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Language Testing Forum 2011, 18th - 20th November 2011

Conference Theme

The 2011 conference theme focused on

Empirical research on language testing impact:
Teaching, learning and the broader test context

The Language Testing Forum is organised by the Research Group

English Language Learning, Teaching, and Assessment (ELLTA)

at the Centre of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick.

Click here for more information about the Centre for Applied Linguistics at the University of Warwick.

Location and Travel

Here, you can find more details on the conference venue: Scarman Conference Centre

Click here for information about the location and travel information to the University of Warwick, at Coventry.


Friday 18th November 2011 to Sunday 20th November 2011


Please click here for the programme.

Opening Talk: Liz Hamp-Lyons gave the Opening Talk on Friday evening on What do we know now about impact??

Closing Talk: Jo Fond Lam (CINOP, The Netherlands) gave the Closing Talk on Sunday morning on Language Tests for Immigrants to the Netherlands.

Panel discussion: We had a very interesting panel discussion on Language tests for immigration purposes. A summary of the key issues raised will be provided here shortly.

Beginning: Friday, 5.30pm: registration, followed by the opening talk

End: Sunday, 1.15pm

BAAL TEA SIG held a one-day conference preceding the Language Testing Forum 2011 on the theme of 'Innovative approaches to language testing research'. The conference will take place on Friday, 18 November 2011 from 10-17 at the University of Warwick, Westwood Campus. More information can be found at in due course.


Accommodation was provided at our Scarman Conference Centre.

Conference Dinner

There was a three-course Gala Dinner at Scarman Friday night,
generously sponsored by Trinity College London.

We had a Drinks Reception on Friday, sponsored by Oxford University Press.

We organised a dinner off campus for Saturday night. The University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations sponsored 24 student dinners.


We are grateful for the following institutions to support the LTF:

Trinity College London generously sponsors the Gala Dinner on Friday night.


Oxford University Press sponsors our drinks reception on Friday night.

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations sponsors the Saturday Night Dinner for 24 students on a "first come first serve" basis. Deatils to apply see above.

Organising Committee

Claudia Harsch, Chair

Ema Ushioda

Office support: Elaine Roberts

Administrative Support: Harry Kuchah

A big THANK YOU to our student volunteers Bushra, Erkan, Li Li, Lindsay, Mala, Wuttiya and Zuleyha!



You can reach us via email:

LTF2011 at warwick dot ac dot uk


A summary of the plenary discussion on Language Testing for Immigration Purposes can be found here.

You can find ppt's of the presentations here.

The Programme for the LTF 2011 can be found here.

We are grateful to the following institutions for supporting the LTF: