Thank you to the 500+ people who attended the ALTE 6th International Conference and contributed to its success.
The ALTE Secretariat will be in touch shortly with information about the conference proceedings and pictures of the event.
The joining instructions and floorplans for the conference are now available in the following links:
The ALTE 6th International Conference will provide a unique multilingual forum, sharing insights and practical knowledge gained from teaching and testing a huge range of languages in different contexts around the world.
The conference will consider teaching, learning and assessment:
Delegates – including researchers, teachers, testing specialists and policy-makers – will discuss:
The event will take place in the beautiful, four-star Savoia Regency Hotel, located just outside the historic city of Bologna. Click here for more information about the venue, accommodation options and visiting the city of Bologna.
We are delighted that the European Commission will be taking an active role in the ALTE 6th International Conference. Presentations include:
In today’s globalised, technology driven and fast-changing world, it is crucial to be able to communicate and to process information in more than one language. We still need to make considerable progress in this field. ALTE has been a valuable partner to the European Commission, in particular through its role in coordinating the European survey on language competences. The findings have contributed to the Education and Training Monitor, which on a yearly basis summarises the European Commission’s analysis of Member States’ progress in modernising and improving their education and training systems.
We share ALTE’s vision on the need to make the connections between learning and assessment – and between research, policy and practice. These are guiding principles behind the EU’s Erasmus programme, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. I hope conference delegates will take the opportunity to discover the different aspects of the current programme, Erasmus+, which covers education, training, youth and sport, and see how it can help them reach their personal and professional goals.— Tibor Navracsics, Commissioner for Education, Culture, Youth and Sport
We are delighted to announce that the ALTE 6th International Conference will take place under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Mr Thorbjørn Jagland. ALTE is an international NGO (INGO) with Participatory Status within the Council of Europe, and has contributed greatly to the development of the Council of Europe’s Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), and more recently also to the Council of Europe’s work on the Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants (LIAM).
ALTE International Conferences provide a unique multilingual forum, sharing insights and practical knowledge gained from teaching and testing a huge range of languages in different contexts around the world.
The ALTE 5th International Conference, held in Paris in 2014, brought together more than 300 delegates representing 92 organisations in over 30 countries and has led directly to new collaborative research projects.
“ALTE’s international conferences are all about making connections - and our next conference theme in 2017 explicitly highlights the connections between learning, teaching and assessment at every level, from national policy to classroom practice. This event also seeks to make connections between people from different backgrounds and experiences. We will bring together experts and practitioners working in a wide range of languages and professional contexts from all parts of the globe, giving us the chance to share insights and techniques that might otherwise remain compartmentalised.”— Dr Nick Saville, ALTE Secretary-General