The Language Passport provides an overview of the individual’s proficiency in different languages at a given point in time. It is expected that the learner will update the language passport at regular intervals, to reflect progress in language learning and the acquisition of new intercultural experiences.
This volume addresses the broad theme and specific topics associated with current thinking in the field of language testing and assessment. The volume offers •Multiple perspectives on the ‘what’ (the ‘trait’) of languages, and the ...
The Foreign Language Assessment Directory by Colleen Gallagher, Megan Montee, and Margaret E. Malone Unpacking the Standards: informing instruction through performance assessment Linguafolio - Where are we now? by Sheila Cockey Assessing Speaking Skills in Young Language Learners: The Student Oral Proficiency Assessment (SOPA) by Helen Carpenter & Rachel M. Lunde Online Learning Meets Assessment Training for Teachers: A New Twist in the Foreign Language Distance Learning Movement by Helen Carpenter & Meg Malone Trends in Foreign Language Assessment: Simulated Oral Proficiency Interviews (SOPIs) by Helen Carpenter Interview-Based Oral Proficiency Assessments By Dorry Kenyon
Defining performance standards is an essential component of an instructional program. They give teachers, students, and parents a measurable level of performance as a goal of the program. Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) teachers have been developing a performance assessment program since 1995. As it has been developed, teachers and students have field tested the rubrics and modified them to reflect the language development of students within an academic setting. The assessment tasks, both formative and summative, and accompanying rubrics are laid out in a program called PALS: Performance Assessment for Language Students. The program also includes conversion charts for turning the score on a performance task into a corresponding grade.
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine offers lesson plans, student exercises, articles by top EFL professionals, new TEFL publication notices, and much more for teachers and educators of English as a Foreign Langauge.