Language Assessment in the Classroom (FutureLearn)

Language Assessment in the Classroom (FutureLearn)
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Language Assessment in the Classroom (FutureLearn)
Assessment is becoming increasingly important in language education. Understand it better with this course for language teachers. 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.

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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.


Syllabus


Week 1: Assessing speaking and writing

Week 2: Assessing reading and listening

Week 3: Assessing vocabulary and grammar

Week 4: Test development


What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

- Identify the basic principles involved in effective test design

- Demonstrate an understanding of different types of tests and how they can be used

- Evaluate assessment needs of students within a given context

- Explain some practical techniques for assessing different language skills and knowledge


Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at language teachers in secondary or high schools around the world, and anyone interested in understanding how language assessment works.

To get the most from this course, you will need to have English language proficiency at a minimum CEFR B1 level.

The course does not require any previous knowledge of assessment issues.



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