Language Assessment

TEASIG: 'Multiple choice items - What they are good for and how to write them'

TEASIG: 'Multiple choice items - What they are good for and how to write them'
A TEASIG webinar presented by Glyn Jones
TEASIG's webinar series continues with this really interesting topic of interest to all teachers and testers. So to get you thinking, try this multiple-choice item yourself. Choose the correct answer (if you think there is one!)...

Multiple choice items are…

A.     an indispensable part of any language test.
B.     no use at all for assessing language skills.
C.     useful for assessing some constructs.

CRELLA Spring Research Seminar 2020

We are pleased to invite you to attend the CRELLA Spring Research Seminar 2020. The seminar will be held on Wednesday 25th March 2020.

We are fortunate to welcome the following invited speakers

Dr Jing Xu and Annabelle Pinnington: Developing computer-based speaking tasks to assess the ‘mediation’ construct
Prof Andrea Révész : The Role of proficiency in second language writing processes and outcomes

The Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology

We invite proposals from individuals from both within and beyond our region that focus on (1) developing tech-driven language teaching and assessment and (2) technology for intercultural understanding and intercultural competence, for 30-minute presentations plus 10 minutes for questions. The submission deadline March 1st, 2020 and the proposal form can be found at https://swallt.org/. 

2nd British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Latin America

New Directions 2020 postponed

The British Council has taken the decision to postpone the 2nd New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Latin America scheduled to take place in August 2020 in Bogota, Colombia. After closely monitoring local Government and health authority guidance relating to Covid-19, we feel this is the right choice in ensuring the wellbeing of all our conference attendees and staff.

ALTE 54th Conference Day

The next ALTE 54th Conference Day will be hosted by the Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language, Faculty of Arts, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and will take place on Friday 8th November 2019. The theme of this conference day is: Monolingual testing in a multilingual reality? Language ideologies and their influence on language testing.

Language Assessment Research Conference (LARC 2020)

Brigham Young University is pleased to announce that it will host the 2020 Language Assessment Research Conference (LARC) and will take advantage on the play of words “20/20” to take a look at language assessment in North America with plenaries focused on the ACTFL/ILR proficiency scale, assessing children in the K-12 context, and eye tracking. While we welcome all proposals that critically “look” at language assessment, we offer a special invitation for presentations that would be of interest to researchers and practitioner based in North America. 

ALTE 7th International Conference

ALTE, the Association of Language Testers in Europe, is now welcoming abstracts for the ALTE 7th International Conference. The event will take place in the beautiful Spanish city of Madrid in April 2020, co-organised with the ALTE Member Instituto Cervantes, and once again it will be one of the largest multilingual events for the global assessment community.