主旨发言嘉宾 Profile of Keynote & Speaker of Conference
工作方发言嘉宾 Profile of Workshop Speaker
Profile of Keynote & Speaker of Conference
1. 程蒙蒙，中国教育部考试中心外语测评处副处长、副研究员。 教育部考试中心负责中国包括高考在内的多个国家考试项目的考试开发和管理工作。 目前教育部正在对高考进行多项改革，特别是在外语测评领域。程蒙蒙深入参与了中国英语能力等级量表的研发工作。
Mengmeng CHEN, Vice Commissioner & Associate Researcher of Foreign Language Assessment Office at China’s NEEA. NEEA is mainly responsible for the examination development and management work of examination items of multiple countries including College Entrance Examination in China. Currently, Ministry of Education is attempting to perfect China’s College Entrance Examination by multi-term measures of reform, especially in the field of foreign language assessment. Mengmeng CHEN has been deeply involved in R&D work of China’s Standards of English.
2. Professor Barry O’Sullivan, 系英国文化教育协会测评研究与发展总监，也是普思考试（Aptis）的创始人。他发表近100篇出版物，并在全球发表了160多次会议演讲（半数以上为主旨发言人，特邀发言人或全体会议发言人）。他最近的一本书是与Cyril Weir共同撰写的《全球舞台上的英语：英国文化教育协会与1941年至2016年的英语语言测试》。Barry活跃于世界语言测评领域，与各国部委、大学和考试委员会合作进行测试研发项目。他一直关注语言测评的历史、语言验证理论、及科技与语言应用技能等方面。他是英国语言测试和评估协会（UKALTA）的创始主席，同时，他在雷丁大学，罗汉普顿大学和里斯本大学担任荣誉和访问教授职务，并于2016年获得社会科学院奖学金。
Professor Barry O’Sullivan, who is the Head of Assessment Research and Development，English and Exams, British Council & the Founder of Aptis. He has published almost 100 publications and delivered more than 160 conference speeches throughout the world(more than half of those are doing as a keynote speaker, guest speaker or plenary session speaker). The latest publication of his is English Language on the World Stage: British Council and English Language Assessment from 1941 to 2016. which was written jointly with Cyril Weir. Barry is also active in the field of the world’s languages assessment and conducting the collaboration and assessment research and development with various countries’ ministries , universities and examination councils. He has been focusing on all aspects of history of language assessment, theory of language verification and applied skill of technology and language. He is the founding president of the UK Association of Language Testing and Assessment and holding honorary and visiting chairs at the Universities of Reading and Roehampton in the UK and the University of Lisbon in Portugal. In 2016 He was awarded fellowship of the Academy of Social Science.
3. Dr. Neus Figueras Casanovas, 任职于西班牙加泰罗尼亚地区教育部， 在外语课程与考试测评领域拥有超过20年的工作经验。她曾参与多个国际研究与发展项目，并在西班牙、欧洲各国、亚洲和美国的大学授课与讲座。她定期与欧洲理事会合作进行CEFR在考试和测评中的使用和传播，她还是“CEFR相关考试手册”（欧洲理事会，2009年）的作者之一。 她的研究领域还包括评估素养和情境相关评估的发展。她是EALTA（欧洲语言测试和评估协会，www.ealta.eu.org）的第一任主席（2004-7），并于2015年获得第三届国际英国文化教育协会国际测评奖。
Dr. Neus Figueras Casanovas, who is working in the Ministry of Education of Catalonia Region in Spain and possessing over 20 years working experience in the field of foreign language courses and testing. She has been involved in many international research and development projects and given instruction as well as delivered speeches in the universities of Spain, Europe, Asia and US. She has conducted the collaboration of the application and communication of CEFR in examination and assessment with the European Council and is also one of the authors of CEFR Related Exams Manual (European Council， 2009). Her research field also includes the development of Literacy Assessment and Context-Dependent Assessment. She was the EALTA’s first president(2004-7) and obtained the 3rd British Council International Assessment Award.
Profile of Workshop Speaker
1. Research Application：许宏晨，外交学院英语系研究生导师，研究领域包括应用语言学；社会语言学；跨文化交际学。
Research Application: Hongchen XU, Research Supervisor of Department of English and International Studies at China Foreign Affairs University. His research field includes Applied Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, Cross-Cultural Communication.
2. Assessing Speaking:：Evan Simpson[美籍]，英国文化教育协会英语教学测评专家。
Assessing Speaking:：Evan Simpson(US citizen). English Language Teaching and Testing Expert of British Council.
3. AI：余中荣 科大讯飞有限公司考试业务总监。
AI: Zhongrong YU, Examination Business Director of IFLYTEK CO.,LTD.
· Aptis 普思考试是英国文化教育协会开发的创新性国际英语测评工具，旨在帮助组织和机构更有针对性地提升考生的英语语言水平，促进交流和沟通；
· Aptis 普思考试以灵活性、适应性和便利性为理念，各类组织机构可根据自身实际情况，从听说读写四个模块中随意选择1-4项，与必考模块语法和词汇进行组合，从而快捷、高效地对应试者进行不同层面的英语测试；
· Aptis 普思考试的难度涵盖Ａ1-C，测试成绩符合《欧洲语言共同参考框架》（CEFR），可对应试者的英语能力做一个全面精准的描述；
· Aptis 普思考试的测试模型由国际顶尖的英语测评专家设计而成，并得到广泛的研究和技术分析。
英国文化教育协会在自主研发英语语言测评工具和产品服务方面历史相当悠久， 自1940年起在英国开展英语语言测评业务， 继而成为在语言测评及考试业务领域的领导者。我们向大学、中学、职业公会，考试和教育机构提供考试服务。考试范围包括职业资格证书考试、学院课程考试、入学类考试和英语水平考试。每年，英国文化教育协会在全球为超过190 万考生举办考试，考量逾270 万次。在全球范围内，我们共有考试专业人员4,000 余人。在中国，我们的考试服务范围包括职业类考试，学院类考试，入学类考试和英语类考试，比如雅思和普思考试。
Daqing has been named as a City with a Hundred Natural Lakes and a Green Oil Capital of Petrochemical Industry. Used to be the largest oil field in China and one of the 10 top super large oil fields in the world, Daqing is well-known for its oil and petrochemical industry which plays a pillar role in the city’s economy. With over five decade’s development and construction, Daqing, a young civilized city has emerged in the northeast of China. Daqing has become a modern and livable city with sound environment and spiritual heritage of Patriotism, Pioneering, Practicalness and dedication known as Daqing Spirit and Iron-Man Spirit.It has ranked 11th among the regional cities in China in terms of comprehensive strength. Daqing has been included in the new 50 second-tier cities in terms of urban financial strength. Daqing’s industrial production value ranked the second place among the cities in the northeast China with the per capita GDP totaling 20,000 US dollars. Daqing has been recognized by the State Council as China’s Demonstration City of Service Outsourcing. It has been rated as National Civilized City, Natural First-Batch of Pilot City for Security Development and has the title of National Garden City.
Daqing enjoys plenty of sunshine but insufficient rainfall with long and harsh winter while short and cool summer. With annual temperature being 4.2 ℃, Daqing has the coldest monthly temperature being –18.5℃and the highest temperature at 23.3℃ in summer. Daqing boasts more than a hundred of lakes dotted in the grassland like stars and peals shining brightly. Vast areas of reed provide nice habitats for a variety of birds on water surface.
Daqing is also National Excellent Tourism City with 57 tourist sites including tour sites for oil culture, wetland sightseeing, hot spring, local customs, ethnic group tradition and Daqing city culture. Daqing’s unique tourism is attracting more and more visitors from home and abroad. In Daqing, the Oil Scientific Museum has been included in internationally-recognized tour site; the Iron-Man Wang Jinxi Memorial Hall has been designated as one of National Patriotism Education Bases. The Daqing Songji No. 3 Oil Well is welcomed by people symbolizing Daqing Oil Field’s emerging. Daqing’s other attractions include horse racing, on-water hunting, ethnic group’s museum where local culture and customs can be experienced. In Daqing’s Longfeng Wetland Scenic Zone, people can enjoy ecological tour, spend holidays and view wild animals. Lindian, to the north of Daqing is well-known as the Home to Hot SpringTour which enjoys popularity and has been included in the Heilonjiang’shot tour routes of Harbin (ice sculpture) – Yabuli (skiing) – Daqing (experiencing hot spring).
Daqing is a young city consisting of immigrants from throughout the country. Daqing has rich enterprise culture playing a major role with multiple cultures inclusively co-existing. City managers at different levels in the city are striving to build Daqing into a civilized and livable city with credibility. Daqing has seven universities, 10 demonstration high schools and over 100 research institutes. There are theatres, museums, history exhibitions halls, oil scientific museums and juvenile scientific centers.
Daqing has convenient transportation. The Da-Guang Expressway starts from Daqing as the beginning point. Daqing is the end of Harbin-Daqing Expressway. In Daqing the Century Avenue, Sa-Da Highway, Dong-Gan Highway and Xi-Gan Highway run through and connect major parts of the city. The Daqing Sartu Airport has direct flight on a regular base to domestic cities including Beijing, Xi’an, Hangzhou, Dalian, Nanjing, Hailaer, Mudanjiang and other places. International route has recently opened from Daqing to Bangkok via Guangzhou with code share flight.
The Daqing Education Bureau is a department affiliated to Daqing Municipal People’s Government, mainly in charge of implementing the policies, laws, regulations formulated by the Party and state & province government on education work.
The Daqing Education Bureau has been comprehensively carrying out the Party’s educational policies, focusing on a well-balanced excellent education and coordinated development in all forms of education at all levels. It has implemented a preschool 3-year action plan including 219 public kindergartens, the successful 90% popularizing rate of 3-year preschool education in Daqing that is in a leading position throughout the province. There are 331 public primary schools, secondary schools and colleges in total in Daqing City. Among them, there are 25 ordinary high schools (13 of them as Provincial Model Schools), 12 colleges (2 of them as National Model colleges and 5 of them as National Key colleges), and 176 primary schools. The five districts and three counties governed by Daqing City have already passed the international assessment of the development of county regional compulsory education.
The city of Daqing is the first Aptis Model City of British Council in China, and its English proficiency of basic education is able to be geared and align with international standards.
According to the deployment of municipal government’s policies, which aims the priority target of shaping Daqing’s education standard satisfied by the people’s need; framing Daqing excellent education scheme; as a pioneer city, conducting the outstanding transformation among China’s resource-based cities; persistently making the significant contribution in education in China.
The Profile of Daqing Education Bureau
Daqing No1 School Cambridge Centre (DQCIE ) Profile——
DQCIE, was founded in 2012, authorized by Cambridge Assessment International education in UK and recognized by the Department of Education in Heilongjiang Province. It provides British IGCSE and A-level curriculums. All lectures are given in English only and in small classes. There are over 170 students enrolled at the school alongside 40 faculty and staff, 70% of the academic staff are foreign teachers.
Additionally, DQCIE was authorized as Duke of Edinburgh Award center in 2014 and ASDAN sample school in 2015. Furthermore, DQCIE is the first Aptis Model School of British Council in China. DQCIE became one of the ten Cambridge Professional Development Centers in North Asia in early 2017.
DQCIE has consisted of an unparalleled international educational professional team who are dedicated hard-working, kind people for many years. All 2015 and 2016 graduates were admitted by the world’s top 70 ranked universities, whilst all 19 graduates in 2017 went on to the top 50 prestigious universities in the world. In 2018, graduates received over 70 conditional offers from world-top universities, such as Cambridge, IC, UCL, University of Melbourne in Australia and UC Irvine in USA.
English only school setup an excellent language learning environment for English. Most recently, 8 students achieved overall score of 7.5 in IELTS, 4 students receiving full mark (9) in 7 single components. DQCIE students have been constantly displaying their talent in different international arenas and as a result they have won a variety of the world’s top prizes and international academic awards.
DQCIE shares a common dream as one school family, all family’s members committed to creating a splendid future for every single student.
The Fifth British Council New Directions in English Language Assessment Conference North China Session
Conference Date: Wednesday April 25th, 2018
Conference Location: No.2 Wenyuan Street, Longfeng District, Daqing City, Heilongjiang Province