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126221 UE EFL Testing and Assessment (2012W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 12 - Anglistik
Continuous assessment of course work

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Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 24 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 24.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 31.10. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 07.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 14.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 21.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 28.11. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 05.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 12.12. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 09.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 16.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 23.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05
Wednesday 30.01. 16:00 - 18:00 Raum 1 Anglistik UniCampus Hof 8 3E-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course aims to develop an understanding of fundamental concepts in language testing and assessment as a basis for the practical development of language tests and assessments. It will examine methods of gathering information on how well learners can communicate and how their learning is progressing in order to enable decisions about teaching and learning. These decisions will include placing students in appropriate groups or classes according to their needs, deciding what next to teach, establishing achievement against course goals, and reporting to interested stakeholders about learning outcomes. The course is designed to give future teachers a basic grounding in the core areas of assessment, including construct definition, specifications, item formats, validity of assessments, reliability of judgements, test quality, washback and impact, alternative and self-assessment. A large part of the course will be devoted to the assessment of the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. As such assessment will always occur in a specific social context, policies, external frameworks and guidelines for assessment, notably the Common European Framework of Reference, will be examined.

Assessment and permitted materials

Assessment will be based on students' own projects, continuous assessment (participation, home assignments), a theory check-up, and a final written assignment.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The major aims are to
* develop a basic understanding of fundamental concepts in language testing and assessment
* understand how to implement these concepts in the selection, development and evaluation of assessment instruments
* understand the links between assessment, learning and teaching

Examination topics

Discussion of readings, critical reflection on key concepts in language testing, critical evaluation of assessment instruments, group work, classroom project

Reading list

Hughes, Arthur. 2003. Testing for Language Teachers, 2nd edition. CUP.

Association in the course directory

Studium: Diplom 343, UF 344;
Code/Modul: Diplom 625/626, UF 4.2.1-624;
Lehrinhalt: 12-6240

Last modified: Mo 07.09.2020 15:33