Thursday, 20 September 2012

ALTAANZ Conference in Sydney

ALTAANZ Conference

"Innovative Language Assessment: Challenges and Complexity"

Date: 9-10th November, 2012

Venue: Faculty of Education and Social Work, The University of Sydney

The Association for Language Testing and Assessment of Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) conference will take place from November 9-10, 2012 in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at The University of Sydney, with pre-conference workshops held on November 8, 2012.

Plenary Speakers

Carol Chapelle (Iowa State University)
John Read (University of Auckland)
Carsten Roever (University of Melbourne)

Each of these speakers will also deliver a workshop prior to the conference, with topics including assessing vocabulary, argument-based validity, and assessing pragmatics.

The conference has been designed to facilitate a focus on research and researchers on Friday 9th, with a policy symposium, works-in-progress session and a research methods strand, and a focus on teachers and the role of assessment in teaching and learning on Saturday 10th, with two symposia on classroom-based assessment. In addition, papers on formative assessment in classroom contexts, post-entry language testing and support, and assessment literacy have been scheduled on the Saturday.

Thus the conference will be relevant to both teachers and researchers with an interest in language assessment. 

One day registration is available, and the early bird registration closes on September 30th.  

Further information (including the conference program, registration and workshop)

Map to Faculty of Education and Social Work

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is located on the Camperdown Campus. It is in the Education Building (A35) on Manning Road and is between the Old Teachers’ College and Manning Bar. To obtain a map, visit:

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