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Mag. Dr. Armin Berger, MA

Research interests

  • Language testing and assessment
  • Rating scale development and validation
  • Speaking for academic purposes
  • Washback effects on language teaching and learning
  • Language assessment literacy



  • EFL Testing and Assessment
  • Integrated Language and Study Skills
  • Practical Phonetics and Oral Communication Skills
  • Phonetic Transcription
  • Introduction to Language Teaching


Selected publications

Berger, Armin. 2016. “Rating scales for assessing academic speaking: A data-based definition of progression“. VIEWS 25, 25-44. (http://archiv-anglistik.univie.ac.at/fileadmin/user_upload/dep_anglist/weitere_Uploads/Views/VIEWS_25.2_2016_Berger_V2.pdf)

Berger, Armin. 2015. Validating analytic rating scales: A multi-method approach to scaling descriptors for assessing academic speaking. (Language Testing and Evaluation vol. 37). Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.

Berger, Armin. 2011. “Creating language-assessment literacy: A model for teacher education”. In Hüttner, Julia; Mehlmauer-Larcher, Barbara; Reichl, Susanne; Schiftner, Barbara (eds.). Theory and practice in EFL teacher education: Bridging the gap. Bristol: Multilingual Matters, 57-82.

Berger, Armin. 2010. “German”. In Walker, Robin. Teaching the pronunciation of English as a lingua franca. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 107-110.

Berger, Armin. 2009. “Mind the gap? Bridging the theory-practice divide in language testing”. VIEWS 18(3), 19-21.

Berger, Armin. 2009. “Testing speaking: Developing a rating scale for advanced learners of English”. VIEWS 18(1), 3-27.



  • current position: University Assistant
  • 2010 - 2016: Senior Lecturer, Department of English, University of Vienna
  • 2015 Dr. phil., University of Vienna
  • 2013 Short-term grant abroad (KWA), University of Jyväskylä
  • 2012 MA (Language Teaching and Testing), Alpen Adria Universität Klagenfurt
  • 2004 - 2010: External Lecturer, Department of English, University of Vienna
  • 2004 - 2009 Teacher of English and Religion at Austrian secondary schools
  • 2004 Mag. theol., University of Vienna
  • 2003 Short-term grant abroad (KWA), Australian National University, Canberra
  • 2002 Joint Studies, Australian National University, Canberra







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