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No applications for this program will be accepted after all vacancies have been filled. Unsuccessful applicants will have their monies refunded in full. Cancellation prior to two weeks before the program date (cut-off date) will incur a 15% service charge per applicant. This program will be payable in full for cancellations made on or after the cut-off date or for failure to attend the program. All cancellations must be in writing and emailed to us. In the event of insufficient applications this program will not proceed and registration monies be fully refunded. In the event of this program being cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances registration monies only will be refunded as Critical Agendas will not accept liability for the payment of any other associated costs. Critical Agendas reserves the right to vary the advertised programs prior to commencement.
Developing Assessment tasks in Languages
Assessment (both formative and summative) is crucial any Languages programme, and has been described by Dylan Wiliam as “the bridge between teaching and learning”. Not only does it generate information for students about their learning, but it also provides information to teachers about whether their learning objectives have been achieved.
This workshop will address issues such as:
- Test design and validity
- Types of assessment tasks
- Ways to assess the 5 macro-skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Viewing
- Discrete skill and multi-skill assessments
- When to assess
- Ways for students to show their understanding, other than through traditional, written tests
- Providing students with rich and meaningful feedback
This is a practical workshop and participants will work with Rowena to develop activities that they can use with their classes immediately. Although the examples given in this workshop will come from French, the ideas presented are general in nature and can be applied in most language classrooms, so teachers of all languages are encouraged to attend.