Upcoming Events

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Information about past events can be found at the bottom of this page. Please also check the International Conference Proceedings and Bi-annual Conference Material pages. A complete list of all previous conferences can be found here.

    • 4 Nov 2020
    • 8:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 6 Nov 2020
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Istanbul, Turkey

    The ALTE 55th Meeting and Conference will be hosted by Yunus Emre Institute in Istanbul, Turkey, and will take place from 4th to 6th November 2020. The conference will include workshops, plenaries and a gala dinner. 

    The first two days of the meetings are open only to ALTE Members and Institutional affiliates. Friday 6th November will be an open conference day for all those with an interest in language testing. 

    The theme of the conference is: 

    Pluriculturalism: Implications for Language Learning and Assessment

    Further information will be available in due course.

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • 8:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 12 Feb 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • TBC

    The SIGs are open to representatives of ALTE Members and Institutional Affiliates.

    Further information about this event will be provided in due course.

    • 1 Mar 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 5 Mar 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Cambridge, UK

    The ALTE course in Assessing Writing in the Digital Age will take place from 1st to 5th March 2021 in Cambridge, UK.

    The course will be presented by Dr Sathena Chan  from the Centre for Research in English Language Learning and Assessment (CRELLA), University of Bedfordshire and Dr Jing Xu from Cambridge Assessment English.

    Course outline

    For more information about the venue of the course and practical information, please click here.

    Registration will open later this year.

    • 8 Mar 2021
    • 8:30 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 12 Mar 2021
    • 1:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Cambridge, UK
    • 13

    ALTE is organising a session of the ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing from 8th till 12th March 2021.

    The course will take place in Cambridge, UK and will be presented by Professor Anthony Green (CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire) and Jane Lloyd (Cambridge Assessment English).

    Please click on the link below to find the outline and the programme of the course.

    Course outline

    For more information about the venue of the course and practical information on how to get to Cambridge, please click here.

    Registration will open later this year.

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • 30 Apr 2021
    • 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Madrid, Spain

    The ALTE 7th International Conference will take place in Madrid, Spain on 28-30 April 2021. The co-organiser of this International Conference will be Instituto Cervantes.

    Please note that the dates for this conference are being rescheduled due to the coronavirus outbreak. Registration is currently disabled.

    Further information can be found on our detailed webpages www.alte.org/Madrid-2020

    To register for this event, click on the 'Register' button on the left. This will guide you through the booking process, where you can pay for your conference attendance.  Please note that registration is currently disabled until it is reopened later this year.

    Accommodation at the Conference Venue

    The ALTE Secretariat has arranged a special rate for accommodation at the Novotel Madrid Centre.  However, there is a limited availability so, delegates wanting to stay at the conference venue are advised to book accommodation as soon as they register.

    Rates: € 160.00 single room; € 175.00 double/twin room.

    Rates are per night and include breakfast and VAT. To book, please click here.

    NB Booking for accommodation is currently suspended while the conference dates are rearranged. 

    • 30 Apr 2021
    • 2:00 PM - 5:30 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Madrid, Spain

    The ALTE Forum on Language Assessment for Migration and Integration (LAMI) will take place on Friday 30th April 2021, after the closure of the main ALTE 7th International Conference in Madrid, Spain.

    The theme of the LAMI Forum is: 'Mediation: from theoretical concepts to evaluation practices within the migration context'

    View the concept note and draft programme here.

    Delagates attending the ALTE 7th International Conference are welcome to also attend the LAMI Forum, free of charge, and won't need to register separately in the LAMI forum page.

    If you would like to attend the LAMI Forum only, there is a registration fee of €25.

    Registration is currently disabled for this event.

Past events

9 Mar 2020 ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing - SOLD OUT
12 Nov 2019 ALTE Webinar - Speaking assessment and digital technologies
8 Nov 2019 ALTE 54th Conference Day
6 Nov 2019 ALTE Introductory Course in Statistics for Language Testing - SOLD OUT
16 Oct 2019 ALTE and Council of Europe Conference day
26 Sep 2019 European Day of Languages Event
23 Sep 2019 ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing (ADDITIONAL SESSION) SOLD OUT
9 Sep 2019 ALTE course in Assessing Speaking in the Digital Age
2 Sep 2019 ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing (SOLD OUT)
24 Apr 2019 ALTE Course on Raters and Rating (SOLD OUT)
24 Apr 2019 ALTE 53rd Meeting and Conference
23 Apr 2019 ALTE Course on Raters and Rating (SOLD OUT)
14 Feb 2019 SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting
23 Nov 2018 ALTE 52nd Conference Day
21 Nov 2018 ALTE Course on Item Writing
20 Nov 2018 ALTE Course on Item Writing
26 Sep 2018 European Day of Languages Event
17 Sep 2018 ALTE Course on Technology in Language Test Production and Validation
10 Sep 2018 ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing
11 Apr 2018 ALTE 51st Meeting and Conference
24 Jan 2018 SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting
20 Sep 2017 Orientation to ALTE Audit System
20 Sep 2017 ALTE 50th Meeting and Conference
19 Sep 2017 ALTE Auditor Co-ordination Session (for ALTE auditors ONLY)
18 Sep 2017 ALTE Course in Managing Examinations for Language Testing Institutions
11 Sep 2017 ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing
3 Apr 2017 ALTE 6th International Conference
16 Feb 2017 An introduction to the CEFR: its application in teaching and testing
16 Feb 2017 SIG (Special Interest Group) Meeting
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