Call for Papers - New Directions in English Language Assessment

NEW DIRECTIONS IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
8-9 DECEMBER 2019, PACIFICO YOKOHAMA, YOKOHAMA, JAPAN 

The 7th New Directions conference invites proposals for papers on the following main theme and subthemes:

Theme

Realising Potential: Policy, Engagement and Impact

The main theme considers the critical role that language assessment plays in the creation, reform, and implementation of language assessment policy. We invite papers that focus on issues surrounding assessment policy, including how policy is created, how it is implemented, and the effect it has on stakeholders. This theme includes the effect this has on test-takers, how teachers orient syllabuses towards tests, decisions based on test results, the motivations of policy makers when introducing tests and the overall effect of test use on language knowledge and acquisition. 

Subthemes 

  • Alignment of Policy with Context
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Assessment and Inclusion
  • Implementing Performance Assessment
  • Technology and Consequences

General Strand

There will be a section of parallel sessions set aside for outstanding proposals on topics or innovative assessment research of general interest to the wider field of language testing and assessment which are not directly related to the main theme.

KEY DATES

Deadline of Submission of Proposal Abstracts 30 April 2019
Notification of Acceptance 15 June 2019
Conference Dates 8-9 December 2019
Workshops Date 7 December 2019

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION

For more information, download the Call for Papers (PDF 264KB).
To make your submission, please register and submit a proposal through EasyChair website.
Click here (PDF 1000KB) to find instructions for using EasyChair for your submission.

CONTACT

Contact us at NewDirectionsEastAsia@britishcouncil.org if you have any questions.

 

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