The Network of Expertise in Language Assessment (NExLA) is pleased to announce that we have been awarded an ILTA Collaboration and Outreach Award of US$ 2000. The grant will enable NExLA to do the following:
- Fund the formal establishment of NExLA, that took place in Pretoria on 1 July 2019. The meeting at which the constitution was formally adopted followed a highly successful symposium on Language assessment in multilingual contexts. The symposium took place on the first day of the annual joint SAALT and SALALS conference that took place on the Groenkloof Campus of the University of Pretoria.
- NExLA will employ part of the ILTA grant to support two delegates to attend LTRC 2020 in Hammamet, Tunisia, 9–13 June 2019.
- The website will be further developed.
- The balance of the grant will be used to stabilize the association financially.
It is expected that several of the papers read at the symposium will be offered at LTRC 2020.