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ALTA Institute

http://alta.cambridgeenglish.org

The Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment

The Institute for Automated Language Teaching and Assessment (ALTA) is funded by Cambridge Assessment English to conduct research into improving linguistic proficiency of learners and into automated forms of assessment of language performance. The institute was founded in October 2013 and is administered by the Computer Laboratory. It also includes principal investigators from the Departments of Engineering and Theoretical and Applied Linguistics.

Cambridge Language Sciences is a virtual centre for language researchers at the University of Cambridge. 

Our mission is

  • to connect a diverse research community
  • to create increased opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration
  • to advance knowledge through the cross-fertilisation of ideas
  • to develop external partnerships
  • to equip the next generation of researchers with the knowledge, experience and skills for interdisciplinary research.

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Upcoming events

Language, Brains & Machines interdisciplinary research workshop

Oct 15, 2018

Lecture Theatre, MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit

Presentation/pitching skills workshop for early-career researchers

Oct 18, 2018

Room GR05, Faculty of English, 9 West Road

Cambridge Language Sciences Annual Symposium 2018

Nov 13, 2018

Cripps Court, Magdalene College

Language Revitalisation: New Speakers, new challenges, new linguistic forms

Jul 02, 2019

Alison Richard Building, 7 West Road, Cambridge CB3 9DT

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