The key speakers for New Directions 2019 included key thought leaders, policy makers, educational experts and tertiary education institute leaders in the field of English Language Assessment.
Professor Barry O´Sullivan, Senior Adviser, English Language Assessment, British Council (UK) - Title: Localisation in Learning Systems
Adriana Abad, Director of the Universidad Veracruzana Language Centres (Mexico) - Title: A Mexican Assessment Adventure
Dr. Patricia Grounds, Language Assessment Specialist and Consultant (Mexico) - Title: A Mexican Assessment Adventure
Professor Constant Leung, Professor of Educational Linguistics in the School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London (UK) - Title: Englishes and multilingual practices – New challenges for language assessment?
Professor James Purpura, Professor of Linguistics and Education in the Applied Linguistics and TESOL Program at Teachers College, Columbia University (USA) - Title: Insights Gained from Using a Learning-Oriented Approach to Scenario-Based Assessment Design
Richard Spiby, Test Development Researcher, British Council, London (UK) - Title: A Practical Introduction to Statistics in Language Assessment
Liliana Sanchez, Country Exams Manager, British Council, Mexico (Mexico) - Title: How Language Assessment Works
Professor Constant Leung, Professor of Educational Linguistics in the School of Education, Communication and Society, King’s College London (UK) - Title: The Usefulness of Participatory Action Research for Language Assessment