item5629547/?site_locale=en_US

September 9-11 2010, Scotland: Annette Capel, who leads the team compiling and validating the English Vocabulary Profile presented the latest developments of the vocabulary project at the 43rd BAAL Conference in Aberdeen. The theme of the conference was 'Applied Linguistics: Global and Local'. http://www.baal.org.uk/confs_diary.htm#2010_june

September 9-11 2010, Scotland: Masashi Negishi, Yukio Tono and Yoshohito Fujita, of Tokyo University of Foreign Studies, presented 'A validation study of the CEFR levels of phrasal verbs in the English Vocabulary Profile' (formerly known as the English Profile Wordlists) at the 43rd BAAL Conference in Aberdeen. The theme of the conference was 'Applied Linguistics: Global and Local'. http://www.baal.org.uk/confs_diary.htm#2010_june 

September 1-4 2010, Italy: Paul Seedhouse of Newcastle University, an English Profile affiliate, spoke at the ‘Language Learning Roundtable’ as part of the Annual Conference of the European Second Language Association 2010 held at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. http://eurosla.org/eurosla20_LLroundtable.html

August 26-27 2010, Italy: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick presented 'Taking a close look at student grammar in Cambridge exams' as part of the LEND Teachers' Conference in Ancona.

August 25 2010, Italy: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick gave a talk titled 'An overview of English Profile Reference Level Descriptors' at the LEND Teachers' Conference in Ancona.

July 1-3 2010, Czech Republic: Angeliki Salamoura and Hanan Khalifa of Cambridge ESOL presented a paper at the 9th biennial Teaching and Language Corpora conference (TALC 2010) at Masaryk University, Brno. Their talk ‘Using learner corpora to illustrate the CEFR levels: findings from the English Profile Programme’ provided an outline of key findings and methodology from the programme, and discussed how these findings help to distinguish the CEFR levels. http://talc2010.muni.cz 

June 30 2010, Germany: Tony Green of CRELLA at the University of Bedfordshire presented ‘What can a Can Do do?’ at the ACTFL CEFR Alignment Conference at the University of Leipzig. Tony talked about his work developing Can Do statements for the CEFR C levels. To help with Tony’s research, please visit our forum and contribute to his thread: New Can Do statements for C1 and C2. http://www.actfl.org 

June 30 2010, Romania: Teaching Assistant Dina Vïlcu of the Department of Romanian Language, Culture and Civilization at Babes-Bolyai University, Romania, presented to teachers of English or Romanian as a foreign language at the above university. The purpose of the talk was to outline the benefits of contributing data to the Cambridge English Profile Corpus.

June 24 2010, England: Ted Briscoe, Dora Alexopoulou and Helen Yannakoudakis of the University of Cambridge gave a talk titled ‘L1 effects and personalised learning in globalised learning settings’ at the Yorkshire Language Acquisition Group (YACQ) workshop on ‘Applied Generative Second Language Acquisition’, hosted by the University of York. http://www.york.ac.uk/depts/lang/hosted/agsla/index.html 

June 18 2010, Scotland: Anne O’Keeffe and Geraldine Mark presented a paper at the Fifth Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies (IVACS) International Conference on ‘Connecting Corpus Linguistics’, hosted by the University of Edinburgh. Their paper was titled ‘What grammar should students know?’, and discussed initial findings based on their Cambridge Learner Corpus Grammar RLDs project. http://www.education.ed.ac.uk/cpd/IVACS/index.html

May 27 2010, the Netherlands: Tony Green of CRELLA at the University of Bedfordshire presented ‘What can a Can Do do?’ at the EALTA conference in The Hague. Please see June 30 for further details.

May 21 2010, Turkey: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick presented 'Learning from our learners' grammar' at the Dunya Aktuel and Cambridge University Press Teachers' Conference in Antalya.

May 21 2010, Spain: JoAnne Neff of Complutense University, Madrid, presented ‘The Common EU Framework as a Tool for Teaching & Learning Argumentative Writing’ at the Symposium on Second Language Writing in Murcia. http://sslw.asu.edu/2010/index.html

May 15 2010, Turkey: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick gave a plenary talk at Bilgi University in Istanbul. Her talk was titled: 'Learning from our learners' grammar'.

May 15 2010, Turkey: Annette Capel, who leads the team compiling and validating the English Vocabulary Profile delivered a plenary address at the Sixth International ELT Research Conference in Selçuk, Ephesus/Ýzmir. The conference was organized by Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Faculty of Education, ELT Department, in collaboration with the Educational Research Association, Turkey. Annette’s plenary discussed the latest developments of the Vocabulary Profile. http://www.comuelt.com

May 14 2010, Serbia: Milan Milanovic of the Faculty of Philology and Arts at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, gave a talk at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Nis. Milan introduced the English Profile Programme, discussed its aims and outlined the English Profile data collection process. http://www.englishprofile.org/index.php?option=com_jforms&view=form&id=4&Itemid=77 

May 12-14 2010, Italy: Luna Filipovic of the University of Cambridge and Angeliki Salamoura of Cambridge ESOL gave a workshop on 'Criterial features in Reference Level Descriptions (RLDs): Implication for Assessment' at the Association of Language Testers in Europe (ALTE) 38th Meeting and Conference, hosted by the French Cultural Institute, Rome. http://www.alte.org/news/newsitem.php?newsID=207

May 7 2010, Serbia: Milan Milanovic of the Faculty of Philology and Arts at the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, gave a talk about English Profile at The International University of Novi Pazar. http://www.englishprofile.org/ 

April 28 2010, the Netherlands: Gary Anderson, International Teacher Trainer for Cambridge University Press, gave a talk on ‘Profiling English Profile’ at an English for Schools Day in Utrecht. https://www.cambridge.org/elt/resources/blog/

April 7-11 2010, England: Melissa Good from English Profile partner Cambridge University Press, and Dr Anne O’Keeffe from the University of Limerick’s Mary Immaculate College, presented ‘English Profile: Why we want you in our community’ at the International Association of Teachers of English as a Foreign Language (IATEFL) conference in Harrogate. http://www.iatefl.org/events/iatefl-annual-conference-and-exhibition 

February 17-20 2010, Czech Republic: Annette Capel, who leads the team compiling and validating the English Vocabulary Profile presented to over 250 teachers at a Cambridge Exams event.

February 12 2010, Serbia: Milan Milanovic of the University of Kragujevac, Serbia, talked about English Profile at the Faculty of Philosophy, University of Novi Sad. http://www.englishprofile.org/

February 3-4 2010, England: English Profile hosted their eighth Network Seminar at Hughes Hall in Cambridge. The seminar featured updates on the latest English Profile activities and identified targets for future projects. http://www.englishprofile.org/ 

January 22 2010, England: Anne O'Keeffe of Mary Immaculate College in Limerick presented 'What learners can do, could do better or should do more of? A look at the Cambridge Learner Corpus and what it might tell you' at the IVACS symposium in Leeds. The theme of the conference was 'Interpreting corpora'. http://www.mic.ul.ie/ivacs/

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