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    • 9 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM (CEST)
    • 10 May 2024
    • 12:30 PM (CEST)
    • Online vis MS Teams
    • 12
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    Recently there has been a growing interest in using the CEFR and the CEFR Volume 2020 in language education. However, many of those involved in language learning, teaching and assessment are unsure how to understand and implement the framework. 
    This online course is therefore designed to address such uncertainties. It will cover aspects such as the innovative aspects of the CEFR’s approach to language learning, teaching, and assessment, and will illustrate the use of the CEFR and the Companion Volume 2020 with examples of their (successful) implementation.

    The course tutor, Prof. Waldemar Martyniuk (Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland) is a worldwide expert in language education and assessment and brings fresh perspectives on how to use the CEFR. The course is suitable for language teachers, language assessment specialists and anyone interested in language learning and testing, with or without CEFR experience.

    There will be two half-day sessions:
    Thursday, 9 May: 09.00 - 12.30 CET
    Friday, 10 May: 09.00 - 12.30 CET 

    Among many benefits of the course, the participants will:

    1. understand the context of and purpose with the CEFR and CEFR CV, their status, and the benefits of their use.
    2. find out about useful, freely available resources related to the efficient use of the two documents.
    3. discuss issues related to the use of the two documents in own/local context.

    A digital certificate of attendance will be provided upon the completion of the course.

    Payment and Cancellation policy:
    Payment is in full when registering. Payment can only be made online using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express.

    Please notice that if you cannot pay with a credit/debit card please contact the Services Unit (services
    unit@alte.org). In such a case we will issue an invoice first, and only then a bank transfer will be possible.

    In case of cancellation up until one month before the start of the events, the full amount will be refunded minus a €50 administration fee. However, in the case of cancellation after this date, no refunds can be made.

    Use of personal data disclaimer:
    I agree that by clicking 'Register', the personal data I include in the registration form may be used and held by ALTE staff and third parties, only for the purposes related to the organisation of the Use of the CEFR and the CEFR Companion Volume 2020 in Language Education – Benefits and Challenges course organised by ALTE.
     

    • 4 Jun 2024
    • (CEST)
    • 27 Jun 2024
    • (CEST)
    • 7 sessions
    • Online (Microsoft Teams)
    • 20
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    This innovative advanced course in Item Writing for language tests has been created to facilitate the needs of those item writers who need a more in-depth knowledge and solutions. 

    The course also tackles the usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Item Writing and will demonstrate how AI can be used in the process. 

    The course will be divided into two parts: Advanced Item Writing sessions, and elements of Artificial Intelligence in Item Writing. 

    In the Advanced Item Writing part, you’ll look at the interplay between the language skills in assessment: reading, speaking, listening, and writing.  You’ll discuss choice of task type in relation to CEFR descriptors, in particular, communicative language competency descriptors.  Producing assessment criteria for speaking and writing as well as developing Test specifications and Item Writer Guidelines will also be covered.

    For many organizations Language Test Item Writing has also become a digital process, with the use of digital resources, tools, and online applications. In the Advanced Elements of Artificial Intelligence in Item Writing sessions you will discuss the digital side of Item Writing: item types, configuring automatic or human correction, scores, using metadata, using on-the-fly test generation… 

    You will also discuss questions such as:  

    • How can AI help to generate materials for a test? 
    • Can AI help to define the (CEFR) level of a question? 
    • Can AI (help to) generate full items? 
    • Should item writers think about automatic correction or grading when designing the items?

    The course is divided into two parts across four full days and two half days.  Please see below how the course is structured, so you can plan your calendar accordingly. 

    PART 1:    

    Day 1: 04 June (Tuesday), 10 am* – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm – Advanced Item Writing: Communicative language competences and testing   

    Day 2: 05 June (Wednesday), 10 am – 1 pm (half a day) – Artificial Intelligence in Item Writing 

    Day 3: 06 June (Thursday), 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm – Advanced Item Writing: Communicative language competences and testing    – cont. 


    PART 2:

    Day 1: 25 June (Tuesday), 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm – Advanced Item Writing : Productive skills and assessment criteria

    Day 2: 26 June (Wednesday), 10 am – 1 pm (half a day) – Artificial Intelligence in Item Writing 

    Day 3: 27 June (Thursday), 10 am – 1 pm & 2 pm – 5 pm – Advanced Item Writing  Productive skills and assessment criteria – cont.   Developing test Specifications and Item Writer Guidelines.

    *All times are in the CET zone. 

    Although ALTE created the course mainly for those who have participated in the ALTE Item Writing Basic course, the course is open to anyone interested in deepening their knowledge of Item Writing. If you haven’t participated in the ALTE Item Writing Basic course, the course tutor, Annie Broadhead, will run an additional session, so that you can refresh your knowledge, or catch-up if needed. This session is optional but will give you a useful overview and will set you up for the upcoming course. 


    ADDITIONAL SESSION – Item Writing, basics: 

    3 June (Monday), 2 pm – 4 pm CET. 

    Please contact: servicesunit@alte.org if you'd like to participate in the additional session. 


    Please note that it is possible to join part 1 or part 2 of this course only. 
    However,  we encourage you to participate in both parts as this will be more beneficial, both for you, the tutors and other participants, so the same group can be maintained.  If you would like to join only one part of this course, please contact servicesunit@alte.org .

    CERTIFICATE OF ATTENDANCE

    ALTE will issue a digital certificate of attendance for those who participated in at least 80% of the teaching hours (for the parts of the course they chose when signing up). 

    The tutors are: Annie Broadhead and Bert Wylin, two world-class consultants to deliver this unique and state-of-art course. 

    Annie Broadhead is an Assessment consultant, ESOL teacher trainer, test developer and ELT author based in Cambridge, UK. Annie has run online courses in the Principles of Testing and ALTE Item Writer courses in several countries. Annie has delivered various courses for ALTE across the years, such as ALTE Item Writing Course - Getting to know the basics; 

    Bert Wylin has both an academic and a business profile. He has worked at the KU Leuven since 1993, leading the Education Innovation Centre (integrating EdTech in education). In 2001, he founded a KU Leuven university spin-off, now Televic Education, developing and servicing an e-assessment platform. Bert has delivered various courses for ALTE such as Developing Digital Assessments and Developing Digital Testing with Artificial Intelligence.  

    Payment and Cancellation policy

    Payment is in full when registering. Payment can only be made online using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 

    In case of cancellation up until one month before the start of the events, the full amount will be refunded minus a €50 administration fee. However, in the case of cancellation after this date, no refunds can be made.  

    Use of Personal Data Disclaimer

    I agree that by clicking 'Register', the personal data I include in the registration form may be used and held by ALTE staff and third parties, only for the purposes related to the organisation of the ALTE Item Writing - Getting to know the basics course.

    • 18 Oct 2024
    • 19 Oct 2024
    • Barcelona, Spain

    Responding to the CEFR Alignment Handbook

    Sharing experience of alignment activities and reflecting on lessons learned - a conference organised by ALTE, British Council, EALTA and UKALTA.

    Hosted by Blanquerna - Universitat Ramon Llull, Barcelona, 18–19 October 2024.

    Call for papers, works-in-progress and posters, now open. Deadline for submissions: 30th April 2024. 

    For more information about the conference, and its call for proposals, see here


    • 6 Nov 2024
    • (UTC+03:00)
    • 8 Nov 2024
    • (UTC+03:00)
    • Istanbul, Türkiye

    ALTE's 61st Meeting and Conference will be hosted by Yunus Emre Institute, and it will take place in Istanbul, Türkiye, from 6th - 8th November 2024.

    The conference will be organised mainly as a face to face event and will include workshops, plenary presentations and also the Annual General Meeting (AGM) to which Members (Full Members/Associate Members and Individual Expert Members) are encouraged to attend.

    Friday 8th November 2024 will be an open conference day for all those with an interest in the field of language testing. The theme of the conference day is:  The Transformative Power of EDI in Language Assessment. 

    More information about this event will be available in due course. 



    • 8 Nov 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (UTC+03:00)
    • Istanbul, Türkiye

    The ALTE 61st Conference Day will take place on Friday 8th November 2024, Istanbul, Türkiye, hosted by our ALTE Member, Yunus Emre Institute.

     Friday 8th November 2024 will be an open conference day for all those with an interest in the field of language testing. The theme of the conference day is: The Transformative Power of EDI in Language Assessment.

    More information about the programme of the event will be available in due course.


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