Carsten Roever is Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics. His research interests are language testing, interlanguage pragmatics and second language acquisition with a particular focus on learning and assessment of interactional competence in a second language.
While his own research focuses on English as a target language, he has also supervised students working on learning of interactional abilities in Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, Indonesian and Vietnamese. Carsten was trained as a secondary school teacher for English (TESOL) and Psychology at Gerhard Mercator University in Duisburg, Germany. He worked as an ESL teacher for business English and subsequently undertook a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition at the University of Hawai'i, where he graduated in 2001 with a dissertation on testing of ESL pragmatics (supervised by Prof. Gabriele Kasper). He worked for a year in test research at Educational Testing Service in Princeton, NJ, before joining the University of Melbourne in 2002 as Lecturer in Applied Linguistics. Carsten has authored a number of articles, book chapters and books, including "Language testing: the social dimension" (Blackwell, 2006) with Tim McNamara and "Testing ESL sociopragmatics" (Lang, 2014) with Cathie Elder and Catriona Fraser. He served as co-editor of the Australian Review of Applied Linguistics from 2009-2015.
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Including L2-English Varieties in Listening Tests for Adolescent ESL Learners: L1 Effects ..
Interactional competence in L2 text-chat interactions: First-idea proffering in task openi..
Diagnosing Cross-Cultural Communicative Ability In English As A Second Language To Improve..
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Consequences of test use: a case study of employers’ voice on the social impact of English certification exit requirements in Taiwan
YC Pan, C ROEVER
Journal article | 2016 | Language Testing in Asia
Background: This study investigates the social impact of a policy requiring university graduates to pass an English proficiency te..
Assessing Language Use in Social Context: A Fresh Look at Tests of Second Language Pragmatics
Conference Proceedings | 2010 | A New Look at Language Teaching and Testing: English as a Subject and Vehicle: Selected papers from the 2009 LTTC International Conference on English Language Teaching and Testing
A comparison of paediatrics occupational therapy university program curricula in New Zealand, Australia, and Canada.
Sylvia Rodger, G Ted Brown, Anita Brown, Carsten Roever
Journal article | 2006 | Physical & Occupational Therapy In Pediatrics
Comparisons were made of the paediatric content of professional entry-level occupational therapy university program curricula in A..
A comparison of Canadian and Australian paediatric occupational therapists.
G Ted Brown, Sylvia Rodger, Anita Brown, Carsten Roever
Journal article | 2005 | Occupational Therapy International
Paediatric occupational therapists were surveyed regarding their practices in Canada and Australia. Two hundred and eighty-nine Ca..
Associate Professor In Applied Linguistics
Languages And Linguistics
Doctor of Philosophy in Second Language Acquisition
University of Hawaii
Certificate in Teaching German as a Foreign Language
1st State Exam for Secondary Schools in TESOL & Psychology
Gerhard Mercator University