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ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing - September 2024

  • 16 Sep 2024
  • 27 Sep 2024
  • Online (Microsoft Teams)
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ALTE is organising another online session of the  ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing which will take place from Monday 16th  September to Friday 27th  September 2024. 

The course will be presented by  Professor Anthony Green (CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire) and Jane Lloyd (Cambridge University Press and Assessment).
The course will consist of a mix of recorded lectures and downloadable exercises, alongside a 'live' element where participants meet for an hour and a half a day over the two week-period.  
The course will provide extensive opportunities for hands-on practice, including in test design, item writing, scoring and quality assurance processes. You will learn most if you prepare fully for this work.

During the course you will learn:

  • Principles that inform the decisions that individuals and organisations responsible for language assessment systems have to make about their design, content, implementation and use
  • The qualities of language assessments that contribute to their usefulness
  • Approaches to the assessment of the skills that language learners need for communicative success
  • How to connect tasks found on assessments to the tasks involved in real-world language use
  • Practical applications of theoretical and conceptual frameworks in the development and validation of assessments.

Workload
This is an intensive, full-time course that requires:

  • A minimum of four hours of independent study each day (reading, carrying out tasks, watching lectures)
  • 90 minutes of course meetings each day (discussions and group tasks)
  • All the activities of each session must be completed before the live session. Please note that the Session 1 and Session 2 pre reading and tasks must be completed prior to the live meeting on the first day.
  • A significant amount time working on course related tasks on the two weekends before the official start date and in the middle of the course.
This course is supported by the following core text: 

Green, A.B. (2020) Exploring language assessment and testing (2nd edition). Abingdon: Routledge. ISBN-13: 978-1138388789. 

As a course participant you will receive a copy of this book ahead of the course start, so you will have time to prepare. 
Once you register, we will share a detailed programme of the course. 

Additional Event Information:  

For group bookings, ALTE advises to book maximum three places per institution. 

Payment is in full when registering. Payment can only be made online using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.
If you cannot pay with a credit/debit card please contact the ALTE Services Unit: servicesunit@alte.org. In such a case we will issue an invoice first, and only then
a bank transfer will be possible.

In case of cancellation up until one month before the start of the events, the full amount will be refunded minus an €50 administration fee. If you have received the course book, you do not need to return this if cancelling. However, in the case of cancellation after this date, no refunds can be made.

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 ALTE - the Association of Language Testers in Europe is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered in England, charity number 1184799.

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