February 21, 2019

6th New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference

The 6th New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference organised by British Council

22-23 October 2018

Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia


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British Council is organising the 6th New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference, from 22 – 23 October 2018, at Grand Hyatt Hotel, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

New Directions is a series of expert-led regional events in East Asia that brings international and national perspectives on trends and approaches in English language assessment linked to teaching and learning. It is an annual conference organised by the British Council.

This year, it aims to:

  • Share approaches and solutions to language assessment challenges in the region and internationally.
  • Provide a unique platform to open the communication circle between language assessment academics, policy makers and practitioners.
  • Connect local, national, regional and global agendas in language assessment.
  • Provide a global network for policy makers and practitioners working in the field of English Language Assessment.
  • Support evidence-led decisions deriving from research.
  • Support global thought leadership in assessment.

New Directions 2018 is a space where policy makers, educational professionals and academics can interact, exchange information, and keep abreast of leading developments in the field of English language teaching, learning, and assessment.  The main theme of this year conference is – Standards in Learning Systems: The design, use, and implementation of language standards and proficiency frameworks in language testing and assessment, and the link between standards, assessment and the wider educational context, such as curriculum design.

The Call for Papers is open until 31 July 2018. For more information, visit this website https://www.britishcouncil.my/new-directions/about.