Upcoming Events


The Consortium on Useful Assessment in Language and Humanities Education is seeking proposals for paper presentations for its annual meeting and conference, to be held October 27-28 at the University of Oregon, Eugene, Oregon. Papers must be on one of the following three topics:

  • Working with standardized tests in a useful manner
  • Assessing reading/writing across the curriculum
  • Assessment in articulation with community colleges or other partner institutions

The deadline for proposal sbmissions is Friday, June 29, 2018. Notification of acceptance decisions will be made by July 16, 2018. Visit the CUALHE website for more information.



Do you teach Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Hindi, Korean, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, or Urdu at a two-year or four-year institution of higher education (community college, four-year college or university)?

Would you like to participate in FREE workshop to learn to conduct modified oral proficiency interviews (ACTFL MOPI)?

Join the AELRC this summer!

“STARTALK: Understanding the ACTFL Guidelines” is a hybrid workshop designed for language instructors from community colleges and other institutions of higher education to participate in action-based research on the influence of this workshop on their professional practices. Participants will learn how to use and apply the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines and the accompanying Modified Oral Proficiency Interview with a certified ACTFL OPI trainer!

First, participants will review a short, online introduction to the ACTFL Guidelines and the Modified Oral Proficiency Interview and respond to a quiz; activities will include opportunities to learn about the ACTFL Guidelines, practice rating speech samples and setting goals for incorporating speaking proficiency activities in their classrooms. Next, participants will come to Georgetown University June 27-29 to work with a certified ACTFL trainer to learn to conduct interviews and incorporate proficiency-based activities in their language classrooms. During September, November, and January, participants will respond to short questionnaires and participate in interviews (Zoom or face-to-face) on the influence of this professional development for participants, their students, and their professional growth.

May 18-June 22: Online introduction (Online)
June 27-29: Face-to-face workshop (Face-to-face)

Apply here by June 22.

Limited travel funds (up to $600 of pre-approved expenses with appropriate receipts) for out-of-town attendees.



Blue and green letter e next to text reading ECOLT: East Coast Organization of Language Testers  Date: October 12-13, 2018
  Location: Princeton, New Jersey

The East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT) is pleased to announce its seventeenth annual conference on October 12-13, 2018. Visit the website for more information.