Dear ELT Community member,
The English Language Testing Society (ELTSociety) is pleased to invite you to register for our inaugural 2021 ELTS Virtual Conference at no cost, taking place on October 15th and 16th, 2021. Registration is now full but please join our waitlist today.
ELTSociety was launched in the fall of 2019 as an international non-profit association for professionals interested in the field of English language testing for persons whose native language is not English. The theme of the conference is Crosscurrents: Proficiency Testing & Classroom Assessment. The conference will focus on both proficiency testing and classroom assessment, as well as the intersections, commonalities, and differences that characterize these practices. The sessions will include presentations on timely topics such as test designs, formative and summative assessments, and students’ evaluations.
The conference will feature two keynote speakers, Dr. Micheline Chaloub-Deville and Dr. Shahrzad Saif. Dr. Micheline Chalhoub-Deville is a Professor of Educational Research Methodology at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and she will be speaking about Large-Scale Tests And Evolving Constructs. The second keynote speaker is Dr. Shahrzad Saif, a professor of Applied Linguistics at the Departément de langues, linguistic et traduction, Université Laval (Quebec, Canada). The title of her address is the “Test Impact: The Effects Of High Stakes Testing And Classroom Assessment On Learning Outcomes”.
You can learn more about the keynote speakers and their speeches by visiting our conference page Keynote Speakers – ELTSociety 2021 Virtual Conference. We hope you join us to learn more about proficiency testing and classroom assessment and register for the free ELTSociety Virtual Conference.