Vilniaus Universitetas

Testing

ALTE Conference

ALTE Conference Day 
Friday 9th November 2007

 

Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania, House lll, Gedimino Ave. 53

 

PLEASE TAKE YOUR PASSPORTS OR IDENTITY CARDS


Language Testing in National Educational Systems: 
Communicating the Code of Practice to Stakeholder Groups


9.00-10.00: 
Registration, exhibition


10.00-10.30: 
Opening conference 
ALTE representative 
Virginija Būdienė, Vice-minister of the Ministry of Education and Science, Lithuania 
Vydas Gedvilas, member of Committee of Education, Science and Culture, Parliament of the Republic of Lithuania


10.30-11.15: 
Comparing Quality: What language teachers need to ask exam providers 
Nick Saville Cambridge ESOL


11.15-11.45:

Coffee Break


11.45-12.30: 
Baltic Panel: Social Integration and Testing Titular Languages in Baltic states. 
Latvia : Zaiga Sneibe: the Acting Head of the State Language Policy Department of the Ministry of Education and Science; Lithuania: Gražina Jurgutavičiūtė: Teacher Professional Development Centre; Estonia: Jaan Õispuu: Language policy expert and leader of the Foreign Language Strategy Commission (Ministry of Education and Research). 
Moderator: Vilma Bačkiūtė, Ministry of Science and Education, Lithuania


12.30-13.30: 
Linking learning and assessment: A can-do framework 
Dr Neil Jones Cambridge ESOL


13.30-14.30:

Lunch


14.30-15.45: 
National Language Testing Policy: 
Gilles Breton, CIEP; Cecilie Carlsen, Universitetet I Bergen, Norway; Kate Green, Department for children, schools & families, UK; Gitte Østergaard Nielsen, Pædagogisk konsulent Integrationskontoret Danskundervisningsenheden, Denmark


15.45-16.15: 
Round Table


16.15: 
End of Conference day

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