UV held a Symposium on Literacy in Language Assessment – ​​Universo – UV News System

UV held a Symposium on Literacy in Language Assessment – ​​Universo – UV News System
UV held a Symposium on Literacy in Language Assessment – ​​Universo – UV News System
  • It included the participation of specialists from Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico, and is part of the university’s internationalization strategy.
  • It represented a valuable space for academic exchange around the cultural and educational concordance of linguistic assessments

Academics from Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico, as well as UV authorities, participated in SILEI

Carlos Hugo Hermida Rosales

Photos: Omar Portilla Palacios

05/07/2024, Xalapa, Ver.- The University of Veracruz (UV) carried out the Second International Symposium on Literacy in Language Assessment (SILEI)where the uses, considerations, design and effects of evaluations in teaching practice were explored and discussed.

The event, which took place at the Library and Information Services Unit (USBI) and is part of the celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of the EXAVER program for 2025, had the participation of five professionals in the field of language teaching, learning and evaluation, who have significant work and social and academic impact at national and global levels.

At the inauguration, Mario Oliva Suárez, head of the General Directorate of International Relations (DGRI), emphasized the importance of promoting literacy in evaluation among students, teachers, educational institutions and the community.

Mario Oliva emphasized the importance of promoting literacy

In addition to delving into the use of certification exams, the development of standardized tests and the implementation of technology in the design and application of assessments.

The director shared that the symposium was attended by specialists from Brazil, Costa Rica and Mexico, and is part of the UV’s internationalization strategy.

“It was a valuable space for academic exchange around the cultural and educational concordance of language assessments, ensuring their relevance in both local and international environments,” he said.

Janeth Tello Carrillo, coordinator of the EXAVER program

Oliva Suárez highlighted that 11 languages ​​are taught within the University, including foreign, indigenous and inclusive languages, which makes a great contribution to society.

Janeth Tello Carrillo, coordinator of the EXAVER program, said that the presentations at the symposium, which took place during the 80th anniversary of the UV, allowed for reflection on the valid and reliable use of language assessment in academic contexts.

“The professors had the opportunity to exchange ideas with colleagues from different parts of the world, and thus enrich their teaching practice,” he said.

Heads of regional Self-Access Centers participated virtually

Also present at the opening ceremony were Jaqueline del Carmen Jongitud Zamora, Secretary of Institutional Development; María del Carmen Sánchez Zamudio, Director of the General Basic Training Area, and Adriana Abad Florescano, Director of the Language and Self-Access Centers.

The symposium was attended by language teachers and, virtually, by coordinators of Self-Access Centers from the five university regions.

Categories: Events, Internationalization, Main, Work Program 2021-2025

Tags: academic exchange, Brazil, Carlos Hugo Hermida Rosales, Costa Rica, development of standardized tests, Directorate General of International Relations (DGRI), language learning and assessment, Omar Portilla Palacios, EXAVER program, Second International Symposium on Literacy in Language Assessment (SILEI), teaching, certification exams

 
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