Conference Presentations

Conference presentations (last 5 years; English and Dutch)

2017

Heidrich, E., Van Gorp, K. & L. Giupponi, Challenges and Opportunities of the Big Ten LCTL Partnership. Paper presented at symposium ‘New Paths to Old Problems: Innovative Cures for Atrophying Language Programs’ at Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2017) Conference, Honolulu, Hawai’i, U.S.A., November 10-12, 2017.

Van Gorp, K., Reed, D. & S. Gass, Evaluating the success of an institutional rater training program. Paper presented at Midwest Association of Language Testers 19th Annual Conference (MWALT 2017), Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A, October 28, 2017.

Van Gorp, K., A language assessment policy for schools: The case of Belgium. Paper presented at Midwest Association of Language Testers 19th Annual Conference (MWALT 2017), Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio, U.S.A, October 28, 2017.

Heidrich, E. & Van Gorp, K., The LCTL Partnership. Panel presentation in Panel ‘Sustaining Language Instruction through Course Sharing’ convened by Neal Abraham, Association for Collaborative Leadership 2017 Annual Conference ‘Advancing Higher Education through Sustainable Collaborations’, Albany, NY, U.S.A., October 18-20, 2017.

Van Gorp, K., Shanker, S. & Barros, S., Language Awareness activities: A means of opening multilingual spaces in your classroom. Paper presented at Michigan World Language Association Conference 2017, Lansing, MI, U.S.A., October 12-13, 2017.

Van Gorp, K. & S. Vanhooren, Toward sustainable language assessment: Linking an international language policy with a language assessment policy in schools. Workshop at ALTE 50th Conference Day, KU Leuven, Leuven, Belgium, September 22, 2017.

Van Gorp, K., Bridging the achievement gap through a multilingual language-in-education policy: The case of Flanders, Belgium. Panel presentation at ‘Addressing inequalities, mobility and dislocation: Insights from international and domestic research and practice’, College of Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, U.S.A., June 12-13, 2017.

Van Gorp, K. & P. Van Avermaet, The Challenges of a Learning Oriented and Multilingual School Assessment Policy. Introduction of Panel ‘The challenges of a learning oriented and multilingual school assessment policy’ convened by Koen Van Gorp and Piet Van Avermaet, ALTE 6th International Conference, Bologna, May 3-5, 2017.Other presenters: Piet Van Avermaet, Nick Saville, Stef Slembrouck, Fauve De Backer and James Purpura (discussant).

Van Gorp, K. & J. Ysenbaert, Towards a learning oriented language assessment: The role of a Toolkit Alternative Assessment. Paper presented in Panel ‘The challenges of a learning oriented and multilingual school assessment policy’ convened by Koen Van Gorp and Piet Van Avermaet, ALTE 6th International Conference, Bologna, May 3-5, 2017.Other presenters: Piet Van Avermaet, Nick Saville, Stef Slembrouck, Fauve De Backer and James Purpura (discussant).

Gass, S. & K. Van Gorp, How big should the carrot be? An investigation into effects of differential incentivization on students’ standardized proficiency test scores. Paper presented ay ALTE 6th International Conference, Bologna, May 3-5, 2017.

Van Gorp, K., Reed, D. & S. Gass, Comparing speaking performances across tests and languages: Evaluating the success of an institutional rater training program. Paper presented at ALTE 6th International Conference, Bologna, May 3-5, 2017.

Van Gorp, K., Designing and implementing a task-based language assessment framework for L1 and L2 learners in primary education. Paper presented at at the Seventh Task-Based Language Teaching Conference (TBLT 2017), Barcelona, Spain, April 19-21, 2017.

Long, C. P., Gass, S. & K. Van Gorp, The Big Ten LCTL Partnership. Panel presentation presented in the symposium ‘Course Sharing for Sustainable Programs’ at Columbia University, New York City, NY, U.S.A, April 14-15, 2017.

2016

Spasova, S., Shanker, S. & Van Gorp, K., Level Up: Strategies for Success on the ACTFL OPI. Paper presented at Michigan World Language Association Conference 2016, Lansing, MI, U.S.A., November 10-11, 2016.

Winke, P., Van Gorp, K., Gass, S. & VanPatten, B.,. Paper presented at Midwest Association of Language Testers 18th Annual Conference (MWALT 2016), Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, U.S.A, October 1, 2016.

Long, C. P., Gass, S. & Van Gorp, K. (2016). Big Ten Academic Alliance: LCTL Partnership. Presentation at the September Symposium 2016 ‘Mellon Foreign Language Initiative Kick-Off’ organized by University of Chicago and Michigan State University, Big Ten Conference Center, Rosement, IL, U.S.A., September 11-12, 2016.

Van Gorp, K., The impact of a translanguaging task on linguistic practices in Flemish primary education. Paper presented in the symposium ‘Monolingual habitus / Multilingual realities. Research for the mobilisation of multilingualism in education’ (Organizer: Sara McMonagle, University of Hamburg) at European Conference on Educational Research ‘Leading Education: The Distinct Contributions of Educational Research and Researchers’ (ECER 2016), Dublin, Ireland, August 23-26, 2016.

Van Gorp, K., Improving quality in classroom-based language assessment: The case of a Toolkit Alternative Assessment. Poster presented at LTRC 2016, The 38th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Palermo, Italy, June 21-24, 2016.

VanPatten, B., Gass, S., Winke, P. & Van Gorp, K., Incentivizing students to reach stated proficiency goals. Work-in-progress presented at LTRC 2016, The 38th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Palermo, Italy, June 21-24, 2016.

Van Gorp, K., Sustainable reading education: Connecting students, teachers, subjects and community. Session conducted at 4th Annual National Geographic Learning Symposium “Reading in the 21st Century”, Michigan State University. East Lansing, MI, U.S.A., March 19, 2016.

Van Gorp K., Designing a unified task specification framework for learner-oriented assessment: Integrating task-based language teaching and assessment. Paper presented at Georgetown Roundtable (GURT 2016) “Useful assessment and evaluation in language education”, Georgetown University, Washington DC, U.S.A., March 11-13, 2016.

2015

Van Gorp, K., Evidence-based Effects of Language Awareness: Results of an International Review Study of the Effects of Language Awareness. Paper presented at Zweite Tagung des Forschungsschwerpunktes “Sprachliche Bildung und Mehrsprachigkeit”, University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany, 30 October 2015.

Van Gorp, K., Tasks and translanguaging: real meaning-making practices? In colloquium on Tasks and translanguaging: real meaning-making practices? convened by Koen Van Gorp and Kathelijne Jordens, TBLT 2015 (Task-Based Language Teaching Conference), Leuven, Belgium, 16-18 September 2015. Other presenters: Latisha Mary and Andrea Young, Kathelijne Jordens, Joana Duarte; Discussant: Maria del Pilar García Mayo.

Van Gorp, K. & Verheyen, S., What factors inhibit L2 students’ use of their home languages in a translanguaging task? Paper presented at the Sixth Task-Based Language Teaching Conference (TBLT 2015), Leuven, Belgium, 16-18 September 2015.

Van Gorp, K., Verbindingen leggen. Op weg naar duurzaam leesonderwijs [Making connections. On the road to sustainable reading education]. Plenary address at the ‘Najaarsconferentie Vereniging van Taalspecialisten’ [Fall Conference Organization of Language Specialists], Amersfoort, The Netherlands, 10 September 2015.

Van Gorp, K., Taalbeleid op school: verbindingen maken over vakken, leerjaren, … heen [Language policy at school: making connections between subjects, grades, …]. Plenary Address at ‘Bijscholing 2015’, Stichting Nederlands Onderwijs in het Buitenland (NOB – Dutch Education Worldwide), Brussels, 25 August 2015.

Van Gorp, K., Taalbeleid op school: alle hens aan dek voor een goede taalvaardigheid Nederlands [Language policy at school: All hands on deck for a better language proficiency Dutch]. Plenary Address at Antom de Kom Universiteit van Suriname, Paramaribo, Suriname, 15 July 2015.

Van Gorp, K., De impact van de methodiek ‘Tatertaal’ op het taalstimulerend denken en handelen van kindbegeleiders. Paperpresentatie op de Anéla 2015 Conferentie Toegepaste Taalwetenschap, Egmond aan Zee, Nederland, 22-23 mei 2015.

Van Gorp, K., Integrating task-based language teaching and assessment: towards a unified task specification framework. Paper presented at LTRC 2015, The 37th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Toronto, Canada, 18-20 March 2015.

Van Gorp, K. & Moons, C., The impact of a language stimulation method on the language policy and interactional behavior in multilingual daycare centers. Roundtable presentation at American Association for Applied Linguistics 2015 (AAAL 2015), Toronto, Canada, 21-24 March 2015.

Van Gorp, K., Toetsen: eisen en verwachtingen. De vernieuwing van het Certificaat Nederlands als Vreemde Taal [Tests: demands and expectations. Innovating the Certificate Dutch as a Foreign Language]. Plenary Address at Conference of Teachers Dutch as a Foreign Language 2015, Landesverband der Volkshochschulen von Nordrhein Westfalen [Adult education of the state Nordrhein-Westfalen], Aachen, Germany, 21 February 2015.

 2014

Deygers, B. & Van Gorp, K., Keeping it real: Taks-based language testing. Plenary address at the 45th ALTE Meeting and Conference, London, UK, 19-21 November 2014.

Van Gorp, K., Philips, I. & De Backer, F., Evaluatie als hefboom voor een sterker taalbeleid. Paperpresentatie op de 28ste Conferentie Onderwijs Nederlands, Brugge, België, 14-15 november 2014.

Van Gorp, K., Impact van het inzetten van een meertalige taak op de talige praktijken van leerlingen en leerkrachten in het Vlaamse basisonderwijs. Paperpresentatie op de Anéla Najaarsstudiedag Taal & Onderwijs, Universiteit Utrecht, Utrecht, 31 oktober 2014.

Van Gorp, K., Sterke competenties Nederlands? Het belang van taal- en evaluatiebeleid aan het begin van het secundair onderwijs. Paperpresentatie op de VFO-SSL studiedag ‘Het onderwijs van 12 tot 18: niet van secundair belang!’, KU Leuven, Leuven, 18 september 2014.

Sierens, S., Slembrouck, S., Van Avermaet, P. & Van Gorp, K., Assessing the effects of strategic multilingualism in linguistically diverse classrooms – a matter of conflicting evidence or of incompatible paradigms? Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20 (SS20), University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 15-18 June 2014.

Van der Wildt, A., Strobbe, L., Van Avermaet, P., Van Gorp, K., Van den Branden, K. & Van Houtte, M., A school’s language policy: how policy and teachers’ perceptions on language are co-constructed. Paper presented at Sociolinguistics Symposium 20 (SS20), University of Jyväskylä, Finland, 15-18 June 2014.

Deygers, B. & Van Gorp, K., Determining the predictive validity of high stakes tests of Dutch for academic purposes. Paper presented at LTRC 2014, The 36th Language Testing Research Colloquium, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 4-6 June 2014.

Van der Wildt, A., Strobbe, L., Van Avermaet, P., Van Gorp, K., Van den Branden, K. & Van Houtte, M., Het talenbeleid van scholen: hoe talenbeleid en de percepties van leerkrachten over taal geco-construeerd worden. Paperpresentatie op de Dag van de Sociologie 2014, Antwerpen, 28 mei 2014.

Van Gorp, K., Luyten, L., Steemans, S. & De Wachter, L., A concurrent validity study of two academic placement tests. Paper presented at ALTE 5th International Conference, Paris, 10- 11 April 2014.

Jordens, K., Van den Branden, K. & Van Gorp, K., Multilingual islands in a monolingual sea: a case study in and out the classroom. Paper presented at the invited symposium ‘Urban multilingualism in the European Union: Bridging the Gap between Language Policies and Language Practices’, Royal Flemish Academy of Belgium for Science and the Arts, Brussels, Belgium, 4 April 2014.

Van Avermaet, P., Sierens, S., Slembrouck, S. & Van Gorp, K., Functional multilingual learning: The cognitive and non-cognitive impact of exploiting children’s multilingual repertoires in mainstream classrooms. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics 2014 (AAAL 2014), Portland, OR, USA, 22-25 March 2014.

Sierens, S., Van Avermaet, P., Slembrouck, S. & Van Gorp, K., Challenging the National Monolingual Doxa in Plurilingual Elementary Schools: The Impact of a Local Urban Policy Initiative on Teachers’ Beliefs. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics 2014 (AAAL 2014), Portland, OR, USA, 22-25 March 2014.

Van Gorp, K., Verheyen, S. & Pauwels, W., What factors inhibit L2 students’ use of their home languages in a translanguaging task in Flemish education? Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics 2014 (AAAL 2014), Portland, OR, USA, 22-25 March 2014.

Hemmen, N., Vandommele, G., Van den Branden, K. & Van Gorp, K., Negotiation of L2 lexical items in small-group interaction – a multiple case study. Paper presented at the 24rd Anéla / VIOT Juniorendag, University of Leiden, Leiden, The Netherlands, 7 March 2014.

2013

Van Gorp, K. & Van Bruyssel, E., The impact of a translanguaging task on linguistic practices in Flemish primary education. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT 2013), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 3-5 October 2013.

Deygers, B., Van Gorp, K. & De Wachter, L., Examining the concurrent validity of a task-based and an indirect academic language test. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Task-Based Language (TBLT 2013), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 3-5 October 2013.

Ramaut, G., Sierens, S., Van Avermaet, P. & Van Gorp, K., The impact of the use of L1 on task performance in mainstream multilingual classrooms. Paper presented at the 5th International Conference on Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT(TBLT 2013), Banff, Alberta, Canada, 3-5 October 2013.

Van Gorp, K., Powerful Language Learning Environments as a Means to Develop Academic Language and Literacy in Second Language Learners. Paper presented in the symposium ‘Language and literacy across subjects’ (organizer: Helmut Johannes Vollmer), European Conference on Educational Research ‘Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research’ (ECER 2013), Istanbul, Turkey, 10-13 September 2013.

Van Avermaet, P., Sierens, S., Ramaut, G. & Van Gorp, K., Exploiting Multilingual Repertoires as a Resource for Learning. Paper presented in the symposium ‘ Multilingualism in the Mainstream Classroom as a Means to Enhancing Creativity and Innovation in Education – Examples from Video Studies’ (organizer: Joana Duarte), European Conference on Educational Research ‘Creativity and Innovation in Educational Research’ (ECER 2013), Istanbul, Turkey, 10-13 September 2013.

Deygers, B. & Van Gorp, K., The influence of the CEFR on rating scale design. Paper presented at Language Testing in Europe: Time for a New Framework?, Linguapolis (Universiteit Antwerpen), Antwerpen, 27-29 May 2013.

Van Gorp, K., The impact of a translanguaging task on teachers’ and students’ linguistic practices in Flemish primary education. Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics 2013 (AAAL 2013), Dallas, TX, USA, 16-19 March 2013.

Slembrouck, S., Van Avermaet, P. & Van Gorp, K., Strategies of multilingualism in education for minority children. Plenary address at the International Conference on Urban Multilingualism and Education (UME), Ghent, Belgium, 7-8 March 2013.

Sierens, S., Van Avermaet, P. & Van Gorp, K., Evidence-based effects of language awareness. Results of an international review study of the effects of language awareness. Paper presented in the symposium ‘Language Awareness in Theory and Practice in Flanders, France and The Netherlands’, International Conference on Urban Multilingualism and Education (UME), Ghent, Belgium, 7-8 March 2013.

 2012

Van Gorp, K., De kracht van interactie in het opbouwen van taal en kennis aan het einde van de basisschool. Paperpresentatie op de ‘Zesentwintigste conferentie Het Schoolvak Nederlands’, Katholieke Hogeschool Brugge-Oostende, Brugge, 16 en 17 november 2012.

Van Gorp, K. & Moons, C., Creating rich language environments for more than one language: a work in progress in Flemish preschools. Paper presented in the symposium ‘Language at school: Knowledge on bilingualism and language policy at preschool’ organized by Folkert Kuiken and Marije Michel at Sociolinguistics Symposium 19, Berlin, Germany, 21-24 August 2012.

Van Gorp, K., Meertaligheid in Vlaanderen, een doos van Pandora? Beleidsopvattingen en Stemmen uit de voorschoolse en schoolse praktijk. Paperpresentatie op de 7de Anéla Conferentie, Lunteren, Nederland, 9-11 mei 2012.

Van Gorp, K., Multilingual practices in early childhood education and primary education in Flanders: Opening Pandora’s box? Paper presented at American Association for Applied Linguistics 2012 (AAAL 2012), Boston, MA, USA, 24-27 March 2012.

Van Gorp, K., Creating powerful language learning environments for second language learners. Paper presented at the Intergovernmental seminar on “Meeting the challenge of multilingual classrooms: exploiting plurilingual repertoires, managing transitions and developing proficiency in the language(s) of schooling”, Council of Europe, Language Policy Division, Strasbourg, France, 7-8 March 2012.

Van Avermaet, P. & Van Gorp, K., Meertalig onderwijs: nood aan een nieuw paradigma? Paperpresentatie op het VELON & VELOV congres 2012 ‘Over het muurtje’, Antwerpen, België, 7 februari 2012.