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2019 ILTA Student Travel Award

ILTA Student Travel Award
Language Testing Research Colloquium 2019

Deadline for applications extended: 17 January 2019

The ILTA Student Travel Award is to provide partial travel funding for graduate students whose papers have been accepted at LTRC to attend the conference. This highly competitive award is given to a maximum of two student presenters.


Teaching With Tunes: 6 Ways To Incorporate Music Into Your Classroom

usic is all around us. With each sound that you hear, it is already a component of music. This is why music is deemed to be forever. 

Evidently, it is also seen as ageless. Whatever music each individual prefers, it established ties that know no boundaries, whether it is age or gender or other preferences.

Christopher Brumfit Essay Prize 2020

Language Teaching announces the award of an essay prize which honours one of the founding editors of this journal.


The winner will receive a £500 credit to be used to purchase books available in the current Cambridge University Press catalogue.

The winning essay - revised where appropriate in line with referees’ comments - will be prioritised for publication in the first available issue of the journal.

5 ways to keep students’ attention in class

In one of our posts earlier in the year we suggested a few ways of getting students’ attention when the class is not listening. Ideas such as call and response, transitional chants or songs, and countdowns can work well when you need to get the attention of the whole class, although if used too often can lose their effectiveness.

Read: 8 Young learner first lesson problems and solutions. 

So what can we do to get, and more importantly, keep our students’ attention? Here are five top tips! 

2019 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL® Dissertation Award

To recognize doctoral dissertation research that makes a significant and original contribution to knowledge about second or foreign-language tests and testing and/or the use and development of such tests and testing.

The Award value is $2,500 (U.S. dollars) and round-trip economy airfare, expenses and hotel accommodations for 3 nights at the Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), where the award is presented

The candidates are expected to have the following conditions:

CAL's Summer Internships in Language Assessment

The Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for summer internships in Language Assessment, Psychometrics and Quantitative Research, and Language and Culture Education.  The internship program at CAL provides an opportunity for qualified individuals at all levels of education who are interested in language, linguistics, language testing, and related areas to gain experience working with CAL professional staff on projects appropriate to the interests and skills of the intern: