2020 – 27th Annual Conference, Belgrade

Speakers, Presentations & Workshops

Marijana Prodanovic

Testing the Untestable: Humanistic Approaches to the Modern-Era Language Testing

Language testing is a rather challenging endeavour in the modern era. Language instructors around the world make every effort to assess the knowledge of their students in an adequate manner – striving, at the same, to make their tests, not only reliable enough, but also harmonised with the curricula they follow and internationally-recognised guidelines (e.g. the CEFR). Despite the fact that the previous decades have witnessed the implementation of a number of modern testing aids – it appears that there are still many language-related phenomena which are difficult to be tested – thus forming an area where humanistic aproaches can play an important role.


Marijana Prodanovic has graduated from the Faculty of Philology, Belgrade University, where she has also obtained her MA and PhD degrees. Her fields of interest include, but are not limited to: Inter-cultural Pragmatics, Cultural and Applied Linguistucs (with specific focus on language acquisition/learning and teaching/testing). Currently, she holds the position of the Singidunum University English Studies Department Head.