Mag. Dr. Helen Heaney, BA
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Heaney, H., & Berger, A. (2019). From local islands of knowledge to a shared, global understanding: a concept for improving assessment literacy in pre-service teachers of English at Vienna University, Austria. In C. Falkenhagen, H. Funk, M. Reinfried, & L. Volkmann (Eds.), Sprachen lernen integriert - global, regional, lokal: Dokumentation zum 27. Kongress für Fremdsprachendidaktik der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Fremdsprachenforschung (DGFF) Jena, 27.-30. September 2017 (pp. 187-200). Schneider Verlag Hohengehren GmbH. Beiträge zur Fremdsprachenforschung, Vol.. 15

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, pp. 325-346). Peter Lang. Language Testing and Evaluation

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 (pp. 106-117). AKS-Verlag. Fremdsprachen in Lehre und Forschung, Vol.. 51

Heaney, H. (2018). Operationalizing expeditious reading strategies in tests of English as a foreign language. In G. Sigott (Ed.), Language testing in Austria: Taking stock (Vol. 40, pp. 703-721). Peter Lang. Language Testing and Evaluation



Heaney, H. (2011). Does my text mean the same as yours? Cultural bias in reading tests. In M. B. Vukanovic, & I. Vodopija-Krstanovic (Eds.), The Global and Local Dimensions of English: Exploring Issues of Language and Culture (pp. 45-58). LIT Verlag.


Heaney, H. (2009). The role of memory while reading. In P. Antonitsch, A. Scherbantin, A. Theuermann, & V. Wakounig (Eds.), Zeit erinnern. Zum interdisziplinären und pädagogischen Umgang mit Zeit und Erinnerung (pp. 171-191). Drava Verlag.

Heaney, H. (2007). Reading for bachelors – mistressing reading skills. In E-M. Graf, & A. R. James (Eds.), English Studies in Flux. New Peaks, New Shores, New Crossings (pp. 127-137). Narr Verlag.

Curriculum vitae

2011 PhD (Dr.phil.) in Applied Linguistics (testing), University of Klagenfurt
1993 Master's degree (Mag.phil.) in English and French (teacher education), University of Klagenfurt
1988 B.A. (Honours) in German and French, University of Durham, Great Britain

Teaching

Current position: Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Vienna (teacher education, linguistics, language programme)
Research and teaching post at the Department of English, University of Klagenfurt (teacher education, linguistics, language programme)
ESP (medical English, business English, Export & Tourism, Business Administration, Media and Communications, Computing)
Team teacher in CLIL programme at a grammar school in Klagenfurt (music, natural sciences)
Teacher of English and French at secondary school, Austria

Research interests

Teacher education: English as a Foreign Language
Language testing
Reading skills & strategies

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



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


Symposium: Competence-oriented foreign language education: making competence uptake visible through lesson study

Helen Heaney (Contributor)
3 Sep 2016

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Keep calm and carry on skimming: an exploration of expeditious reading strategies

Helen Heaney (Speaker)
17 Oct 2015

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


Testing and investigating expeditious reading strategies

Helen Heaney (Speaker)
10 May 2012

Activity: Talks and presentationsTalk or oral contributionScience to Science


Department of English and American Studies

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