Keynote by Erwin Tschirner: Pathway to Proficiency
ITT's President Prof. Dr. Erwin Tschirner will give the keynote address at the New England Chinese Teachers Conference in Boston with the topic "The Path to Competence: Understanding and Promoting Language Development for Communication".
ITT’s 10th anniversary
On July 4, 2022 the general meeting of the Institute for Test Research and Test Development e.V. took place.
In addition to the presentation of a number of interesting projects as well as the...Continue Reading
Project Results “Sprache und Studienerfolg”
The number of international students at German universities has grown steadily in recent years. At the same time, these students very often drop out of their study programs (most recently, almost 50% of foreign students in a BA program). Until...Continue Reading
Research Papers in Assessment: Volume 3
Research Papers in Assessment volume 3 published!
The Institute for Test Research and Development e. V. (ITT) proudly presents the third volume of its Research Papers in Assessment, entitled "Examining the Validity and Reliability of the ITT...Continue Reading
Measuring language skills in the workplace
In cooperation with the Klubschule Migros, the ITT has developed test modules for the language levels A1-C1 for a reliable assessment of job-related German skills in the canton of Zurich.
ITT Vocabulary Tests in Focus – EALTA 2021
The ITT supported the research project "Language and Academic Success of International Students" (SpraStu) by developing and providing productive and receptive vocabulary level tests.
On June 4th 2021, Jupp Möhring will present results...Continue Reading
Appointment to the Advisory Board of the Goethe-Institut
We congratulate our board member Prof. Dr. Olaf Bärenfänger on his appointment to the Language Advisory Board of the Goethe-Institut.
The Goethe-Institut promotes knowledge of the German language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. In...Continue Reading
Level assessment test for German and English
In cooperation with the Leipzig University of Applied Sciences (HTWK) and the Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences (HSZG), we have developed C-tests for German and English for the assessment of students and prospective students. The C-Test format is considered...Continue Reading
Research Papers in Assessment: Volume 2
The Institute for Test Research and Development e. V. (ITT) proudly presents the second volume of its Research Papers in Assessment, entitled "Mapping TOEFL iBT® Scores onto the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines."
The purpose of this...Continue Reading
Lecture by Prof. Tschirner
On 4 November Prof. Dr Erwin Tschirner gave a lecture at the University of Rhode Island entitled “Learning Language for Professional Proficiency”.
Prof. Dr Tschirner is currently researching and lecturing as a Distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor...Continue Reading
New Edition of Frequency Dictionary
A completely revised 2nd edition of A Frequency Dictionary of German by Prof. Erwin Tschirner and Jupp Möhring was released today by Routledge.
It contains the 5,000 most commonly used words in the German language today. These...Continue Reading
BAMF – Learning-Goal Catalogue
In close cooperation with the non-profit company telc gGmbH, the ITT has developed new learning goals for the BAMF’s special vocational language courses A2 and B1 and basic vocational language courses B2 and C1. Divided into eleven fields of action and scaled to...Continue Reading
Czech, Dutch and Finnish: New Vocabulary Tests
Zázračný! Nieuw! Ihana! The ITT has just published free, online vocabulary tests in three more languages: Czech, Dutch and Finnish.
This means that you can now assess your productive and receptive vocabulary in these and...Continue Reading
ITT Study Published by the BAMF
On 7 October the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF) published the field study “Lernen sichtbar machen – Lernerfolge ermöglichen” (Making learning visible – Making learning achievements possible). In this study our author, Prof. Dr Olaf Bärenfänger, investigated the...Continue Reading
Turkish & Korean – New Tests Online
Two new vocabulary tests – in Turkish and Korean – are now available on the ITT website. Test your receptive and productive vocabulary online and free of charge. On our vocabulary-test page you can find assessment tests in a total of...Continue Reading
New ITT Website
In the words of the traditional German folk song, “Everything is new in May” – like our redesigned website, which was launched on May 2. We hope it will enable us to present our services in an even more informative...Continue Reading
ITT Lecture Pardee Lowe, Jr.
The second ITT lecture of 2018 was held on June 19th from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. in lecture room P901 on the ninth floor over the Paulinum of Leipzig University (Augustusplatz 10). We were very honored to welcome Dr. Pardee Lowe,...Continue Reading
ITT Lecture Dorry Kenyon
The First Annual ITT Lecture of 2018 took place in Leipzig on May 17, 2018.
We were very pleased to welcome Dr. Dorry Kenyon (Center for Applied Linguistics (CAL), Washington, D.C.), who spoke about “The Scripted Oral...Continue Reading
ACTFL Convention 2017
Die Vorstandsmitglieder Erwin Tschirner und Olaf Bärenfänger sowie der Geschäftsführer Jupp Möhring nahmen vom 16. - 19. November 2017 an der ACTFL Annual Convention in Nashville, TN (USA) teil. Auf dieser weltweit größten Fachkonferenz für Fremdsprachenlehrende und Forschende hielten Sie als Mitglieder...Continue Reading
ITT Annual Lecture 2017 – Susan Gass
The 2017 ITT Lecture took place on June 21, from 5:15 to 6:45 p.m. in the Neuer Senatssaal of Leipzig University (Ritterstr. 26). We were very pleased to welcome Prof. Dr. Susan Gass, with her lecture entitled...Continue Reading