Academic English tests are part of the education process for millions of students annually. If you are a higher education professional interested in worldwide trends and best practice in English language assessment, we are inviting you to join our free online conference.

Tuesday 28 November 2017 | 12.00

Join this conference to get first hand access to UK expertise on world leading trends in English language assessment. Each practical presentation will be followed by a panel discussion of local experts who will present the regional perspective for each topic. The 'Question and Answer' session at the end of the conference will provide an excellent opportunity to directly address our experts for guidance and advice.

Learn more about the language assessment experts who will share their experience during the conference.

Who is this online conference for?

The conference is open to professionals in higher education institutions, including rectors, deans, department heads, representatives of ministries of education, professors and teachers who teach English or in English and all other English language teacher professionals and ethusiasts. 

How to join the free online conference?

Please register for the conference online: register now. After you register, you will receive instructions on how to join the online conference. We suggest you join the conference 10-15 minutes before the start time. 

The working language of the conference will be English.


12.00–12.05 Opening
12.05–12.30 Become an informed consumer: selecting the right test 
for the right use
Dr Victoria Clark
12.30–12.40 Panel discussion
12.45–13.10 Using the Common European Framework of Reference 
in test development: making the most of a powerful tool
Dr Jamie Dunlea
13.10–13.20 Panel discussion
13.25–13.50 Validity: putting principles into action to validate your 
Professor Barry O'Sullivan
13.50–14.00 Panel discussion
14.05–14.20 'Question and Answer session'