25.3129, Summer Schools: ALTE Course in Productive Skills: Assessing Speaking and Writing / Sevres, France

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Subject: 25.3129, Summer Schools: ALTE Course in Productive Skills: Assessing Speaking and Writing / Sevres, France

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Date: Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:32:55
From: Esther Eugenio [secretariat at alte.org]
Subject: ALTE Course in Productive Skills: Assessing Speaking and Writing / Sevres, France

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ALTE Course in Productive Skills: Assessing Speaking and Writing

Host Institution: Centre International d’Études Pédagogiques
Coordinating Institution: Association of Language Testers in Europe
Website: http://www.alte.org/events

Dates: 22-Sep-2014 - 26-Sep-2014
Location: Sevres, France

Focus: The course will focus on assessing productive language skills i.e. speaking and writing.The course will be taught by Dr Talia Isaacs (Assessing Speaking) and Dr Guoxing Yu (Assessing Writing), both from the University of Bristol, UK.
Minimum Education Level: No Minimum


Description:
The syllabus will be tailored to meet the requirements of the participants,
and will focus on the
practical application of testing theory. It will address the main issues
associated with the
assessment of productive skills, including:
1. Particularities of assessing productive skills;
2. The construct of speaking ability and a framework for assessing speaking;
3. The construct of writing ability and a framework for assessing writing;
4. Choosing, designing, and critiquing test formats and tasks;
5. Rating scales, raters, and the rating process;
6. Validating speaking and writing tests and developing an ongoing research
and validation agenda;
7. Developing recommendations for your own speaking and writing tests;
Some prior reading may be issued to participants before the course. Further
details will be provided in
advance of the course.


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                      Language Acquisition

Registration: 08-Jun-2014 to 11-Sep-2014

Contact Person:  
                Email: secretariat at alte.org

Apply by Email: secretariat at alte.org
Apply on the web: http://www.alte.org/event/

Registration Instructions:
For more information, including the course programme and details about the
different registration options, please visit Association of Language Testers
in Europe (ALTE) events website: www.alte.org/events . If you experience any
problems while registering online, or if you would like to benefit from the
group discount, please contact the ALTE Secretariat.







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