Mag. Dr. Armin Berger, MA
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Heaney, H & Berger, A 2018, Devloping rating instruments for the assessment of Academic Writing and Speaking at Austrian university English departments. in G Sigott (ed.), Language testing in Austria: Taking stock. vol. 40, Language Testing and Evaluation, Peter Lang, Berlin, pp. 325-346.

Berger, A & Heaney, H 2018, Extending CEFR descriptors for an analytic rating scale of academic writing at C1 to C2 - a stop-gap measure? in Der Gemeinsame Europäische Referenzrahmen für Sprachen und seine Adaption im Hochschulkontext: 6. Bremer Symposion zum Sprachenlernen und -lehren. Fremdsprachen in Lehre und Forschung, vol. 51, AKS-Verlag, Bochum, pp. 106-117.

Berger, A 2018, Rating scale validation for the assessment of spoken English as tertiary level. in Language testing in Austria: Taking stock. Language Testing and Evaluation, vol. 40, Peter Lang, Berlin, pp. 679-702.

Berger, A 2017, 'Assessing academic speaking skills: From local rating scales to common reference points' 6th Bremen Symposium, Bremen, Germany, 24/02/17 - 25/02/17, .


Berger, A 2015, Validating analytic rating scales: A multi-method approach to scaling descriptors for assessing academic speaking. Language Testing and Evaluation, vol. 37, Peter Lang, Frankfurt am Main, Bern, Bruxelles, New York, Oxford, Warszawa, Wien.

Berger, A 2011, Creating language-assessment literacy: A model for teacher education. in J Hüttner, B Mehlmauer-Larcher, S Reichl & B Schiftner (eds), Theory and practice in EFL teacher education: Bridging the gap. New Perspectives on Language and Education, vol. 22, Multilingual Matters, Bristol, pp. 57-82.

Berger, A 2010, German. in R Walker (ed.), Teaching the pronunciation of English as a lingua franca. Oxford Handbooks for Language Teachers, Oxford University Press, Oxford, pp. 107-110.



The implications of a competence-based approach to the EFL classroom

Armin Berger (Speaker), Helen Heaney (Speaker), Barbara Mehlmauer-Larcher (Speaker)
15 Feb 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


What the new “can do” descriptors can do for classroom assessment

Armin Berger (Speaker)
27 Jan 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science



Extending CEFR descriptors for an analytic rating scale of academic writing at C1 to C2 – a stop-gap measure?

Armin Berger (Speaker), Helen Heaney (Speaker)
24 Feb 2017

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Assessing speaking proficiency: An empirical definition of progression

Armin Berger (Keynote speaker)
20 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Assessing academic speaking skills: Rating scales as the de facto test construct

Armin Berger (Speaker)
16 May 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Countdown to the new standardized Matura: Assessing speaking

Armin Berger (Speaker), Helen Heaney (Speaker)
26 Apr 2014

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Public


Validating analytic rating scales for assessing speaking at C1 and above

Armin Berger (Speaker)
2 Jun 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Validating analytic rating scales for speaking at tertiary level

Armin Berger (Speaker)
16 Sep 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Testing advanced second language speaking: the validation of rating scales

Armin Berger (Speaker)
14 May 2011

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Mind the gap? – Bridging the theory-practice divide in language testing

Armin Berger (Speaker)
26 Feb 2009

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


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