Welcome to the Language Testing Research Centre. Please take some time to browse our site to familiarise yourselves with our academic achievements and professional services. We work closely with many organisations both in Australia and internationally.
Established in 1990, the Language Testing Research Centre (LTRC) at the University of Melbourne has become an international leader in research and development in language assessment and language program evaluation.
Based in the School of Languages and Linguistics in the Faculty of Arts, the LTRC comprises a team of internationally renowned researchers in language assessment and language program evaluation. The Centre work focuses around research and validation of language tests, test development, consultancies and industry linkages. The Centre also owns a variety of language tests which can be licensed for use by external clients. Other focus areas of the Centre include offering the Professional Certificate in Language Assessment; conducting training in language assessment through regular workshops for both teachers and researchers; supervision of Masters and PhD students and chairing the Assessment Research Group run in the School of Languages and Linguistics. The Centre also currently co-edits the regional language testing journal Papers in Language Testing and Assessment: an international journal of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment Australia and New Zealand.
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Ute Knoch, Cathie Elder and Tim McNamara awarded the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) Advocacy/Public Engagement Award 2020
Just announced! Associate Professor Cathie Elder is the winner of the 2020 Cambridge English Language Assessment /ILTA Distinguished Achievement Award.
Congratulations to Ute Knoch and Suzy Macqueen; winners of the 2020 award!