Illustrative Test Items related to the CEFR
ACTFL & ITT contributed a selection of "best practise" samples of Listening and Reading Proficiency Tests to the Council of Europe`s project " Using Illustrative Tasks ". The goal of this project "is to help users relate locally relevant test items to the CEFR levels, and to gain insights into developing items that can eventually claim to be related to CEFR levels." (Council of Europe)

Upcoming Presentations
Prof. Erwin Tschirner will give two presentations at the Chicago Language Symposium "The Role of Assessment in Language Teaching" 2017. Read more

Vocabulary Tests
To date, the ITT has developed vocabulary tests for the following languages: Arabic, German, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. These tests are available free of charge online. Link

Volume "Deutsch als fremde Bildungssprache" published
In February 2016 the volume "Deutsch als fremde Bildungssprache: Das Spannungsfeld von Fachwissen, sprachlicher Kompetenz, Diagnostik und Didaktik" was published. Read more

Expert Workshop "German as a Foreign Language for STEM Subjects" in July 2014
The Expert Workshop "German as a Foreign Language for STEM Subjects: Foundations and Curricular Approaches" was held from 24th to 26th July 2014 at the University of Leipzig. This event was organized by the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG), the Herder Institute of the University of Leipzig, and the Institute for Test Research and Development, Leipzig. Link

Conference on Academic Language
The symposium on ability profiles for German as a second academic language ("Kompetenzprofile Deutsch als fremde Bildungssprache") took place in Leipzig on 4th and 5th October 2013. The event was organized by ITT in cooperation with the Herder Institute (University of Leipzig) and the Language Centre (University of Leipzig). Generous support for the event was provided by telc language tests. Link