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Language Testing Forum 2014 Event

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21 - 23 November 2014
Hartley Suite Garden Court Highfield Campus University of Southampton SO17 1BF

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Dr Ying Zheng on 02380 597650 or email .

Event details

Conference Theme: Language Testing: Engaging multi-disciplinary perspectives

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Call for Papers - Closed

Language testing and processes of language test validation and evaluation draw on theoretical perspectives from fields such as Applied Linguistics and Second Language Acquisition. The approach informs test design and format, and test data analysis. This conference is an opportunity for language testers and language educators to engage with new developments in these fields, and other multi-disciplinary perspectives which can help us meet emerging and future challenges.

We invite submissions to contribute to the topic in the form of paper or poster.

We particularly would like to invite young researchers and PhD students to present their work. All student presenters will benefit from a subsidized registration fee of £25, which includes two evening dinners sponsored by the British Council.

Abstract submission is now closed.

Please contact with any further queries.



Please register via our online store here.


Transport Links

The University bus service Unilink provides regular transport (every seven minutes), from both Southampton Central and Southampton Airport Parkway rail stations.

From Southampton Central Rail Station one should catch the U1A, or from Southampton Airport Parkway the U1C.

Both buses arrive at the University's Highfield Campus within 20 minutes.

Alternatively, you can call Radio Taxi's on 02380 666666, or West Quay Cars on 02380 999999.


Local Accommodation

Should anyone require overnight accommodation in Southampton we can suggest several hotels within walking distance, or a short drive away, from the University. Some hotels offer a University discounted rate, please enquire on booking.

Highfield House Hotel

Elizabeth House Hotel 

Jury's Inn Southampton

Ibis Hotel Southampton

Novotel Hotel Southampton

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Highfield Campus

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Conference Organising Committee

Dr Ying Zheng

Professor Roumyana Slabakova

Dr Richard Kiely

Chris Sinclair

Dr Adriana Patiño-Santos


Conference Administrative Support

Megan Lewis


Student Ambassadors

Hanadi Khadawardi

Yujing Lu

Ahmed Al Khateeb

Lulu Zhang

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