Would you like to know how to:
- assess your young learners
- include the child in the assessment process
- use assessment tools and processes which take the specificities of early language learning into account?
If your answer is ‘YES, PLEASE!’, then this is the webinar for you!
The focus of assessment has changed over the years and is no longer only a summative activity exercised by teachers on students, ‘assessment of learning’. Instead it is considered a formative activity and one in which students are becoming involved in, ‘assessment for learning’ and ‘assessment as learning’. Formative assessment is beneficial to learners for their involvement in the assessment process enables a better understanding of the relevant subject matter and their own learning.
Taking this approach to assessment as a premise, this webinar takes a look at assessment in early language education. It begins by looking at the specificities of language learners from 5 to 10 years old and the importance of developing oral skills. We will look at the tools and procedures available to us, with a view to seeing assessment as a way of collecting evidence of progression in language learning. These tools and processes include:
- observation, both systematic and ad hoc
- self-assessment and peer-assessment
- task-based assessment, portfolios and tests.
During the webinar we will also touch on the relevance of informing the children and their parents of the relevance of seeing learning as a journey instead of the final destination. Throughout the webinar a range of practical ideas for successful age-appropriate assessment for children between 5 and 10 years old will be shared.