New Directions 2018 -  - New Directions in English Language Assessment

New Directions 2018 テーマ: Standards in Learning Systems. 

New Directions 2018は、10月22・23日にクアラルンプールのグランドハイアットで開催され、世界中の英語教育や評価に携わる、政府や企業のリーダーを含む300を超える方々にご参加いただきました。

New Directions 2018が課題としてあげたのは以下の通りです:

  • Whether standards should be the priority in ensuring that the English language ability of students is adequate for their future needs. 
  • The risks of borrowing standards from one system to set goals and make policy decisions in other contexts. 
  • The alignment of existing national tests to local or international proficiency standards. 
  • How these national or international standards inform language teaching and learning. 
  • The future role of artificial intelligence in language testing, particular in large-scale assessment. 
  • The adaptation of international standards and frameworks to localized contexts. 

New Directions 2018 テーマ(英語)


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.  


  • The alignment of existing tests to proficiency standards and the use of standards to inform the design and validation of new tests 
  • The manner in which standards can inform classroom teaching and assessment 
  • The impact of using standards to inform policy decisions and set assessment goals, either at a national or institutional level, on teaching and learning 
  • The localisation of standards and proficiency frameworks: adapting large-scale national or international standards to a more fine-grained focus on local needs 
  • The relationship between the rapid development of artificial intelligence and automated rating technology and assessments designed from and aligned to existing proficiency standards 


Professor Barry O’Sullivan 
Head of Research & Development at the British Council 

Geoff Stead 
Chief Product Officer at Babbel 

Dr. Carol Spöttl 
Senior Lecturer at the School of Education, University of Innsbruck  
Head of the Language Testing Group Innsbruck (LTRGI) 

Han Baocheng 
Deputy Director of the National Research Centre for Foreign Language Education, Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) 

Dr. Hanan Khalifa 
Head of Research & International Education, Cambridge Assessment English 

Dr. Souba Rethinasamy 
Associate Professor, Faculty of Language and Communication, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak