The 3rd International Language Assessment Conference in Egypt (ILACE) 2017

From: 9/25/2016   To: 10/1/2017


We are pleased to announce our confirmed plenary speakers for ILACE 2017: Dr. Dudley Reynolds and Dr. Christine Coombe! 



 Dudley Reynolds is the Past-President of the TESOL International Association and a Teaching Professor of English at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar where he teaches first-year writing. His research focuses on the development, assessment, and teaching of second language reading and writing. He is the author of One on One with Second Language Writers: A Guide for Writing Tutors, Teachers, and Consultants (University of Michigan Press, 2009) and Assessing Writing, Assessing Learning (University of Michigan Press, 2010) as well as numerous articles and book chapters. Over his career he has taught elementary, IEP, and MA TESOL students. He was the Lead-PI for a Qatar National Research Fund grant on “Improving Reading Skills in the Middle School Science Classroom” and is currently working on a second project: “Learning4Teaching-Qatar: Examining Qatari teachers’ experiences of professional development in English language teaching.”


Christine Coombe has a Ph.D in Foreign/Second Language Education from The Ohio State University.  She is currently on the English faculty of Dubai Men's College.  She is the former Testing and Measurements Supervisor at UAE University and Assessment Coordinator of Zayed University. Christine is co-editor of Assessment Practices (2003, TESOL Publications); co-author, A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners (2007, University of Michigan Press); co-editor, Evaluating Teacher Effectiveness in EF/SL Contexts (2007, UMP); co-editor, Leadership in English Language Teaching and Learning (2008, UMP), The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment (2012, Cambridge University Press) among many other publications. Christine’s forthcoming books are on evaluation in the MENA and life skills education. She has won many awards including: 2002 Spaan Fellowship for Research in Second/Foreign Language Assessment; 2002-03 TOEFL Outstanding Young Scholar Award; TOEFL Board Grant for 2003-04, 2005-06, 2007-08 and 2009-10 for her work in delivering assessment training assessment in developing countries. Christine has lived and worked in the Arabian Gulf for the past 23 years.  She has served as the President and Conference Chair of TESOL Arabia and as the founder and co-chair of the TESOL Arabia Testing Special Interest Group.