Francis Scott Walters

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Research Interests

Language testing and assessment, TESOL teacher education, L2 pragmatics, conversation analysis

Professional Information

My current focus is in developing CA-informed tests (CAIT) -- that is, assessments of L2 oral pragmatics ability that are based upon the findings and methodology of conversation analysis (CA). A second area of interest is in the assessment-literacy acquisition processes of L2 classroom teachers, with possible applications to teacher education. I also have more general interests in conversation analysis, test validity theory, and the philosophy of science.


University of Illinois (2004), California State University at Dominguez Hills (1991), Illinois State University (1982)


EIL 460 (Principles of Language Testing), EIL 489 (Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Acquisition), EIL 412 (TESL Practicum), EIL 411 (Intro to TESL Methodology), ESL 508 (Seminar for International TAs), ESL 511 (Written and Oral Communication). ESL 512 (Intro to Academic Writing), ESL 515 (Intro to Academic Writing), ESL 592 (Advanced Academic Writing), ESL 593 (Advanced Academic Presentations), ESL 115 (Principles of Academic Writing), ESL 111 (Intro to Academic Writing I), ESL 112 (Intro to Academic Writing II)

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4080 FLB, MC-168, 707 S. Mathews St., Urbana, IL 61801

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