2020 is the 40th anniversary year for LTF!
LTF 2020 will be an online event on Friday 27th November. This will mark the start of a year of 40th anniversary celebrations, culminating with LTF 2021 in Lancaster.
The event will be a little different from previous years, as it will mainly comprise invited speakers and last for just one afternoon. There is however the opportunity for postgraduate students and recent graduates to present their work to the language testing community in an innovative format (note: the call for PGR presentations is now closed).
You can register for the event via Eventbrite until lunchtime on 26th November.
In the meantime, please add the date to your diary. Below is an outline programme for the event. Note that the UKALTA AGM will be held separately to the main LTF conference this year.
LTF 2020 provisional programme
Welcome and opening remarks
Lynda Taylor (UKALTA President)
Invited plenary talk:
with guest speakers:
Professor Claire Gorrara, Dean of Research Environment and Culture and Professor of French (Cardiff University), and Chair of the University Council of Modern Languages (UCML)
Dr James Illingworth, Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in French (University of Leicester and De Montfort University) and Project Coordinator at UCML
with representatives from our ‘sister’ associations in the field:
The panel will discuss some of the issues our associations face as a result of the global pandemic and explore where we might go from here.
to include a photo-montage of LTF over the decades and messages from our sponsoring organisations
3-minute, 3-slide presentations of research from Masters and PhD students (including recently completed PhDs)
‘In conversation with…’
A series of short video interviews conducted recently with senior figures from our field as they reflect on 4 decades of LTA in the UK, including the role of LTF 1980-2020.
to include “language testing across the years” quiz… Watch this space!
Final remarks and close