Corpus-Based Approaches to Language Testing, Lancaster University, 7th March

The ESRC Centre for Corpus Approaches to Social Science (CASS), Lancaster University is organising a free half-day workshop on corpus-based approaches to language testing. The event offers a combination of two lectures and a practical session. The practical session focuses on major corpus techniques used in language assessment research and practice. The workshop is suitable for students, researchers and practitioners interested in language assessment, applied linguistics and corpus methods. No prior knowledge of corpus linguistics is required.  We are delighted that Dr Shelley Staples from the University of Arizona accepted the invitation to give a guest lecture at the event.


The attendance is free, but registration in advance is required since the number of places is limited. Please register via the event page at



11.30-12.00     Registration & Lunch

12.00-12.55     Dana Gablasova:  Corpora in language assessment: An overview

13.00-14.00     Shelley Staples: Using multidimensional analysis for language assessment

14.00-14.25     Tea & coffee break

14.30-16.00     Vaclav Brezina: Corpus methods in language testing (practical lab session)