The Regional Language Centre (RELC) will be hosting its 52nd conference, and this year the conference will see an exciting line-up of keynote speakers and workshop speakers including Dr Nick Saville, Director of Research and Thought Leadership, Cambridge English.
Dr Saville will deliver his presentation on Appropriate Uses of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) in Planning and Implementing Language Education Reforms on Monday 13 March from 10:15 (UTC), and he will discuss ways in which the CEFR can be used effectively as a tool to inform the planning and implementation of educational reforms at a national level, with a particular focus on language assessment. He will also lead a workshop session on Understanding and Using Assessment to Support Language Learning in Formal Education on Wednesday 15 March from 09:00 (UTC) where he will introduce the concept of Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA) and encourage participants to reflect on the different forms of language assessment they use in their schools and classrooms.
The conference aims to bring into focus the dimensions of language planning and policy alongside current perspectives and practice in curriculum design, materials development, language pedagogy and assessment.
To register and for more information visit the RELC website.
This conference will be followed by the annual Post-RELC seminar, a collaboration between Chulalongkorn University Language Institute (CULI) and the Ministry of Education Thailand. The seminar will take place at the Mandarin Hotel, Samyan, Bangkok on 17 March 2017. To book your place, visit the CULI website.
Cambridge English Language Assessment offers assessment services that are fit for purpose, have proven validity and reliability, and are aligned with international standards. More information can be found on the Research and Validation section of the Cambridge English Language Assessment website.