25.3128, Summer Schools: ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing / Sevres, France

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Subject: 25.3128, Summer Schools: ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing / Sevres, France

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Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:24:55
From: Esther Eugenio [secretariat at alte.org]
Subject: ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing / Sevres, France

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ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing

Host Institution: Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques
Coordinating Institution: Association of Language Testers in Europe
Website: http://www.alte.org/events

Dates: 15-Sep-2014 - 19-Sep-2014
Location: Sevres, France

Focus: The course will focus on the practical application of testing and assessment theory. It will be taught by Dr Lynda Taylor, University of Bedfordshire and Consultant to Cambridge English Language Assessment, and Professor Cyril Weir, University of Bedfordshire.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum

The syllabus will be tailored as far as possible to meet the requirements of
the participants, and it will generally cover:

- introducing basic assessment principles and practice, including key
socio-cognitive factors;
- understanding the test production process;
- designing test materials, particularly for testing reading (receptive) and
speaking (productive) skills;
- managing test delivery, including marking, post-test analysis and
- building the test validity argument and the research agenda;
- engaging with test stakeholders, including issues of ethics and fairness.

Some prior reading will be issued to participants before the course. Further
details will be provided in
advance of the course.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition

Registration: 08-Jun-2014 to 11-Sep-2014

Contact Person:  
                Email: secretariat at alte.org

Apply by Email: secretariat at alte.org
Apply on the web: http://www.alte.org/event/

Registration Instructions:
For more information, including the course programme and details about the
different registration options, please visit Association of Language Testers
in Europe (ALTE) events website: www.alte.org/events . If you experience any
problems while registering online, or if you would like to benefit from the
group discount, please contact the ALTE Secretariat.

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