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May 2017

The main news for this month was actually posted on the ltinfonews a few days ago. Some time ago I removed the automatic news update service from the home page of the website because Microsoft Edge had disabled this feature. However, it is available in the latest edition of Explorer, which many people still use because Edge has been stripped of most functionality. Of course, web slicing doesn't work in other browsers. Information on webslicing is here. It has now been reintroduced so IE users can get automatic updates when new news items appear on this page. I'm afraid it doesn't work in other browsers, and the Firefox plugin isn't available any more. But it's a cool feature for IE users. And if you haven't heard the new podcast with John Read, do head off to the Language Testing Bytes page.


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Conferences: There is a call for papers for ECOLT 2017 Deadline is 5th June. And 15th May is the deadling for proposals for ILACE 2017 at the AUC in Egypt.
Coming Soon: The next podcast will be produced for the autumn of 2017. More features on the way, but these are being delayed by the fact that I'm on sabbatical for the whole of 2017. But watch this space, as they will start to appear slowly during the year.


Current Feature:
Language Testing Review of 2016
Click on the 'Features' link to see selected topics that have previously appeared in the features slot. These are changed up to four times a year, providing short pieces on subjects of interest to students of language testing and assessment.


The Language Testing Bookstore contains academic texts on languge testing. You can also use the Book Search page where you can input your own keywords. If you are a test taker, or preparing to take a test, the test preparation pages have links to the latest student texts, test preparation tips on YouTube, and information on language testing and immigration. We also provide links to many language testing related videos on YouTube.


Information Services
The website has a number of free Information Alert Services that are designed to help you keep up to date with what is going on in the world of language testing & assessment. These services use webslicing, which is a web feature introduced with Internet Explorer 8. When you subscribe to a webslice a tab is placed on the favourites bar of Internet Explorer and you are alerted whenever the information is updated. You can currently subscribe to any of the following services:

Language Testing News: Available on this page. My search engine scours the world press for testing stories and updates this page on the fly every three hours. It's the most efficient way to keep track of language testing and educational assessment in the world press.

Jobs4U: A daily roundup of jobs in testing and assessment. You see just the most recent job available in the alert, but just click to go to the employment page where you will find all the new positions just advertised. Frequency: Daily.

Article Alert: Checks the language testing journals and many applied linguistics and educational research journals for articles on language testing. When you receive an alert, go to the page to see all the new articles that have just been published. Frequency: Weekly.

Language Testing Bytes: Notification of new issues of the podcast so you can download them from this website. Frequency: twice a year.

Also available is this website's bulletin with periodic information about updates and other language testing news. Frequency: variable.


Most Visited Language Testing Websites This Week
Cambridge English
Cambridge English ? internationally recognised exams and qualifications for learners and teachers of English. Start your English language journey today.

Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study)
Free Online English Learning: Study English with Quizzes, Tests, Crossword Puzzles, Exercises and other activities for students of English as a second language.

Test your English | Cambridge English
This is a quick, free online test. It will tell you which Cambridge English exam may be best for you. We have lots of exam preparation to help you get ready for your ...

IELTS Reading Practice test - Exam English
IELTS Academic Reading, complete test. There are 3 passages and 40 questions. You have 60 minutes to complete the test. You can choose to do the test in Practice or ...

Language Testing International | Validated and Certified ...
Home - Language Testing International | Validated and Certified Language Proficiency Testing in 100+ Languages

Exam English - Free Practice for IELTS,the TOEFL® and ...
Free top-quality practice for all the important international English language exams. All test questions are written by experienced teachers and examiners. No ...

TOEFL - Official Site
The TOEFL ® Test Gives You an Advantage: Most Widely Accepted, Most Popular and Most Convenient Choice. The TOEFL test is the most widely respected English-language ...

IELTS - IELTS Home of the IELTS English Language Test
IELTS is the high stakes English test for international study, migration and work. Open a world of opportunity with IELTS.

World English : test, learn and study the English language ...
English on the internet. The best online resource for English as a second or foreign language (ESL / EFL), English exercises and activities, online English lessons ...

American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Dedicated to promoting the study of foreign languages and cultures as an integral component of American education and society. Information on events, testing ...

ALTE - The Association of Language Testers in Europe
Setting standards. ALTE has established a set of common standards for its members? exams which cover the four stages in the test development cycle.

Language Testing Resources Website
Language Testing May 2017 The main news for this month was actually posted on the ltinfonews a few days ago. Some time ago I removed the automatic news update service ...

Language Testing and Assessment - Language Testing ...
Language Testing and Assessment - Language Testing International | Validated and Certified Language Proficiency Testing in 100+ Languages

TOEFL: Home - Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
Information about the TOEFL tests and services are available online. Try the TOEFL practice questions.

Linguistics and English Language | Lancaster University
Funding successes for English language testing research. LAEL staff in second language learning, teaching and assessment have been awarded 4 different research grants ...

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
ETS is committed to advancing quality and equity in education for all people worldwide through assessment development, educational research, policy studies and more.

Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)
The Praxis ® tests measure the academic skills and subject-specific content knowledge needed for teaching. The Praxis tests are taken by individuals entering the ...

PTE Academic - The English test that takes you places
PTE Academic is the English test for study abroad and immigration, with results typically available in five business days!

Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service
The Foreign Language Achievement Testing Service provides students the opportunity to receive up to 12 semester hours of university credit by examination (some ...

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Wikipedia
Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL / ? t o? f ?l / TOH-f?l) is a standardized test to measure the English language ability of non-native speakers ...


Humour
Testing and assessment is serious because it can affect the lives of test takers, institutions, and society. But like all human and social activities, there is a humorous side as well. So after all the heavy stuff in the rest of this website, you may enjoy looking at testing in a rather different way, in the humour page, where you'll find video, audio, cartoons and other fun stuff related to testing and assessment.


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