Our second New Directions conference in Latin America is the highlight of our year. This year is no different, but in order to prioritise the health and safety of our stakeholders, employees and the English Language Assessment community, we’ve decided to host it as an online event from 1 to 3 July.
In 2021, the conference will focus on professional development in the area of English language assessment at all levels of the education system, as well as the the impact of planned, systemic, high-quality investment in development and the practicalities of implementing such programmes and the implications of not.
What topics will be addressed at this year's conference?
The main theme of New Directions Colombia 2021 conference will be Professionalising English assessment in learning systems: sharing practicalities and implications. We 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.
What can you expect from New Directions 2021?
- Get inspired. Hear from leaders, policy makers, educational experts and practitioners in the field of English Language Assessment.
- Gain expertise. Join plenaries, collaborative workshops as well and open meeting spaces to discover best practices in the Americas and around the world.
- Network with fellow professionals. Engage with a regional community of English Language Assessment experts.