Call for Applications: Language Assessment in the Classroom(Online Course)


 

Deadline: ongoing

Describtion

In the last 15 years, assessment has had an increasingly significant impact on education policy globally. Consequently, there is a growing need among teachers to understand how assessment works.

In this course, you will learn about the principles of sound language assessment. You will develop an understanding of the ideas in developing different types of test and how they can be applied. With guidance from experienced test developers and international assessment experts, you will explore practical ways of assessing language and skills which you can use in your classroom.

What topics will you cover?

  • Principles of language assessment
    Formative and summative assessment
    Positive washback
    Assessment and testing

  • Assessing speaking
    Formats, tasks and settings
    Rating scales

  • Assessing writing
    Assessment tasks
    Marking criteria
    Feedback

  • Assessing reading
    Meaningfulness and authenticity
    Developing reading tests
    Scoring reading tests

  • Assessing listening
    Task types for listening assessment
    Scoring listening tests

  • Assessing grammar and vocabulary
    Principles of testing grammar and vocabulary

  • Test development
    Assessment and course planning
    Approaches to testing
    The test development cycle
    Evaluating the effectiveness of a test

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