Elvis Wagner

Elvis Wagner is Associate Professor of TESOL at Temple University, where he coordinates the TESOL Master’s program, the PhD in Applied Linguistics program, and the World Languages Education program. Elvis’s research focuses primarily on second language assessment, especially the assessment of L2 listening ability and oral communicative competence. His primary research focus examines how L2 listeners process and comprehend unscripted, spontaneous spoken language, and how this type of language differs from the scripted spoken texts learners often encounter in the L2 classroom. He is the co-author (with Gary Ockey) of Assessing L2 Listening: Moving Towards Authenticity published in 2018.