Aaron Olaf Batty

Aaron Olaf Batty

Associate Professor
Faculty of Nursing and Medical Care
DegreesBA English, minor in Japanese, certificate in Asian Studies, Colorado State University, 2000; MA English (TESOL), Colorado State University, 2005; PhD Applied Linguistics (Language Testing), Lancaster University, 2017
Short BiographyEDUCATION

Ph.D., Applied Linguistics, Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK. (2017).

M.A., English (TESOL), with distinction, Colorado State University, Fort
Collins, Colorado, USA. June 2005.

B.A., English, cum laude, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA. December 1999.


Visiting Lecturer (Full-time), Faculty of Environment and Information Studies, Keio University

Senior Lecturer, English Language Institute, Kanda University of International Studies

Project Coordinator, Kanda English Proficiency Test (KEPT), English Language Institute, Kanda University of International Studies
Areas of ExpertiseApplied linguistics, English education, language testing, assessment, item response theory (IRT), Rasch models
AffiliationsLancaster University (UK)
Selected Publications― Selected Publications ―

Batty, A. O. (in press). Investigating the impact of nonverbal communication cues on listening item types. In E. Wagner & G. J. Ockey (Eds.), Emerging issues in the assessment of second language listening. John Benjamins Publishing.

Batty, A. O., & Stewart, J. (2015). Theoretical underpinnings of an objective test of communicative competence in Japan. In V. Aryadoust & J. Fox (Eds.), Trends in language assessment research and practice: The view from the Middle East and the Pacific Rim (pp. 387–413). Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Batty, A. O. (2015). A comparison of video- and audio-mediated listening tests with many-facet Rasch modeling and differential distractor functioning. Language Testing, 32(1), 3–20. doi:10.1177/0265532214531254

Stewart, J., Batty, A. O., & Bovee, N. (2012). Comparing multidimensional and continuum models of vocabulary acquisition: An empirical examination of the Vocabulary Knowledge Scale. TESOL Quarterly 35. 695-721. doi: 10.1002/tesq.35

Batty, A. O. (2007). Vocabulary depth in written and oral assessment. In K. Brandford-Watts (Ed.), JALT 2006 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT.

― Invited Lectures and Presentations ―

Stewart, J. & Batty, A. O. (2013). Fundamentals of Item Response Theory. 17th Annual Conference of the Japan Language Testing Association, Tokyo, Japan.

Batty, A. O. (2012). Identifying dimensions of vocabulary knowledge in the word associates test. The First Annual JALT Vocabulary SIG Symposium, Fukuoka, Japan.

― Selected Conference Presentations ―

Batty, A. O. (2016). An eye-tracking study of task types and attention to nonverbal cues in video listening tests. To be presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) 2016, Palermo, Italy.

Batty, A. O., & Stewart, J. (2014). A proposal for a socially-fair and objective method of scoring communicative ability. Presented at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) 2014, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Batty, A. O. (2008). Vocabulary learning strategies vs. depth of vocabulary knowledge: Do strategies have any effect? International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA) 2008 World Congress, Essen, Germany.
Contact Information5322 Endo Fujisawa, Kanagawa 252-0882 Japan
Keio University Shonan Fujisawa Campus
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