New Directions in English Language Assessment is an annual conference organised by the British Council in East Asia, providing perspectives and insight on trends and approaches in English language assessment locally and internationally.
New Directions English 2016
Conference Theme: Standardised testing and the development and use of prociency scales: addressing local challenges, meeting global standards.
The focus in Hanoi 2016 will be to look at the role and effects of standardised testing and the development and/or use of proficiency scales to describe language ability. We will also consider performance-based testing: its benefits and challenges. Previous New Directions have provided an important forum for the interaction of local and global perspectives, reflecting the wide range of challenges facing language education both within the region and internationally. The theme aims to highlight the approaches and solutions to these challenges being proposed in the region and internationally.