Assistant Professor

English Language & Literature (ELL)

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Research Interests
Language Assessment, Neurocognition and comprehension, Eye-tracking, Quantitative data analysis

  • Vahid Aryadoust, PhD, is Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group. He is the Associate Director of the Global Listening Center, and a member of international associations such as the International Listening Association, American Association of Applied Linguistics, and the Cognitive Science Society. He has provided consultation on language assessment projects to, for example, Paragon Testing Enterprises (Canada), the DELTA Project of Hong Kong, and Learning Resource Network (London). Vahid has led multiple language assessment projects funded by, for example, Cambridge-Michigan Language Assessment (CaMLA) in 2013 and 2010, and published his research in Language Testing, Language Assessment Quarterly, Assessing Writing, Educational Assessment, Educational Psychology, and Computer Assisted Language Learning, etc. He has also (co)authored multiple book chapters and books published by Routledge, Cambridge University Press, Springer, Cambridge Scholar Publishing, Wiley Blackwell, etc.  

    In addition, Vahid has served as the Principle Guest Editor of a special issue on assessing writing published in Educational Psychology (2017) and the Co-Principle Guest Editor of learners’ listening special issue published in The International Journal of Listening (2016). He is a member of the Advisory Board of several international journals including Language Testing (UK, Sage Publisher), Language Assessment Quarterly (USA, Taylor & Francis), Educational Assessment (USA, Taylor & Francis), Educational Psychology (Hong Kong and UK, Taylor & Francis), and The Japan Association for Language Teaching's Testing & Evaluation SIG (Japan). His most current project is a two-volume book entitled Quantitative data analysis for language assessment (Vol 1: Fundamental techniques; Vol 2: Advanced methods) to be published by Routledge.  

  • Language assessment

    Neurocognition and comprehension 


    Quantitative data analysis

  • Language Testing

    Communication Skill for Teachers

    Professional learning Program (Speaking module)