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Participation in Language assessment program by Sohar University at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Participation in Language assessment program by Sohar University at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

About the conference

This conference was hosted by Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University (PNU) in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

It is the British Council’s flagship language assessment conference in the MENA region. The conference offers perspectives and insights on local, regional, and international trends and approaches in English language assessment.

The aims are to:

  • Establish a unique forum for sharing both cutting-edge innovations and best practises in English language assessment in education systems.
  • Provide a dynamic space where regional and international policy makers, educational professionals, academics, teachers, and assessment practitioners can interact, share information, and stay abreast of the latest developments in the field.
  • Facilitate an ongoing dialogue between cross-section of regional and international professionals to explore assessment solutions that meet local needs and achieve global standards.

Conference Highlights:

  • The conference featured a range of engaging activities, including plenary speeches, panel discussions, and case study presentations. The goal was to raise awareness of language assessment and showcase the exceptional work that the British Council has done in the area.
  • The conference provided an opportunity for leaders from English departments in the higher education sector and schools, as well as representatives from government and corporate sector organizations, to come together and share their experiences, knowledge, and insights.
  • Topics for the panel discussion covered challenges for language learners, government strategies, new trends, and the role of language experts in supporting language learning and assessment.
  • Participants had the opportunity to present their English language assessment-related research findings. This will promote academic discourse and facilitate the exchange of innovative ideas and methods.
  • Possibilities for Networking: The conference provided ample opportunities for networking, allowing participants to interact with professionals and develop beneficial relationships within the field of English language assessment.

About the participation of Sohar University (SU) in the conference

Mr. Saju Abraham and Mr. Ibrahim Al Farsi from English Department in General Foundation Program, at SU, participated in the language assessment conference. The meeting was conducted at Princess Nourah Bint Abdul Rahman University (PNU) in Riyadh in collaboration with Saudi TESOL.

The main goal of the conference was to provide people useful information about the latest trends and methods in evaluating English language skills, both locally and globally. Participants had the chance to learn more about how language assessment is changing and to look into ways to adapt easily to changes and shifts in the field.

Mr. Saju Abraham and Mr. Ibrahim Al Farsi from Sohar University were able to talk to experts and professionals in the field, share ideas, and learn more about English language assessment by attending the conference. They had the chance to learn about new ways of doing things and study results that can help make language assessment methods better.

Overall, the conference proved to be a significant platform for individuals involved in English language assessment to gather valuable insights, exchange experiences, and shape their approaches based on the latest developments in the field.

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