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ALTE 1st International Digital Symposium April 2021

Safeguarding the Future of Multilingual Assessment

in the Covid world

Our innovative and exciting first International Digital Symposium took place on 28-30 April 2021! We drew together some of the key themes relevant to safeguarding the future of language assessment, in multilingual contexts, in the Covid and post-Covid world. We met in the most innovative VR conference platform, to sustain community and enhance interactivity.

Discussing the most relevant topics for language assessment 

The Digital Symposium gives language assessment practitioners and researchers the opportunity to discuss and share ideas about the most important and relevant issues in our field: ones connected to technology such as online testing, automarking, video call tests, remote proctoring, eye-tracking and gamification, but also other key issues such as the CEFR, social justice, migration and dealing with GDPR.

Using the most innovative platform to share ideas

ALTE events are often praised for the ability to network, and it was important to find a virtual platform which prioritises the need for a sense of community, interaction and engagement. Our symposium uses the Allseated exVo platform to create a true conference experience, and will feature different events in different formats to engage participants with a memorable conference. You'll need to use Google Chrome to access the platform. 

Find out more and register!

Find out more information about the plenary speakers and the types of sessions in the symposium, as well as the draft programme. Please click here to register for the event (by 14th April) and please support us by visiting our sponsors' page, without whom we would not be able to hold this event. 

ALTE - a Associação dos Examinadores de Línguas na Europa é uma "Charitable Incorporated Organisation" (CIO), registada em Inglaterra, sob o número 1184799.

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