Elvis Wagner, Ed.D.
Associate Professor of TESOL
Teaching & Learning

447 Ritter Hall
1301 Cecil B. Moore Avenue
Ritter Hall, College of Education 
Philadelphia, PA 19122
phone/fax: (215) 204-5821 / (215) 204-1414 
elvis.wagner@temple.edu

Education
  • Ed.D. Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • Ed.M. Applied Linguistics, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. TESOL, Teachers College, Columbia University
  • M.A. English, University of Nebraska
  • B.A. English, Spanish, History, Texas Christian University
Areas of Professional Interest
  • Second Language Assessment
  • Teaching and Testing of Second Language Oral Proficiency
  • Oral Proficiency of International Teaching Assistants and Teaching Effectiveness
  • Second and Foreign Language Teaching Methodology
Recent Scholarship

Journal Articles and Book Chapters

Wagner, E. & Toth, P. (in press). Teaching and testing L2 Spanish listening using scripted versus unscripted texts.  Foreign Language Annals.

Wagner, E., & Wagner, S. (in press). Scripted and unscripted spoken texts used in listening tasks on high stakes tests in China, Japan, and Taiwan. In V. Aryadoust & J. Fox (Eds.), Current trends in language testing in the Pacific Rim and the Middle East: Policies, analyses, and diagnoses. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.

Wagner, E. (in press). Survey research in applied linguistics. In B. Paltridge & A. Phakiti (Eds.), Research methods in applied linguistics. London: Continuum.

Wagner, E. (2014). Using unscripted spoken texts to prepare L2 learners for real world listening. TESOL Journal, 5, 288-311.

Wagner, E. (2013). Assessing listening. In A. Kunan (Ed), Companion to language assessment (Volume 1, pp. 47-63). Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wagner, E. (2013). An investigation of how the channel of input and access to test questions affect L2 listening test performance. Language Assessment Quarterly, 10, 178-195.

Toth, P., Wagner, E., and Moranski, K. (2013). “Co-constructing” explicit L2 knowledge among high school Spanish learners during inductive grammar instruction. Applied Linguistics, 34, 279-303.

Wagner, E. (2013). Surveys. In C. Chapelle (Ed.), The encyclopedia of applied linguistics. Oxford, UK: Wiley-Blackwell.

Wagner, E., & Toth, P. (2013). High school Spanish learners’ interaction during inductive grammar instruction. In K. McDonough and A. Mackey (Eds.), Interaction in diverse educational settings (pp. 89-108). Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Wagner, E. (2010). How does the use of video texts affect ESL listening test-taker performance? Language Testing, 27, 493-510.

Wagner, E. (2010). Test-takers’ interaction with an L2 video listening test. System, 38, 280-291.

Wagner, E. (2010). Survey research in applied linguistics. In B. Paltrdige & A. Phakiti (Eds.), Continuum companion to second language research methods (pp. 22-38). London: Continuum.

Wagner, E. (2008). Video listening tests: What are they measuring? Language Assessment Quarterly, 5, 218-243. (Winner of the 2008 ILTA Best Article in Language Testing award)

Wagner, E. (2007). Are they watching? An investigation of test-taker viewing behavior during an L2 video listening test. Language Learning and Technology, 11, 67-86. http://llt.msu.edu/vol11num1/pdf/wagner.pdf

Wagner, E. (2004). A construct validation study of the extended listening sections of the ECPE and MELAB. Spaan Fellow Working Papers in Second or Foreign Language Assessment. Volume 2, 1-25. Ann Arbor, MI: English Language Institute, University of Michigan. http://www.cambridgemichigan.org/sites/default/files/resources/SpaanPapers/Spaan_V2_Wagner.pdf

Wagner, E. (2002). Video listening tests: A pilot study. Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 2(1). http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/7

Test and Book Reviews

Wagner, E., & Kunnan, A. (2014). [Review of Computerized Oral Proficiency Instrument (Arabic and Spanish)]. In J. Carlson, K. Geisinger, & J. Jonson (Eds.), The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 189-191). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Kunnan, A., & Wagner, E. (2014). [Review of the Examination for the Certificate of Competency in English]. In J. Carlson, K. Geisinger, &  J. Jonson (Eds.), The nineteenth mental measurements yearbook (pp. 286-288). Lincoln, NE: Buros Institute of Mental Measurements.

Wagner, E. (2009). [Review of the book English Learners Left Behind: Standardized Testing as Language Policy]. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, 12, 721-725.

Wagner, E. (2007). [Review of the book The Psychology of the Language Learner: Individual Differences in Second Language Acquisition]. Language Teaching Research, 11, 506-509.

Wagner, E. (2003). [Review of the book Assessing listening]. Teachers College, Columbia University Working Papers in TESOL & Applied Linguistics, 3.  http://journals.tc-library.org/index.php/tesol/article/view/25/30