Thursday 13 October 2016 to Friday 14 October 2016

New Directions in English Language Assessment is an annual conference organised by the British Council in East Asia, providing perspectives and insight on trends and approaches in English language assessment locally and internationally. The 4th British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment conference will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam from 13 to 14 October 2016.  

The focus in Hanoi 2016 will be to look at the role and effects of standardised testing and the development and/or use of proficiency scales to describe language ability. We will also consider performance-based testing: its benefits and challenges.

We look forward to meeting you at the conference and ask you to register online from July 2016. 

New Directions 2016

Conference dates: 13-14 October, 2016
Venue: Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, Hanoi, Vietnam

Pre-conference workshop dates: 11-12 October, 2016 (venue - Sheraton Hanoi Hotel)
Post-conference workshop date: 15 October, 2016 (venue - to be confirmed) 

Submission of Proposals

Proposals are invited for papers that address the main theme of the conference, focusing in particular on any of the sub-themes addressed in the Call for Paper. Presentations slots will be 30 minutes (20 minutes for the presentation with 10 minutes for Q&A). 

Please send proposals and enquiries to: