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Carr - Professor Of TESOL - Fullerton, CA, USA

Nathan Carr

Fullerton, CA, USA


Professor Of TESOL


Teaching in a graduate level program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) methodology

Work History

TESOL Coordinator

California State University, Fullerton

From August 2010

Coordinating the TESOL Program at California State University, Fullerton

Associate Professor of TESOL

California State University, Fullerton

From August 2009

Assistant Professor of TESOL

California State University, Fullerton

August 2003 - July 2009

English Lecturer

California State University, Dominguez Hills

January 2001 - July 2003

Teaching an upper-division course in English grammar

Research Assistant/ESL Placement Examination Coordinator

University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Applied Linguistics & TESL

September 2000 - June 2003

I coordinated administration and scoring of the UCLA ESL Placement Examination, and performed research and test development on the test, particularly on its conversion from paper and pencil to a Web-based testing format.

Teaching Assistant

University of California, Los Angeles Department of Applied Linguistics & TESL

September 1997 - June 1999

Teaching advanced English composition (ESL 35)

Instructional Associate

Dallas County Community College District, Bill J. Priest Center

September 1996 - June 1997

I taught office computing applications and related skills, and assisted in the center library.

Assistant Instructor

ELS Language Centers, Oklahoma City

August 1994 - June 1996

Teaching academic ESL in an intensive English program

English Coordinator

Taipei County YMCA

September 1993 - June 1994

Teaching English conversation and coordinating the English programs at the Sanchung (Sanchong) and Panchiao (Banqiao/Banciao) branches of the Taipei County YMCA in Taiwan

Head English Teacher, Panchiao Branch

Taipei County YMCA

July 1992 - August 1993

Teaching English conversation and coordinating the English programs at the Panchiao (Banqiao/Banciao) branch of the Taipei County YMCA in Taiwan

English Teacher

Chung You Junior College

September 1991 - June 1992

Teaching four college-level English conversation classes in Keelung (Jilong), Taiwan

English Teacher

Keelung YMCA

July 1991 - June 1992

Teaching English conversation to adults and children at the Keelung (Jilong) YMCA in Taiwan


The Factor Structure of Test Task Characteristics and Examinee Performance

Carr, N. T. (2006). The factor structure of test task characteristics and examinee performance. Language Testing, 23(3), 269-289.

Using Microsoft Excel to Calculate Descriptive Statistics and Create Graphs

Carr, N. T. (2008). Using Microsoft Excel to calculate descriptive statistics and create graphs. Language Assessment Quarterly, 5(1), 43-62.

Decisions About Automated Scoring: What They Mean for our Constructs

Carr, N. T. (2008). Decisions about automated scoring: What they mean for our constructs. In C. A. Chapelle, Y. R. Chung, & J. Xu (Eds.), Towards adaptive CALL: Natural language processing for diagnostic language assessment (pp. 82-101). Ames, IA: Iowa State University.

Computer-automated Scoring of English Writing: Advantages, Disadvantages, and Alternatives

Carr, N. T. (2010). Computer-automated scoring of English writing: Advantages, disadvantages, and alternatives. In M.-H. Tsai, S.-W. Chen, R.-C. Shih, T.-H. Hsin, I. F. Chung, C.-C. Lee,… S.-Y. Lin (Eds.), Proceedings of the 2010 International Conference on ELT Technological Industry and Book Fair: Computer-Scoring English Writing (pp. 16-28). Pingtung, Taiwan: Department of Modern Languages, National Pingtung University of Science and Technology.

Automated Scoring of Short Answer Reading Items: Implications for Constructs

Carr, N. T., & Xi, X. (2010). Automated scoring of short answer reading items: Implications for constructs. Language Assessment Quarterly 7, 205-218.

Perceived Benefits of Technology Enhanced Language Learning in Beginning Language Classes

Carr, N. T., Crocco, K., Eyring, J. L., & Gallego, J. C. (2011). Perceived benefits of technology enhanced language learning in beginning language classes. The IALLT Journal for Language Learning Technologies, 41(1), 1-32.

Computer-based Language Assessment: Prospects for Innovative Assessment

Carr, N. T. (2011). Computer-based language assessment: Prospects for innovative assessment. In N. Arnold & L. Ducate (Eds.), Present and future promises of CALL: From theory and research to new directions in language teaching (2nd ed., pp. 337-373). San Marcos, TX: Computer Assisted Language Instruction Consortium (CALICO).

Statistical Analysis of Test Results

Kunnan, A. J., & Carr, N. T. (2012). Statistical analysis of test results. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics (Vol. 2, pp. 5396-5403). Blackwell Publishing Ltd. DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal1115

Improving Motivation by Preparing Students for Real World Language Use

Carr, N. T. (2013). Improving motivation by preparing students for real world language use. In Y.-N. Leung, W.-T. Lee, & S.-Y. Hwang (Eds.), Selected Papers from the Twenty-second International Symposium on English Teaching (pp. 1-15). Taipei, Taiwan: English Teachers’ Association-ROC.

Computer-Automated Scoring of Written Responses

Carr, N. T. (2013). Computer-automated scoring of written responses. In A. J. Kunnan (Ed.), The companion to language assessment. John Wiley & Sons. DOI: 10.1002/9781118411360.wbcla124

Designing and Analyzing Language Tests

Textbook explaining how to plan and write language tests and other assessments, and how to analyze the results using Microsoft Excel

Qualifications & Certifications

Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics

University of California, Los Angeles

M.Ed. in TESOL

Oklahoma City University

B.A. in Russian and Russian Studies

University of Oklahoma

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