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This year’s British Council New Directions in English Language and Assessment conference will be held in Hà Nội on 13 and 14 October 2016.— Photo baonhanh247.com

Hà Nội — This year’s British Council New Directions in English Language and Assessment conference will be held in Hà Nội on 13 and 14 October 2016.

Policy makers, educational professionals, academics and teachers will interact, exchange information and get updated on leading developments in the field of English language teaching, learning and assessment.

At the conference, experts from the Ministry of Education and Training (MoET) National Foreign Languages Project 2020together with experts from the UK and other countrieswill look specifically at language testing in Việt Nam, its challenges and opportunities for development in order to support English students across the whole country.

"Good language testing is an essential part of the language learning process. We’re delighted that the East Asia New Directions Conference will be held this year in Việt Nam," Cherry Gough, Director of the British Council in Việt Nam, said.

The conference will bring together the best UK, Vietnamese and East Asian experts in language testing to share research and best practices and to help Vietnamese teachers, institutions and employers find new ways to test real English language proficiency.

"The UK is supporting teachers and learners of English across Việt Nam through the British Council. We are proud to support the Vietnamese government in its effort to build its human capital with English. Knowledge of the English language creates opportunities for international education, better employment and connections with people and organisations across the world," the official said.

New Directions is a series of expert-led events in East Asia that brings international and national perspectives and insights into trends and approaches in English language teaching, learning and assessment. The MoET National Foreign Language Project 2020 is a full partner. VNS

 

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