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.
Plenary speakers include Professor Marko Stabej (University of Ljubljana), Petra Likar Stanovnik (University of Ljubljana), Professor Anne Gallagher (National University of Ireland Maynooth), Graham Seed (Cambridge Assessment English).
During the morning there will be a round table with the following title: Language policy makers’ (close) encounters (the case of Slovenia).
In the afternoon there will also be parallel workshops:
- Tanja Jerman, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia (Benchmarking workshop in Slovene) ‘SEJO v praksi: naravni govorec kot referenca (Kako umeščamo pisne produkcije na ravni SEJO)’, ‘The CEFR in practice: native speaker as a reference?’;
- Dr Lorenzo Rocca, CVCL, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy, will moderate a follow up workshop on Language policy makers’ (close) encounters (the case of Slovenia);
- Siân Morgan, Cambridge Assessment English, UK, ‘Success beyond the test: The importance of creating positive impact by design’;
- Dr Benjamin Kremmel, University of Innsbruck, Austria, ‘Avoiding bias in language test development’.
Provisional Programme of the Conference
The first two days of the meetings, Wednesday 6th November and Thursday 7th November, are open only to representatives of ALTE Members and Institutional affiliates.
The Examination Centre for Slovene as a Second and Foreign Language is celebrating its 25th anniversary, therefore the Conference Day will be free of charge and open to all those with an interest in language testing.
For more information about the venue of the conference and practical information on how to get to Ljubljana, please click here. Useful information about accommodation near the venue of the conference is available here.
To register for the Conference Day, please click here.
The deadline for the registration is Monday 28th October 2019