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, and 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.
Tim Farnsworth, ECOLT 2011 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, ECOLT Conference Chair
Francesca Di Silvio, ECOLT Conference Chair
Past ECOLT Plenary Speakers:
- 2010: James E. Purpura
- 2009: John de Jong
- 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