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ALTE BI-ANNUAL CONFERENCE DAY MATERIALS


ALTE organise des réunions et des conférences semestrielles, lors desquelles une journée de conférence est consacrée à un thème particulier du domaine de l'évaluation linguistique, et ouverte au public. Depuis 2018, nous publions une bibliographie des conférences, ainsi que les présentations sous forme de diapositives des interventions en plénière et en ateliers, dans la mesure du possible.

The presentations contain materials sent to us by third parties, to which the copyright belong.  Authorisation to reproduce such material should be obtained from the copyright holders concerned. Third parties are responsible for ensuring that material submitted complies with international and national law.  All views and opinions expressed in the presentations are those of the third party copyright holders and do not necessarily reflect the position of ALTE.

ALTE 60th Conference Day, Bad Homburg, Germany, Friday 12th April 2024

Closing the gap – Assessment for skilled labour

Plenary Presentations video recordings and slides

Olaf Bärenfänger, Leipzig University, Germany, Laying the foundations. Devising a model for work-related language competence in German - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Sibylle Plassmann, telc gGmbH, Germany, Fairness by design. Navigating diverse needs in assessment for labour migration - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Jens Behning, Federal Office for Migration and Refugees, Germany, The German Federal Program of Vocational Language Training - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Dominique Casanova, CCIP Le Français des affaires, France, Recognition of professional French communication skills in different parts of the world - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Helga Grabbe, Carl Duisberg Centren Mexico, Germany Svenja Sanyang, Deutsche Seniorenstift Gesellschaft (DSG), Germany   Case study – work migration from Mexico to Germany - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Gaby Probst, University of Applied Sciences Fribourg, Switzerland, Learning, teaching, and assessing in business language courses: What tools to use today? - Click here to see the slides of the presentation


ALTE 59th Conference Day, Rome, Italy, Friday 10th November 2023

ALTE’s commitment to systemic alignment using the CEFR: integrating learning, teaching and assessment

Plenary presentations video recordings and slides

Dr Sarah Breslin, Executive Director, European Centre for Modern Languages and Head of Language Policy (ECML), Council of Europe, The Council of Europe: a catalyst for innovation and systemic change in the field of language education - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

CLIQ Association (Sabrina Machetti, Letizia Cinganotto, Diego Cortés Velásquez, Lorenzo Rocca) The impact of CLIQ on language policies at cross-national and national level: toward a learning-oriented approach to teaching and assessment - Click here to see the slides of the presentation 

Prof Claudia Harsch, University of Bremen, Germany, Using the CEFR for aligning teaching, learning and assessment – practices in Cuba and Germany - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Prof Karen Schramm, University of Vienna, Austria, Internal differentiation in foreign language reading instruction - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Prof Stephen Sireci, University of Massachusetts, USA, Aligning Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment to Promote Learning: Technological Advances - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Prof Guido Benvenuto, Università “La Sapienza” di Roma, Italy Assessment for learning in language teacher education / La valutazione per l’apprendimento e per la formazione della professionalità insegnante.


ALTE 57th Conference Day, hybrid event, Paris, France, Friday 22nd April 2022 

The future place of humans in language assessment

Plenary presentations video recordings and slides

Dominique Casanova, Le français des affaires, CCI Paris Île-de-France, France, Technology in language assessment: have we already opened Pandora's Box? - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

François Renaud, Le français des affaires, CCI Paris Île-de-France, France, Assessing speaking in a vocational communication - Click here to see the slides of the presentation.

Dr Fumiyo Nakatsuhara, CRELLA, University of Bedfordshire, UK and Dr Lyn May, Queensland University of Technology, Australia, Eliciting pragmatic and interactional competence in semi-direct speaking tests - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Dr Nick Saville, Cambridge University Press and Assessment, UK, The interplay between humans and machines - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Professor Thomas François, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, Automated essay scoring: where do you stand and where are we going? - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Dr Erik Voss, Columbia University, USA, The supporting role of technology in learning-oriented assessment - Click here to see the slides of the presentation


ALTE 56th Conference Day, online event, Friday 12th November 2021

Respecting diversity and bridging distances: teaching and assessment of multi profiles - From literacy to plurilingualism

Plenary presentations video recordings and slides

Danilo Rini, CVCL, University for Foreigners of PerugiaBridging distances with test takers: the impact of the ALTE audit on CELI exams - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Prof. Daria Coppola, Dr Irene Russo, Dr Raffaella Moretti, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Plurilingual assessment of linguistic, textual, and communicative skills in multicultural Italian primary schools -  Click here to see slides of presentation.

Dr Fauve De Backer, Prof Piet Van Avermaet Centre for Diversity and Learning, Ghent University, Diversity in teaching and assessment: more than peripheral kumbaya? - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Prof. Borbala Samu, University for Foreigners of Perugia, Teaching and testing L2 Interactional Competence online - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Prof Lorenzo Rocca, CLIQ Association, Connecting teaching and assessment: good practices in the perspective of profiles - Click here to see the slides of the presentation

Vincent Folny, France Education International and Eugénie Marie, Direction générale des étrangers en France (DGEF), Links between the French language training offer and French language certification offer in the context of migration in France - Click here to see the slides of the presentation


ALTE 55th Conference Day, online event, Friday 6th November 2020

Pluriculturalism: Implications for Language Learning and Assessment

Plenary presentations

Prof. Belma Haznedar, Boğaziçi University, TurkeyLanguage learning and teaching in a multilingual and multicultural world

Prof. Kutlay Yagmur, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, What causes lower mathematics and reading performance of Turkish immigrant students?

Prof. Michael Byram, Durham University, UK, Potentials and limitations in the assessment of pluri/intercultural competence

Prof. Enrica Piccardo, University of Toronto, Canada, Plurilingual and pluricultural competence in the new CEFR: the mediated nature of language learning and use

Parallel sessions

Workshop - Prof. Enrica Piccardo, University of Toronto, Canada, A quality approach to CEFR implementation: from reflection to practice and backwards

Workshop - Prof. Michael Byram, Durham University, UK, Instruments for assessing pluri/intercultural competence - pros and cons


ALTE 54th Conference Day, Ljubljana, Slovenia, 8th November 2019

Monolingual testing in a multilingual reality? Language ideologies and their influence on language testing

Conference Bibliography

Workshops presentations slides


ALTE 53rd Conference Day, Ghent, Belgium, 26th April 2019

Multilingual Access to Education

Conference Bibliography

Cecilie Hamnes Carlsen, Western Norway University of Applied Sciences, Norway. Justice in practice - what it means and why it is our responsibility.

ALTE 52nd Conference Day, Salamanca, Spain, 23rd November 2018

The Roles of Test Takers and Users in Striving for Fairness


Plenary presentations slides

Workshop presentations slides

ALTE 51st Conference Day, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 13th April 2018

Multilingualism and Using Language for Specific Purposes - The Role of Assessment

Conference Bibliography

Plenary presentations slides

Workshop presentations slides


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Spanish Translation © Instituto Cervantes and University of Salamanca 2024 | French Translation © France Éducation International 2024 | Italian Translation © University for Foreigners, Perugia 2024 | Dutch Translation © CNaVT 2024 | Romanian Translation © Babeş-Bolyai University 2024 |  | Portuguese Translation © CAPLE-University of Lisbon 2023 | Swedish Translation © Stockholm University 2024 | Catalan Translation © Generalitat de Cataluyna 2024 | German Translation © Goethe Institut and ÖSD 2024

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