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ECOLT represents an East Coast group of professionals, scholars, and students who are involved in language testing projects and research. One of the organization's goals is to support connections between academia, K-12 education, government, for-profit and not-for-profit testing organizations. In addition to providing a forum for continued learning and networking, ECOLT strongly supports the work of graduate students.

Timothy Farnsworth

Tim Farnsworth, ECOLT 2010 Program Chair

Tim Farnsworth is assistant professor of TESOL at Hunter College of The City University of New York (CUNY). He received his PhD in Applied Linguistics from UCLA in 2008. Before that, he taught ESL in South Korea, Japan, and in Los Angeles. His research interests include problems in the content area assessment of English Learners, language test validity, and oral skills testing.


Meg Malone

Meg Malone, ECOLT Conference Chair


Francesca Di Silvio

Francesca Di Silvio, ECOLT Conference Chair


Yen-Tzu Chang

Yen-Tzu Chang, ECOLT Student Chair


Past ECOLT Plenary Speakers:
2009: John DeJong
2008: Richard Leucht
2007: Dorry M. Kenyon
2006: Micheline Chalhoub-Deville
2005: John L.D. Clark
2004: Sara Cushing Weigle
2003: Lyle Bachman
2002: Charles Stansfield, Elana Shohamy

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Second Language Testing, Inc.
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Georgetown University
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National Capital Language Resource Center
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