Language Assessment in the Classroom

Description

Assessment is a vital part of language education. Improve your understanding of language assessment with this online course.

The development of language skills is essential for those who want to live, work, or study overseas – or for those who want to work for an international company in Thailand. Language teachers play a central role in helping people achieve these dreams.

This course is aimed at these teachers, to support them in the art of assessment by exploring practical solutions to allow them to best judge the progress of their learners.

Improve your language assessment skills and discover new types of assessments

Over 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 language assessment works.

On this course from the British Council, you will learn about the principles of sound language assessment. You’ll develop an understanding of the different types of assessment in education and how they can be applied.

With guidance from experienced test developers and international assessment experts, you’ll explore practical ways of assessing language and skills to use in your classroom.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…

  • Identify the basic principles involved in reliable and valid 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.

Who developed the course?

British Council

The British Council builds connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and other countries through arts and culture, education and the English language.

We work on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2019-20 we connected with 80 million people directly and with 791 million people overall, including online and through our broadcasts and publications.

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