CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – SUBMISSION DEADLINE EXTENDED UNTIL 30 OCTOBER 2016
We welcome abstracts from across the language assessment community – from academics, researchers, teachers, policy makers, regulators and language education experts. We also encourage presentations from New Researchers, with ALTE Scholarships available for the most promising contributions.
ALTE 6th International Conference will bring together researchers, teachers, testing specialists and policy makers to discuss how language testing can support better language learning. ALTE’s multilingual perspective makes this a unique opportunity to discuss the teaching, learning and assessment of the full range of global, national, regional, minority and signed languages in Europe and beyond.
Our three strands consider teaching, learning and assessment
in a globalised economy in a multilingual world in the digital era These strands will be complemented by special sessions on Language Assessment for Migration and Integration, CLIL and Learning Oriented Assessment.
The Regional Educational Laboratory Program (REL) consists of a network of ten laboratories that serve the educational needs of a designated region by providing access to high quality scientifically valid education research through applied research and development projects, studies, and other related technical assistance activities. This website provides one-stop access to information on all of the ten regional educational laboratories.
Start Assessment * Welcome... The CLB-OSA is an online self-assessment tool for people who are interested in assessing their English as a Second Language (ESL). These tests are based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and will assess your language proficiency in reading and listening.
Register... When you register to take the tests, you will be asked to provide some personal information which may be used for statistical purposes only. Your personal information will be kept strictly confidential and will not be shared with any other parties.
ILTA is an international group of language testing and assessment scholars and practitioners whose dedication and work are respected both within and outside the profession, and who together define what it means to be a language tester.
The Virtual Item Bank (VIB) provides teachers with practical ideas and models for developing classroom assessments. Items are based on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and on the modes of communication as defined by Standards for Foreign Language Learning in the 21st Century.
The Language Testing Forum (LTF) is a long-running UK-based language testing and assessment conference. Since 1980, LTF has run as an independent event organised by a different host organisation each year. The 2016 LTF will also be the first official conference of the newly-formed UKALTA and will therefore feature the first UKALTA AGM. UKALTA will oversee organisation of the 2016 event together with the hosts.
Job Title: Senior Research Manager Permanent – Full time Salary: £35,400 - £46,500 Location: Cambridge
What it’s about The Research and Thought Leadership Group is recruiting two permanent posts at Senior Research Manager level to carry out and coordinate a range of research activities related to examinations/products offered by Cambridge English and projects related to strategic research priorities. These include digital learning and assessment, adaptive learning, large-scale survey research, and education reform.
What you’ll be doing You will join a team of assessment experts to collaborate with colleagues across the business to shape new products and developments, ensure the quality and validity of Cambridge English examinations, and engage with a wide range of customers. You will: • implement the Cambridge English research agenda and create research designs to support specific projects • conduct research to inform product development and revisions • prepare reports and other communications for presentation and publication to a wide range of audiences.
There are two major frameworks for learning, teaching, and assessing foreign language skills: the U.S. defined scales of proficiency, i.e., the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines/ILR Skill Level Descriptions, and the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR). Both frameworks form the basis of major testing and certification systems.
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