The National Symposium on English Language Assessment is a yearly assessment event held by the British Council Indonesia Foundation. The symposium provides a forum for academics, educational professionals, assessment experts and practitioners to discuss the developments of English language assessment that are relevant to the Indonesian context. This year, we are collaborating with TEFLIN (The association for the Teaching of English as a Foreign Language in Indonesia) who have been supporting this symposium for many years.

 

Theme

“Stronger, More Relevant, More Connected: The Future of English Language Assessment in Indonesia.”

 

Subthemes

  • Stronger foundations for future-ready assessment systems: How standards and frameworks build stronger comprehensive learning systems

The strength of an education system rests on the three pillars of testing, teaching and the curriculum and the link between these is well-recognised. At the core of this learning triangle lie standards and frameworks of reference that shape testing and draw the three components together in a comprehensive way. This discussion explores how standards and frameworks can be leveraged to positively impact the learning system as a whole.

  • Stronger links for a future-ready workforce: How assessment builds skill-sets for future employability

Tests provide opportunities for people to demonstrate their skills and language proficiency, opening doors to employment and career paths. In this discussion, we consider the importance of ensuring that tests assess the skills needed in the future workforce to build a stronger society.

  • Stronger ties: How English language connects the international community

Language enables the exchange of ideas, understanding and culture between nations and societies and English, as an international language, is often seen as a means to connect. Like many countries, Indonesia has seen a growth in English as a medium of education (EME), also known as English as a medium of instruction (EMI). This session will examine the role of EME, English and languages in bringing people together.  

 

Objectives

The symposium will have the following objectives:  

  • Influence the introduction and adoption of language standards and frameworks such as CEFR into the education system as a precursor to developing the English language skills of learners and enabling Indonesia to achieve internationalisation aspirations. 
  • Enhance understanding of the current opportunities and challenges for language assessment in the Indonesian educational context and providing practical recommendations on how to overcome those. 
  • Connect teachers, education and language assessment professionals to facilitate sharing of expertise in their fields and a better understanding of the mutual impact between teaching and testing.

 

Programme and Speakers 

Detailed information on the event programme and speakers can be found here.

 

Target Audiences 

This symposium will be of interest to:  

  • English language teachers and lecturers
  • Academics and influencers 
  • Educational professionals 
  • Assessment experts and practitioners

 

Event Details & Registration

This symposium will be held virtually, and we hope it can reach our target audiences across Indonesia. The symposium will be followed by a 2-day post-symposium workshop.

Participants will not be charged a registration fee. The registration will be closed on 14 November 2021. We will provide e-certificates to the event attendees.

The symposium and workshops will be accessible online via a link that will be provided for each session. You will receive a reminder a day before the session.

Day & Date Event Time Registration
The 4th National Symposium on English Language Assessment
Tuesday, 16 November 2021

“Stronger, More Relevant, More Connected:  The Future of English Language Assessment in Indonesia.”

Part 1:

Stronger foundations for future-ready assessment systems: How standards and frameworks build stronger comprehensive learning systems

14:00 - 15:10 WIB Register online here!

Part 2:

Stronger links for a future-ready workforce: How assessment builds skill-sets for future employability

15.15 - 16.00 WIB

Part 3:

Stronger ties: How English language connects the international community

16.05 - 17.00 WIB
Assessment Workshops: Practical Ways to Effectively Measure Your Students’ English Proficiency Level
Wednesday, 17 November 2021 Listening: Linking Listening test tasks to CEFR 14:00 - 15:00 WIB Register online here!
Reading: Linking Reading test tasks to CEFR 15.15 - 16.15 WIB
Thursday, 18 November 2021 Writing: Linking Writing test tasks to CEFR 14:00 - 15:00 WIB Register online here!
Speaking: Linking Speaking test tasks to CEFR 15.15 - 16.15 WIB

Speakers presentation materials

Speaker Presentation material
Jamie Dunlea Preview and download here
Subhan Zein Preview and download here
Beni Bandanajaya Preview and download here
Latasha Safira Preview and download here
Mary Kent Preview and download here
Ann Veitch Preview and download here
Kari Sahan & Agata Mikolajeweska Preview and download here
Nilawati Hadisantosa Preview and download here