British Council

The Vietnam Language Assessment Symposium is an event providing insights into English language assessment issues and trends in Vietnam. VLAS aims to provide an accessible space for educators to exchange diverse perspectives on language assessment in this dynamic context.

Following the first VLAS in 2017, the British Council is proud to present the second VLAS to be held in Hanoi on 16 and 17 November 2019. 

The focus is on connecting testing and teaching from both formative and high-stakes assessment perspectives. The two-day event includes workshops, plenary sessions and panel discussions, as well as smaller breakout group sessions which provide local researchers and teachers an opportunity to present their insights and perspectives.

Key dates

  • Call for Papers
    Deadline: Monday, 7 October 2019 (23:59 Hanoi time)
    Confirmation of acceptance: Tuesday, 15 October 2019
  • Pre-conference workshops
    Date: Saturday, 16 November 2019 (full day)
    Theme: ‘Formative Assessment and Connecting Teaching to Testing’
  • Main Symposium
    Date: Sunday, 17 November 2019 (full day)
    Theme: ‘Assessment in the Classroom’

Academics, researchers, teachers and other educators are invited to submit presentation proposals that relate to the overall theme of Assessment in the Classroom and, in particular, to the following themes:

  • Formative assessment
  • Washback of high-stakes tests
  • Innovative ways to ensure positive impact of assessment on learning and teaching

In particular, we are interested in assessment-in-action papers that provide insight into classroom practice and the in-service development of teaching and testing skills in the Vietnam secondary and higher education context.

Submission guidance

Abstracts for intended presentations should be submitted online using the link below by 23:59 (Hanoi time) on Monday 23 September 2019.

Link for submission: https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=vlas2019

Abstracts will be reviewed by a panel and presenters will be notified by end of Tuesday, 1 October 2019.

Presentations will be limited to 20 minutes with 5 minutes for audience questions.

For any questions, please contact VLAS2019@britishcouncil.org.cn.