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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.

    • 28 Apr 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • 30 Apr 2021
    • (UTC-00:00)
    • Online
    • 173

    The ALTE 1st International Digital Symposium will take place from 28th - 30th April 2021. The theme of this virtual event is: Safeguarding the Future of Multilingual Assessment in the Post-Covid World.

    Our symposium will draw together some of the key themes relevant to safeguarding the future of language assessment, in multilingual contexts, in the Covid and post-Covid world. Find out more about the plenary speakers and the types of sessions on our dedicated page for the event: https://www.alte.org/Digital-Symposium-2021 .

    We will meet in one of the most innovative virtual platforms, Allseated exVo, which will allow to create a true conference experience with the unique ability to interact between delegates. Please note: the Allseated/ExVo platform should be accessed using the Chrome browser. The platform does NOT work on mobile or iPad devices. Your laptop/pc will need built-in audio in order for exVo to work.

    Registration fees for the event:

    €20 Members and non-Members of ALTE

    *€10 Special registration fee for students

    Registration is now closed.

    *This special registration fee is for students of Bachelors, Masters and PhD programmes. To benefit from this special rate, please upload evidence when asked for proof of status in the registration process. This might be a certificate issued by the University / institution, an official letter signed by a supervisor, etc.

    Cancellation Policy: Payment is in full when registering. Payment can only be made online using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express card. In case of cancellation before 31st March 2021, a full refund will be available minus a €5 administration charge. Any cancellation from 1st April 2021 will forfeit the whole registration fee.

    I agree that by clicking 'Register', the personal data I include in the registration form may be used and held by ALTE staff and All seated/ExVo only for the purposes related to the organisation of the symposium.

    • 6 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 10 Sep 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Cambridge, UK

    The ALTE course in Assessing Writing in the Digital Age is expected to take place in September 2021 in Cambridge, UK. Exact dates tbc.

    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

    More information about the venue of the course and practical information will be available soon.  Registration will open later this year.


    • 20 Sep 2021
    • 9:00 AM (UTC-00:00)
    • 1 Oct 2021
    • 1:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Online
    • 15

    The ALTE Introductory Course in Language Testing will take place online from Monday 20th September to Friday 1st October 2021 (Monday - Friday). Following the success of the online version of the course in March 2021, this course will also remain online in order to allow participants to attend regardless of where they are based.  

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

    Please here to find the outline and the programme of the course. (Note that this document is from the March 2021 session: ALTE reserves the right to amend the content of this for the September 2021 session at any point. The document serves as information to show potential participants what might be covered in the course.)

    Registration is not yet open.

    Payment is in full when registering. Payment can only be made online using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 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.

    • 12 Nov 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC-00:00)
    • Perugia, Italy

    The ALTE 56th Conference Day is part of ALTE's Meeting and Conference that will be hosted by CVCL (Centro per la Valutazione e le Certificazioni Linguistiche) on Friday 12th November 2021.

     The conference day will be open to all those with an interest in language testing.

    More information about the event will be available in due course.

Past events

8 Mar 2021 ALTE Introductory course in Language Testing - ONLINE EVENT - SOLD OUT
6 Nov 2020 ALTE 55th Conference Day - ONLINE EVENT
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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