Slobodanka Dimova

Slobodanka Dimova

Associate Professor

Current research

  • Relationships between language policy and language testing
  • Validation of the Test of Oral English Proficiency for Academic Staff (TOEPAS)
  • Effects of English-medium instruction (EMI) on teaching and learning in higher education
  • Assessment in EMI
  • Teacher's language assessment literacy

Grants

  • Danish National Centre for Foreign Languages (NCFF) (2020-2022): Teachers' language assessment literacy
  • ERASMUS+ Strategic Partnerships (KA2) (2017-2020): rTansnational Alignment of English Competences for University Lectures (TAEC)
  • Danish Ondependent Research Fund (2014): Europan Association of Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA) conference 2015

Teaching

Foreign and second language acqusition and language pedagogy. Courses in: 

  • language testing and assessment
  • socio-pragmatic and cognitive aspects of oral language production
  • quantitatvie and qualitative research methods
  • Danish as a second language acquisition 
  • written communication
  • English language and culture
  • sociolinguistics

Supervision

I welcome Master's and Ph.D. students with interests in the following research areas:

Foreign and second language acquisition and pedagogy; language testing and assessment: standardized and classroom-based; World Englishes; English as a lingua franca; oral language production: cognitive and socio-pragmatic perspectives; quantitative and qualitative research methods; curriculum development and teaching methodology; language policies at the international university; academic language description and use; communicative and authentic task design and analysis; development and evaluation of teaching materials; classroom interaction: scaffolding, teacher talk, student interaction; learning and communication strategies 

Other activities

  • Coordinator, Test of Oral English Proficiency for Academic Staff (TOEPAS)--nominated for University of Copenhagen's Innovation Prize 2017
  • Book Review Editor, Language Testing
  • Member of Editorial Board, Journal of English as a Medium of Instruction
  • Member, Consortium for language and pedagogy (Konsortiet for sprog og fagdidaktik, KSF)
  • Chair, EALTA Membership Committee (Member of EALTA Executive committee)

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