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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.

Welcome Message from Prof. Melissa Bowles (PDF)

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)

Workshop Agenda (PDF)


October 5-6, 2012 Schedule-tentative (PDF)


Registration form (PDF)


Click here for hotel information.

Call for Papers

Click Call for Papers for information on submitting your proposal.

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.

Conference Venue (October 6, 2012)

The meeting venue will be the Levis Faculty Center.

Levis Faculty Center

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