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ALTE Item Writing Course - Getting to know the basics

  • 2 Oct 2023
  • (BST)
  • 6 Oct 2023
  • (BST)
  • 5 sessions
  • 2 Oct 2023, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM (BST)
  • 3 Oct 2023, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM (BST)
  • 4 Oct 2023, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM (BST)
  • 5 Oct 2023, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM (BST)
  • 6 Oct 2023, 4:00 PM 7:00 PM (BST)
  • Online (Microsoft Teams)
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The ALTE Item Writing Course - Getting to know the basics aims to help participants get started as item writers or develop already existing item writing skills.  After introducing theory basics, we’ll get down to looking at examples and doing some item writing.

Most sample tasks are in English but the course is structured in a way that all of the techniques are applicable to other languages too. Although the sessions are divided into Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking, we will also briefly discuss item writing for integrated skills.

Course tutor: Annie Broadhead

Annie Broadhead is an Assessment consultant, ESOL teacher trainer, test developer and ELT author based in Cambridge, UK. Annie has run online courses in the Principles of Testing and ALTE Item Writer courses in several countries.

She has experience of writing tests for all ages and at all levels. She is passionate about helping people produce good tests that have a positive washback effect on teaching and learning.

Payment and Cancellation policy

Payment is in full when registering. Payment can only be made online using a Visa, MasterCard or American Express. 

Please notice that if you cannot pay with a credit/debit card please contact the Secretariat immediately ( In such a case we will have to issue an invoice first, and only then a bank transfer will be possible.

In case of cancellation up until one month before the start of the events, the full amount will be refunded minus a €50 administration fee. However, in the case of cancellation after this date, no refunds can be made.  

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 ALTE - the Association of Language Testers in Europe is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO), registered in England, charity number 1184799.

Spanish Translation © Instituto Cervantes and University of Salamanca 2023 | French Translation © France Éducation International 2023 | Italian Translation © University for Foreigners, Perugia 2023 | Dutch Translation © CNaVT 2023 | Romanian Translation © Babeş-Bolyai University 2023 |  | Portuguese Translation © CAPLE-University of Lisbon 2023 | Swedish Translation © Stockholm University 2023 | Catalan Translation © Generalitat de Cataluyna 2023 | German Translation © Goethe Institut and ÖSD 2023

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