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Dr. Michelle Raquel

Senior Lecturer

  • PhD Education, University of Tasmania, Australia
  • MA ¬†Teaching the English language, De La Salle University, The Philippines
  • BSc Commerce-Applied Corporate Management, De La Salle University, The Philippines

Michelle is a Senior Lecturer at the Centre for Applied English Studies. She is the project leader of the Communication-intensive Courses (CiC) initiative since it was launched in 2018. She has a PhD in Education and has taught undergraduate and postgraduate applied linguistic courses in different Hong Kong universities for more than 15 years. In addition, she has had 14 years of project management experience as she was project manager of several large-scale inter-institutional language assessment projects and was part of the team that launched the Writing Across the Curriculum (WAC) programme at the HK Polytechnic University. Her research expertise is quantitative data analysis, specifically Rasch measurement, and has published several articles in international journals on this topic as well as academic English, diagnostic assessment, dynamic assessment of English second language dramatic skills, and English for specific purposes (ESP) testing. Michelle’s research areas are classroom-based assessment, diagnostic assessment, and workplace assessment. Her current publications are books on Quantitative Data Analysis for Language Assessment: Volumes I and II published by Routledge.

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Professional Affiliations:

  • International Language Testing Association (ILTA)
  • European Language Testing Association (EALTA)
  • Asian Association for Language Assessment (AALA)

Selected Publications / Presentations:

  • Raquel, M. R.(2019). The Rasch measurement approach to Differential Item Functioning (DIF) analysis in language assessment research. In V. Aryadoust & M. Raquel (Eds),Quantitative Data Analysis Methods for
    Language Assessment Volume I: Fundamental Techniques
    (pp. 105-131). London, UK: Routledge.
  • Lockwood, J. & Raquel, M. R. (2019). Can subject matter experts rate the English language skills of customer services (CSRs) at work in Indian call centres? Language Assessment Quarterly, 6(1), 87-104, doi: 10.1080/15434303.2019.1604711.
  • Crosthwaite, P. R., & Raquel, M. (2019). Validating an L2 academic group oral assessment: Insights from a spoken learner corpus. Language Assessment Quarterly, 6(1), 39-63, doi:10.1080/15434303.2019.1572149

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