Understanding grammar and vocabulary assessment: what every teacher should know
Monday 20 March 2017, 14.00- 15.00 (UK time)
Wednesday 22 March 2017, 10.00-11.00 (UK time)
What is this webinar about?
Knowing grammar and vocabulary is at the heart of learning a language. The assessment of vocabulary and grammar is, therefore, one of the most common forms of testing for all language teachers. But why do we test grammar and vocabulary and what is the best way to assess this knowledge? How do we choose what to test at different proficiency levels? What resources can help teachers? We will consider these questions and we will show you how a better understanding of the what, why and how of testing grammar and vocabulary can help you create your own tests or evaluate others with more confidence.
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Fiona Barker is a Principal Research Manager at Cambridge English, where she focuses on the application of collections of language (corpora) to teaching, learning and assessment, including for English Profile (www.EnglishProfile.org). She presents and publishes internationally on learner corpora and teacher action research and oversees funded research schemes on Cambridge English tests and teaching qualifications.
Angeliki Salamoura holds a PhD in English and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge. She is a Principal Research Manager at Cambridge English where she leads on research related to Learning Oriented Assessment, language learning and CEFR issues. Angeliki has also worked on English Profile. She has published widely in academic and teaching forums, and she presents regularly at international conferences.
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