Carla Schnitzler-Hall

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Carla Schnitzler-Hall

Master of Education, Second Language Teaching: University of Ottawa, 1994;
Bachelor of Education, Primary/Junior: University of Ottawa, 1988;
Bachelor of Arts, Political Science: Carleton University, 1986;
ESL Parts I and II: Ontario Ministry of Education, 1990, 1991.

70, avenue Laurier Est, pièce 027

Bureau : 613-562-5800 poste 8963

Courriel professionnel : cahall@uOttawa.ca

Biographie

Areas of Ongoing Research

  • Computer-mediated pedagogy and second language (L2) oral proficiency testing.
  • Assessment of interactional competence L2 speaking test tasks
  • Examiner training; test development

Publications and Papers Presented

Textbooks Authored:

  • Paribakht, T. S., Hall, C., & Scott, S. (2011). Handbook of Discourse Connectors for ESL Academic Writing. Ottawa: The Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute, University of Ottawa. (120 pp.). 

Refereed Chapters in Books:

  • Hall, C. & Hope, A. (2015).  Socio-historical theory and interactional competence.  In E. Arik (Ed.) New research into language teaching, learning, and assessment (pp. 23-36).  Ankara: Macroworld. ISBN : 9786058615960
  • Burger S., Weinberg A., Hall C., Movassat P., & Hope A.  (2011). French immersion studies at the University of Ottawa: Program evaluation and pedagogical challenges. In T. Fortune, D. Tedick, & D. Christian (Eds.), Immersion Education: Pathways to Bilingualism & Beyond (pp. 123-142).  Toronto: Multilingual Matters.  

Non-refereed Chapters in Books:

  • Hall, C. (2007).  The CLB 5-6 speaking exit tasks exit assessment tasks. In Canadian language benchmarks 5-10:  Assessment tasks (pp. 93-106). Ottawa, ON:  Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Hall, C. (2007).  The CLB 7-10 speaking exit tasks exit assessment tasks. In Canadian language benchmarks 5-10:  Assessment tasks (pp.257-290).  Ottawa, ON:  Citizenship and Immigration Canada.
  • Hall, C. (2007).  The CLB 7-10 listening exit tasks exit assessment tasks. In Canadian language benchmarks 5-10:  Assessment tasks (pp. 213-256).  Ottawa, ON:  Citizenship and Immigration Canada.

Papers in refereed Journals: 

  • Movassat, P., Hall, C., & Hope, A. (2009). Évaluer les habilités réceptives dans les cours d’immersion au niveau universitaire.  L’Association canadienne des professeurs d’immersion, 31(3), p 44-46.
  • Hall, C., & Courchene, B. (2006). Developing a computerized speaking test.  TESL OntarioContact Magazine, 32(1), p. 40-49.

Papers in Refereed Conference Proceedings:  

  • Schnitzler-Hall, C. & Hope, A. (June, 2013). Socio-historical theory and interactional competence. In the Proceedings of the Second Annual Conference on Language and Communication Studies (ILCS, 2013). Izmir, Turkey, June 17-19, pp. 37-52 (ISBN for Proceedings Publication: 978-605-86159-5-3).
  • Paribakht, T.S., Hall, C. & Scott, S. (June 2010). An Examination of the Treatment of Discourse Connectors in ESL Textbooks: Implications for Instruction. In the Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Foreign Languages, Communication and Culture (WEFLA 2010), and the Fourth International Seminar on Canadian Studies, Holguín, Cuba, April 21-23, pp. 1-6 (ISBN for Proceedings Publication: 978-959-16-1205-2). (Available online only: www.wefla.org)

Major invited contributions and/or technical reports:

  • Hall, C. & Hope, A.  (2015, March). Testing speaking made easy. Pre-conference workshop presented at the TESOL 2015 International Convention & English Language Expo, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Hall, C. (2013, November).  Promoting language retention: The immersion program at the University of Ottawa. Paper presented to municipal and provincial government officials, Chaoyang, Liaoning Province, China.
  • Hall, C. (2012, February). Preparing Candidates for the IELTS.  Panel Presenter at the TESL Ottawa Conference, Ottawa, Ontario. 
  • Hall, C., &Hope, A. (2009, October).A Systematic Approach to Teaching Listening. Paper presented at the TESL Ottawa Fall Conference, Ottawa Ontario.
  • Hope, A., & Hall, C. (2009, April).Key Note: Testing for Effective Teaching and Learning. Paper presented at the TESL Ottawa conference, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Hall, C., & Hope, A. (2009, March).  Developing Listening Activities. Paper presented at the Ottawa Carleton School Board, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Hope, A., & Hall, C. (2008, January). Multiple Choice Testing. Paper presented at the Ottawa Carleton School Board, Ottawa, Ontario.

Abstracts and/or papers read:

  • Hall, C. & Hope, A. (2015, Oct.). Tapping interactional competence in video-conferenced tests. Paper presented at TESL Canada. Lake Louise, Alberta.
  • Hope, A. & Hall, C. (2015, Oct.). Incorporating interaction into speaking test rubrics. Paper presented at TESL Canada. Lake Louise, Alberta.
  • Hall, C.  (2015, May).  Exploring computer-mediated second language speaking tests.  Paper presented at the Rethinking Language, Diversity and Education conference, University of the Aegean, Rhodes, Greece.
  • Hall, C. & Hope, A. (2015, March). Tapping interactional competence with different task types. Paper presented at the research symposium: Measuring what counts:  Classroom implication for assessment of interactional competence and for self-assessment, World Congress of Modern Languages, Niagara Falls, Ontario.
  • Hope, A. & Hall, C. (2015, March). Using cloze tests at lower levels. Paper presented at the Linc Day, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Hope, A. & Hall, C. (2014, October). Developing Cloze Exercises for Teaching and Testing. Paper presented at the TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Hall, C. & Hope, A. (2013, November).  Interactional Competence:  Can it be tapped on CLB-based tests?  Paper presented at the research symposium, TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Hall, C. (2013, June).  Socio-historical theory and interactional competence. Paper presented at the International Symposium on Language and Communication, Izmir, Turkey.
  • Hall, C. (2013, May).  A critical discourse analysis: Ranking schools.  Paper presented at the Conference in Critical Social Research / Great Lakes Graduate Conference in Political Economy.  Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario.
  • Hall, C. & Hope, A. (2012, November).  Using Rater Comments for Writing Grid Revision.  Paper presented at the TESL Ontario Conference.  Toronto, Ontario.
  • Hall, C., Paribakht, T. S., & Scott, S.  (2011, August). Investigating the Pedagogy of Discourse Connectors in ESL Textbooks and Classrooms: Implications for Instruction. Paper presented at the AILA Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Movassat, P., Hall, C., & Hope, A. (2011, August).  Native Speaker Perceptions of Second Language Oral Proficiency for Teaching Tasks. Paper presented at the AILA Conference, Beijing, China.
  • Stumpf, C., Hall, C., & Hope, A.  (2011, May). Bridging the Gap: Receptive Skills Activities to Prepare Learners for the Real World.  Paper presented at the BC TEAL Conference, Simon Fraser University.
  • Stumpf, C., Hall, C., & Hope, A. (2011, April). From Classroom to Community:  Authentic Activities that Build Receptive Skills. Paper presented at the TESL Canada Conference, Halifax.
  • Hall, C., Movassat, P., & Hope, A. (2010, April). Exigences de bilinguisme en milieu universitaire: judgements, perceptions and criteria for evaluation.   Paper presented at the CCERBAL 2010 Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.
  • Hall, C., & Hope, A. (2010, April). Teaching and Testing Receptive Skills.  Paper presented at the WEFLA Conference, Holguin, Cuba.
  • Paribakht, T. S., Hall, C., & Scott, S. (2010, April).   An Examination of the Treatment of Discourse Connectors in ESL Textbooks:  Implications for Instruction. Paper presented at the WEFLA Conference, Holguin, Cuba.
  • Hope, A., Movassat, P., & Hall, C. (2009, November). Good enough to teach: Students ratings of second language oral proficiency. Poster presented at the East Coast Association of Language Testing, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
  • Hall, C., Hope, A., & Movassat, P. (2009, April). Testing Receptive Language in Immersion Courses. Poster presented at the CCERBAL 2009 Conference, University of Ottawa, Ottawa.
  • Courchene, B., Hall, C., & Hope, A.  (2008, November). Development of an Online Speaking and Writing Test.  Paper presented at the 34th International Conference on Language Teaching and Learning & Educational Materials Exhibition, National Olympics Memorial Youth Centre, Tokyo, Japan.
  • Hope, A., & Hall, C. (2008, November).  Training Raters for Reliable Speaking Tests.  Paper presented at the TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Hope, A., & Hall, C. (2008, April). Approaches to Foreign Language Testing. Paper presented at the WEFLA Conference, Holguin, Cuba.
  • Hall, C., & Hope, A.  (2007, November). Testing Speaking Using Pictures. Paper presented at the TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Hope, A., & Hall, C. (2006, November). Tips for Designing Multiple Choice Tests. Paper presented at the TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario.
  • Hall, C., Hope, A., & Movassat, P.  (2008, October). Testing Receptive Language in Immersion Courses.  Paper presented in the context of the symposium: Tailoring Language Support to University Content Courses, at the CARLA-CAL Conference, St. Paul, Minnesota, USA.
  • Courchene, B., Hall, C., & Hope, A. (2008, May). Instruments for On-Line Testing. Paper presented at the TESL Ontario Conference, Toronto, Ontario.

Other:

Workshops / Training Presented:

  • Hope, A. & Hall, C. (2016, January 29). Enriching speaking assessment: Interactional competence in test rubrics. Workshop presented at the Language Assessment Research Group, OLBI, University of Ottawa.
  • Hall, C. (2014, December).  Oral Proficiency Test Training. Delivered training to language assessors at CF Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Services, Ottawa.
  • Hall, C. (2014, June). Considerations in task design for L2 speaking tests. Guest lecturer, Carleton University.
  • Hall, C. (2014, June). Teaching reading skills in task-based learning contexts. Delivered workshop to 60 EFL teachers at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Gatineau Campus.  Gatineau, Quebec.
  • Hope, A., & Hall, C. (2013, May).  CanTEST rater training.  Delivered training to CanTEST interviewers at the University of Toronto.
  • Hall, C. (2012, April).  Oral Proficiency Test Training. Delivered training to language assessors at Canadian Forces Personnel and Family Support Services. Ottawa.
  • Hall, C. (2012, March). Second Language Certification Training. Delivered training to SLCT examiner raters at the University of Ottawa.
  • Hall, C., &Sherwood, B. (2011, June).Delivered EAP curriculum training to teachers at the University of Central Asia, Naryn, Kyrgyzstan.
  • Hall, C. (2011, March).  Second Language Certification Training.  Delivered training to SLCT examiner raters at the University of Ottawa.
  • Hope, A., & Hall, C. (2010, May).Aligning the EIP curriculum to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). University of Ottawa.
  • Hall, C. (2009, December).Writing Clearly. Delivered workshop to employees of Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Ottawa.
  • Hall, C. (2010, July). Strategies and Resources for Teaching Reading Skills.  Delivered professional Development for EFL Teachers, Centre international d’études pédagogiques, University of Ottawa.
  • Hall, C. (2009, March). Effective Report Writing. Delivered workshop to students in the EMBA Program, TELFER School of Management.
  • Hall, C. (2009, September). Receptive Skills Pedagogy.  Delivered workshop to Japanese teachers of English -  MEXT Program.
  • Hall, C. (2008, August). Oral Proficiency Test Training Workshop. Delivered at the ILOB Testing Office, University of Ottawa.

Materials Developed:

  • Hall, C. (2011, June).  Speaking and Writing Entrance Exam for the University of Central Asia English for    Academic Purposes Program.
  • Hall, C. (2009, April). Writing Prompts for Professors:  SLCT - Special Purposes Test.
  • Hall, C. (2008). Two sets of speaking exemplars with accompanying explanations for the Oral Proficiency Test.
  • Hall,C. (2008). Training material for the SLCT and the Oral Proficiency Test.  

Scholarly and professional academic activities:

2015                       Peer Reviewer, Journal of Writing Assessment
2015                       Panelist: CELPIP – CLB Correspondence Validation Project – Listening Tests, Paragon Testing Enterprises
2015                       Panellist:  CELPIP – CLB Correspondence Validation Project – Writing Tests, Paragon Testing Enterprises
2013                       Consultant on China-Canada research exchange with the Association for Canadian Studies: Minority Language Education, Shenyang, China
2013                       Panelist for Canadian Language Benchmarks – ETS - TOIEC standard setting study, Toronto, Ontario
2011                       Project Leader, University of Central Asia EAP Curriculum Project, Naryn Kyrgyzstan
2011-                     Member, Canadian English for Academic Purposes Partnership
2011                       Panelist for CAEL – PTE Academic standard setting study, Carleton University
2010                       Consultant, Validation Design for the Canadian Language Benchmarks
2009-2010            Academic Coordinator in the OLBI Partnership with Estrie Language School
2009 -                    Mentor for foreign visiting professors
2009                       Project Leader, Intensive English Program Curriculum Project
2009-                     Language Assessor: EMBA Program, TELFER School of Management
2006-                     Trainer, Second Language Certification Test, University of Ottawa
2006-                     Certified IELTS examiner
2006                       Test Developer: Canadian Language Benchmarks
2005-                     Language Assessor: CanTEST, SLCT
2005                       Test Developer:  The Computerized Productive Skills Test
2004-                     Trainer, Oral Proficiency Test, Crown Corporations: CMHC, Canada Post
2004-                     Certifier, Oral Proficiency Test

Champs d'intérêt

  • Second language testing
  • ESL pedagogy and curriculum development
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