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.
In 2020 we celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the LTRC and the 10 year anniversary of the Association for Language Testing and Assessment Australia and New Zealand (ALTAANZ) with an joint online celebratory event and an LTRC symposium.
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.
To read our mission statement and more about what we do please visit the the About us web page.