At the annual general meeting in November 2018, UKALTA members agreed to support the financing of activities in addition to the annual Language Testing Forum. This encompasses meetings and events which are aligned with UKALTA’s stated aims.
The scope and type of event is left open to applicants – possible activities include a special interest group workshop, a seminar targeting PhD students, and a stakeholder engagement event.
Information about applying for the 2022 funding is available here.
To date, four UKALTA-supported events have taken place:
- Learner-Centred Approaches to Language Assessment – online symposium organised by by Dr Sin Wang Chong (Queen’s University Belfast) and Prof Hayo Reinders (Anaheim University), Oct 2021
- Lancaster University’s LTRG Open House – online event held for PhD students, hosted by the Language Testing Research Group at Lancaster, May 2020
- The CEFR: towards a road map for future research and development (in conjunction with EALTA) – London, Feb 2020
- The Journey of Testing: Local and Global Narratives – symposium held at the University of Southampton, Nov 2019