New Directions is an international conference for policy makers, researchers and practitioners involved in English Language Assessment. It provides a forum for policy makers, educational professionals and academics to interact, exchange information, and keep abreast of leading developments in the field of English language teaching, learning, and assessment. The conference showcases innovative approaches and local, national and international research.
The conference provides perspectives and insight on trends and approaches in English language assessment at a local, regional, and international level.
New Directions aims to:
- Establish a unique platform for sharing both cutting-edge developments and best practice in English language assessment in education systems.
- Provide a dynamic space in which regional and international policy makers, educational professionals, academics, teachers and assessment practitioners can interact, exchange information and keep abreast of the leading developments in the field.
- Facilitate an ongoing dialogue amongst a range of regional and international professionals to explore assessment solutions that meet local needs and achieve global standards.
New Directions 2019 in Mexico was the British Council’s first New Directions conference in the Latin America region, bringing this expert-led event from East Asia to new audiences. This year New Directions Latin America will be Online and will take place from 1 to 3 July.