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2nd British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Latin America

New Directions 2020 postponed

The British Council has taken the decision to postpone the 2nd New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Latin America scheduled to take place in August 2020 in Bogota, Colombia. After closely monitoring local Government and health authority guidance relating to Covid-19, we feel this is the right choice in ensuring the wellbeing of all our conference attendees and staff.

1st British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment

New Directions Latin America is an international conference on trends and issues in language assessment, with a focus on Latin America. The conference is organised by the British Council and will bring together language educators, policy makers, and assessment researchers to exchange ideas, information, and the latest research findings. This inaugural conference will look particularly at the interaction between assessment and education.

6th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment

Theme of Conference: Standards in Learning Systems This year’s New Directions conference invites proposals for papers on the following main theme: 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. Proposals on the main theme or any of the following sub-themes are welcome. Subthemes · The alignment of existing tests to proficiency standards and the use of standards to inform the design and validation of ne