LTF 2020

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. 

Details on how to register for the event will be published here shortly. 

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:

The picture for languages in the UK in 2020: the view from UCML (University Council of Modern Languages)

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


Panel discussion

with representatives from some of our sister professional associations, including BAAL TEASIG and BALEAP TAFSIG


Refreshment break

to include a photo-montage of LTF over the decades and messages from our sponsoring organisations


An online ‘poster’ session

for Masters and PhD students (including recently completed PhDs) to present their research


‘In conversation with…

A series of short video interviews with senior figures from our field reflecting on 4 decades of LTA in the UK and the role of LTF 1980-2020


Social interaction

to include “language testing across the years” quiz… Watch this space! 


Final remarks and close