National Education Examinations Authority (NEEA) in China and British Council are proud to announce a joint conference on language assessment:
The 3rd International Conference on Language Testing and Assessment and the 5th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment in Shanghai, 2017.
Theme of Joint Conference: Connecting Assessment with Teaching and Learning
The 3rd International Conference on Language Testing and Assessment and the 5th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment focuses on the critical role that language assessment plays in education. We will look at how descriptions of proficiency, teaching ability and teachers’ assessment knowledge inform teaching and assessment. We will consider how language testing interacts with teaching and learning at the beginning and end of educational cycles and beyond as students are equipped for the working world. As the emphasis on communicative competence in East Asian education systems continues, new technology solutions to large scale testing demands will also be explored. The conference aims to provide a forum for the presentation of innovative approaches and practical solutions, with a focus on real-life case studies and works-in-progress reports.
Location of Conference :Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai, No. 199, Huangpu Road, Hongkou District, Shanghai
Conference Dates: 2-3 December 2017
Conference Workshops: Date and venue to be announced in July 2017
With a focus on language assessment within educational systems in East Asia, the conference seeks to attract education and testing practitioners, policy makers and implementers, and other stakeholders with an interest in the impact of assessment on education. It will also appeal to language testing academics wishing to gain insight into current research in the field as well as new directions in testing in practice in East Asia.