University of Melbourne
Prof. Roever’s 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.
University of Maryland
Over the last 25 years Prof. Ross has taught research methodology and language assessment courses in Japan, Australia, Mexico, and the USA. Areas of recent research include discourse analyses of oral proficiency interviews, the influence of metalinguistic knowledge on proficiency growth, language attrition, and modeling proficiency growth over time.