We are proud to welcome you to the first National Symposium on English Language Assessment hosted by the British Council Indonesia Foundation. This year’s theme is New Directions for Indonesia. The symposium brings together experts and practitioners to discuss issues arising from current practices in the design and use of English language assessments for students in Indonesia. The symposium also provides insights into English language assessment issues and trends in wider Asia.  

Discussions explore themes such as the current challenges in assesing English language, the criteria which needs to be considered when choosing tests to ensure they are fit for purpose and how a globally recognized proficiency framework (CEFR) can benefit assessment, teaching, and curriculum design. 

Learn more about our plenary speakers and panellists.  


The targeted audience for the symposium are:

  • Higher education institutions: head of language centres, testing practitioners, lecturers.
  • Polytechnics & vocational schools: testing practitioners, teachers and academic staff.
  • Policy/decision makers from higher education and vocational institutions.    

Events Details

The symposium will be held in three cities, Jakarta, Surabaya and Yogyakarta. 

City Event Date Venues


19 March 2018                    

Millennium Hotel Sirih Jakarta
Jl. Fachrudin No.3, RT.1/RW.7, Kp. Bali, Tanah Abang, Jakarta, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 10250, Indonesia


21 March 2018                                    

Novotel Surabaya Hotel
Jl. Raya Ngagel No.173-175, Ngagel, Wonokromo, Kota SBY, Jawa Timur 60246, Indonesia


23 March 2018

The Phoenix Hotel Yogyakarta
Jalan Jendral Sudirman No.9, Cokrodiningratan, Jetis, Kota Yogyakarta, Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta 55233, Indonesia

We are delighted to inform you that images, videos and the presentations from the symposium are now available for download. Kindly check the files below: