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 2021 funding is available here.
(21-22 October 2021) – REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
In 2021 UKALTA is looking forward to sponsoring a 2-day online symposium on the topic of ‘Learner-Centred Approaches to Language Assessment’, organised by Dr Sin Wang Chong of Queen’s University Belfast. The dates are 21-22 October 2021 and the 2-day programme includes keynote speakers, roundtable discussion sessions and a wide range of invited presentations. This event is being supported with grant funding set aside by UKALTA for additional activities that align with our stated aims. A dedicated website for information and event registration is now live at:
To date, three additional UKALTA-supported events have taken place:
- The Journey of Testing: Local and Global Narratives – symposium held at the University of Southampton, Nov 2019
- The CEFR: towards a road map for future research and development (in conjunction with EALTA) – London, Feb 2020
- Lancaster University’s LTRG Open House – online event held for PhD students, hosted by the Language Testing Research Group at Lancaster