Membership and Fees

There are four levels of Membership:

  • Individual
  • Associate
  • Institutional
  • Expert

Individual membership

Individual membership is free of charge to eligible individuals, and entitles members to attend the Annual General Meeting and to vote on EALTA matters, and to a reduced fee for attendance at EALTA conferences. Those eligible to join EALTA as individual members are people working or living in Member States of the European Union or the Council of Europe. Members should have an interest and preferably an involvement in language testing and/or assessment.

To become an Individual Member visit the Join EALTA page.

Associate Membership

Associate Membership is free of charge and open to anybody involved in language testing and assessment who is not otherwise eligible to join EALTA. Associate Members can attend EALTA conferences at the full conference rate, and can attend the Annual General Meeting with full voting rights. However, Associate Members cannot become members of the EALTA Executive Committee.

To become an Associate Member visit the Join EALTA page.

Institutional Membership

Institutional Membership incurs a fee of 150 Euros per annum, and is open to those European institutions engaged in language testing or assessment, related materials development, or teaching or research in language testing and / or assessment.

Institutional Membership entitles the institution to discounted rates for membership of one Special Interest Group, and up to two representatives per institution to attendance at EALTA conferences at institutional rates. Institutional Members are entitled to be listed on the EALTA website.

Applications are considered by the EALTA Membership Committee. The application form and additional information can be obtained from the Chair of the Membership Committee, Slobodanka Dimova, at slobodanka.dimova@hum.ku.dk.

Expert Membership

Expert Membership is free of charge, and is restricted to those who qualify as experts, and who are already Individual or Associate Members of EALTA. Applications are considered by the EALTA Membership Committee. Qualifications include:

Essential

  • Higher degree in language testing or in a related field
  • Documented participation in test design, development and validation of significant tests or public examinations
  • Documented participation in research on some aspect of language testing and assessment
  • Consultancies to organisations, institutions or projects
  • Presentation of papers at professional conferences

Preferred

  • A doctorate in language testing or in a related field
  • Teaching experience in language testing or a related field
  • Articles on language testing - published in internationally recognised journals
  • Books on language testing and assessment or a related field.

Expert Members are entitled to be listed on the EALTA website, and to all other benefits of EALTA Individual Membership.

The application form and additional information can be obtained from the Chair of the Membership Committee, Slobodanka Dimova, at slobodanka.dimova@hum.ku.dk.

 

Data protection

  • For each of the different membership types, EALTA collects data on your person and /or institution (you can see what data is collected by clicking on the different types).
  • The data are processed only for membership purposes, and we will only contact you for membership-related reasons, such as inviting you to the AGM.
  • We will never share your data with third parties.
  • Your data are only retained as long as you are a member of EALTA.
  • By logging into your EALTA account, you can check what data you have submitted.
  • You have the right to have your data erased - this will constitute the end of your EALTA membership.
  • We regularly ask EALTA members to renew their membership - if you do not renew your membership when prompted, this means your membership ends and we will erase your data.
  • All data are stored on a secure server hosted by the University of Lancaster.
  • Data are handled by the EALTA secretary and the webservice liaison person at the University of Lancaster.

EALTA has been formed with financial support from the European Community

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