Kirby Cook Grabowski
Purpura, J., & Grabowski, K. (2013). Advanced workshop on language test development. Institute on Language Assessment, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy.
Purpura, J., & Grabowski, K. (April, 2012). Assessing the Ability to Convey Semantic and Pragmatic Meanings in Language Assessments. (Workshop). Language Testing Research Colloquium. Princeton, NJ.
Grabowski, K. (April, 2010). Examining the dimensions of grammatical form, grammatical meaning, and pragmatic meaning at three levels of ability in a role-play speaking test. (Paper). Symposium at the Language Testing Research Colloquium, Cambridge, U.K.
Purpura, J., Ameriks, Y., Dakin, J.W., & Grabowski, K. (Symposium organizers) (April, 2010). Investigating the grammatical domains of meaning conveyance in language assessments and language assessment frameworks. Language Testing Research Colloquium, Cambridge, U.K.
Grabowski, K. (March, 2010). A discourse analysis of the pragmatic meanings generated on a role-play speaking test designed to measure grammatical and pragmatic knowledge. (Paper). American Association for Applied Linguistics conference, Atlanta, GA.
Purpura, J., Grabowski, K., Ameriks, Y., & Dakin, J.W.(March, 2010). Measuring pragmatic knowledge at multiple proficiency levels. (Paper). American Association for Applied Linguistics conference, Atlanta, GA.
Dakin, J.W., Purpura, J., Grabowski, K., & Ameriks, Y.(March, 2010). What is the nature of grammatical knowledge in the CEFR proficiency scales? (Paper). American Association for Applied Linguistics conference, Atlanta, GA.
Grabowski, K. (February, 2010). Investigating the construct validity of a test designed to measure grammatical and pragmatic knowledge in the context of speaking. (Invited paper) TESOL Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics special lecture series, Teachers College, Columbia University.
Purpura, J., Grabowski, K. , Ameriks, Y., Dakin, J., & DiGennaro, K. (November, 2009). What is the nature of grammatical knowledge in the CEFR proficiency scales? (Paper). East Coast Organization of Language Testers conference, Washington, D.C.
Grabowski, K. (July, 2007). Reconsidering the measurement of pragmatic knowledge using a reciprocal task format. (Paper). Language Testing Research Colloquium, Barcelona, Spain.
Grabowski, K. (October, 2006). Reconsidering the measurement of pragmatic knowledge using a reciprocal task format. (Paper). Colloquium at the East Coast Organization of Language Testers conference, Washington, D.C.
Purpura, J., Cook, K., Graziano-King, J., Kim, J., Krohn, N., & Wiseman, C. (March, 2003). An analysis of the foreign language needs of professional school students at Columbia University: The SIPA Needs Assessment Project. (Paper). Colloquium at the American Association of Applied Linguistics conference, Arlington, Virginia.
Purpura, J., Cook, K., Graziano-King, J., Kim, J., Krohn, N., & Wiseman, C. (October, 2001). The SIPA project. (Paper). Colloquium at the New York State TESOL Conference, Rye Brook, NY.
International Language Testing Association (ILTA) Nominating Committee
Editorial Advisory Board, Language Assessment Quarterly, published by Lawrence Erlbaum. (Editor: Antony Kunnan)
External Reviewer, Language Learning, published by Wiley-Blackwell (Editor: Lourdes Ortega)
2007 to present
Serve as conference proposal evaluator for the AAAL, LTRC, & ECOLT.
Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award for outstanding doctoral dissertation in second/foreign language testing, Educational Testing Service
Research Fellow, Office of Policy and Research, Teachers College, Columbia University
Spaan Fellow, English Language Institute, University of Michigan
François Denoeu Prize, Outstanding Accomplishment, French Language and Literature, Dartmouth College
2009 to present
Serve on various committees and task forces at Teachers College: doctoral qualifying papers, new course approvals, TESOL M.A. exit exam, Community English Program, and others.
2009 to present
Participate in the revision of the M.A. curricula in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Programs.
Served on search committee for Teachers College, TESOL Certificate Program Director
2009 to present
TESOL M.A. Literature Review (exit exam) faculty coordinator for both New York and Tokyo programs.
A&HL 4001: Sociolinguistics & education
Language variation based on social class, race, ethnicity, age, and gender; cross-cultural pragmatics, interactional sociolinguistics, code-switching, language planning, and World Englishes. Pedagogical implications.
A&HL 4085: Pedagogical English grammar
A systematic, in-depth examination of English grammar with particular reference to the teaching and learning of grammar.
A&HL 4088: Second language assessment
Prerequisite: A&HL 4087 or permission of instructor. Priority given to M.A. Applied Linguistics/TESOL students in their last semester. Introduction to language assessment practices including test design, construction, scoring, analysis and reporting; introduction to measurement concepts and basic statistics; and use of SPSS.
A&HT 4301: TESOL novice practicum
Prerequisite: A&HT 4077. This course is designed to develop novice teachers' professional competence in teaching English as a Second Language through experiential knowledge and reflective practice. Students will also teach in the Community English Program (CEP). Special fee: $15.
A&HT 4500: Advanced English language study
Developmental ESL for non-native speakers of English who wish to improve their academic writing and speaking skills; emphasis on writing research papers or giving oral presentations in graduate seminars or other professional venues. Topics and emphasis change each term. Course may be taken more than once. Limit 1 point toward TESOL or Applied Linguistics degree. Special fee: $15.
A&HT 5301: TESOL Specialized Practicum: Integrated Skills
This course is designed help student teachers refine their understanding of, and skills in, implementing and reflecting on their English language teaching. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Special fee: $15.
A&HT 5360: Specialized practica for ESL teachers
Permission of instructor required. These practica offer a teaching experience in TCs Community Language Program (CLP). Special fee: $10.
A&HL 5575: Research literacy in applied linguistics and TESOL
Introduction to quantitative and qualitative research methods with discussion of major research paradigms (experimental, ethnographic, introspective, questionnaire, etc.) and critical review of professional literature in applied linguistics and TESOL.
A&HL 6060: Generalizability Theory for Second Language Assessment Research
Pre- or co-requisites: A&HL 4088; HUDM 4122. Recommended: HUDM 5122. This course introduces students to an overview of generalizability (G) theory and its application in the context of second language (L2) assessment. The goals of this course are to provide the theoretical basis for G-theory in order for students to become well-informed consumers of research in this area and to provide students with the tools necessary to design empirical studies using G-theory analyses in L2 assessment contexts.
A&HL 6089: Second Language Performance Assessment
Pre- or co-requisites: A&HL 4088; HUDM 4122. Recommended: HUDM 5122. This seminar first examines the roots of language performance assessments from Carroll to the present. Then, it explores several potential sources of variation in performance data and discusses how these facets can be modeled. The primary focus of the class will be on the applications of Many-Facet Rasch Measurement (MTFM) to the examination of questions in language performance assessment and in other areas of applied linguistics.
A&HT 6302: TESOL Specialized Practicum: Speaking
The speaking practicum is designed to help students develop and practice their skills in teaching speaking within an integrated, communicative English language curriculum. The course consists of two components: weekly seminars and student teaching in the Community English Program (CEP). Special fee: $15.
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