Dina Tsagari is Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics/TEFL with specialization in the area of LTA at the Department of English Studies. She is the director of the LTA Lab of the University of Cyprus, the coordinator of the Classroom-based language assessment (CBLA) Special Interest Group and Expert Member of the European Association of Language Testing and Assessment (http://www.ealta.eu.org/index.htm). She is a member of numerous language teaching and assessment societies and has led research projects in Cyprus, Hong Kong, UK and US e.g. ‘FCE-exam preparation discourses: insights from an ethnographic study’ (2010–2011) & ‘Investigating the face validity of Cambridge ESOL exams in the Cypriot context’ (2011–2012) funded by the Research Program Round 2 & 3, Cambridge English Language Assessment, UK; ‘An Investigation of the Reading and Test-Taking Strategies for the TOEFL Junior Standard Reading Test: Evidence from Retrospective Think-Aloud Protocols’ funded by ETS, TOEFL Young Students Research Program (2014-2015), USA. She has been a language-testing consultant for Pearson Language Assessment, Trinity College London Exams and the KPG language exams, Research Centre for English Language Teaching, Testing and Assessment (RCEL), University of Athens. She is an editorial and advisory board member of international referee journals and academic, conference and publishing committees in language testing and teaching. She has published widely and presented in numerous national and international conferences. She is currently the principal investigator of a major European-funded study on Teachers’ Assessment Literacy Enhancement (TALE) funded by Erasmus+.
Her website is: ucy.ac.cy/dir/en/component/comprofiler/userprofile/dinatsa