About LLTF

Dr. Charles Stansfield founded LLTF in 2003 as a vehicle for promoting research on the assessment of language learners and for publishing measures of language aptitude. That same year, LLTF was incorporated in Maryland as a private operating foundation, and LLTF’s application for initial nonprofit charitable status was approved by the IRS that same year.  Permanent nonprofit status was granted in 2008.  LLTF is funded through public donations, grants, contracts, and through the sale of its products.

Dr. Charles Stansfield is an authority on second language testing. During his 50 year career, he has been a secondary school teacher of Spanish (1 year), a tenured professor and teacher trainer in the Department of Spanish Portuguese at the University of Colorado (Boulder) (11 years), a test program administrator at Educational Testing Service (5 years), director of the ERIC Clearinghouse on Languages and Linguistics and director of the Division of Foreign Language Education and Testing at the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington, DC (8 years), founder and owner of a successful small business, Second Language Testing, Inc. (16 years), and founder and President of the Language Learning and Testing Foundation.

Dr. Stansfield has developed and published proficiency tests in English as a second language and in 15 other languages. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books and research monographs and 60 research articles published in professional journals. He has served as or is currently a member of the editorial boards of Language Testing, the Journal of Second Language Writing, TESOL Quarterly, and the Modern Language Journal.