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2nd British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Latin America
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 Export to Your Calendar 8/27/2020 to 8/29/2020
When: Thursday, August 27, 2020
Where: Pontificia Universidad Javeriana

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We are excited to announce the 2nd  British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference in Latin America.


New Directions in English Language Assessment is a series of annual conferences organised by the British Council providing perspectives and insight on trends and approaches in English language assessment locally and internationally. The conference aims to bring policy makers, practitioners, and researchers together for the presentation of innovative approaches and practical solutions, with a focus on real-life case studies and works-in-progress reports.


Date:             Thursday 27th August to Saturday 29th August 2020

Venue:          Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá D.C., Colombia


Main theme: Professionalising English assessment in learning systems: sharing practicalities and implications.


The conference will focus on professional development in the area of English language assessment at all levels of the education system; the impact of planned, systemic, high-quality investment in development, the practicalities of implementing such programmes and the implications of not. It will explore how institutional, national and even regional systems attempt to professionalise the variety of stakeholders involved in deciding, planning and implementing programmes and the English language assessments with which they work.


Keynote and plenary speakers include:

  • Barry O’Sullivan (British Council)
  • Beverly Baker (University of Ottawa)
  • Isabel Longres (University of Montevideo & Plan Ceibal)
  • Fumiyo Nakatsuhara (University of Bedfordshire)



  • Language assessment literacy
  • Assessing productive skills
  • Operationalising the ESP construct



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