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Language Assessment in the Classroom

British Council via FutureLearn

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Overview

Improve your knowledge of and skills in language assessment

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.

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

You will need to have English language proficiency at a minimum CEFR B1 level to get most benefit from the course.

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

Taught by

Gordon Allan

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