Second Language Testing
The rise of the communicative language classroom has led to the inevitable question of how to assess student linguistic competence both overall and at the level of specific content units. In this course we will examine what assessment techniques are available to language teachers and how such techniques might ultimately be integrated into communicative language teaching. In the process, we hope to provide future language teachers with the knowledge and skills required to develop a variety of classroom assessment methods. Participants will learn how to implement multiple formal and informal techniques to evaluate their students’ progress, and how to use test results to improve instruction.