Midwest Association of Language Testers 2012




The Linguistics Department of the University of Illinois is excited to be hosting the 
Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT) 2012. 

The event will take place October 5th-6th, 2012 at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. The organizing committee consists of Professor Fred Davidson, Linguistics, and four graduate students: Sun Joo Chung, Stephanie Gaillard, Junli Wei and Iftikhar Haider.

What is MwALT?

For more information about MwALT, please visit the official website here


The theme for this year will be Inferences and Actions in Language Testing.

Plenary Speaker

Paula Winke, Michigan State University
Issues in large-scale placement testing: Why placement tests often just don’t work and why more innovative tests seem so scary

Workshop (October 5, 2012)

Workshop instructor: Paula Winke, Michigan State University
Language testing for placement decisions: Why, how to, and what ifs

Location: Nevada Lab, Room Nevada A 1203 1/2 W. Nevada Street, Urbana, IL 61801 (view map)

MwALT Graduate Student Award for Excellence in Language Assessment Research

Purpose: To recognize language assessment research conducted by a graduate student
For more information about the award, click here.

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Contact Information

Department of Linguistics
707 S. Mathews Avenue; Suite 4080 LCLB
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801; USA