About this course

Learn new approaches to assessment and testing

This is a general course suitable for teachers working in the secondary, tertiary or the private ELT sector. 

Course aims to help you:

  • identify and use some of the key terminology associated with assessment and testing
  • focus on approaches to assessment and testing within the Communicative Approach to English Language Teaching
  • link assessment theory directly to the design of testing and assessment materials
  • Focus on testing each language skill as well as integrating skills testing.

Duration:

20 hours over 8 weeks 

Part of:  Stages 2 and 3 of the CPD framework

Level of English required: B1+

 

Details

Course structure

The course is made up of a minimum of 20 hours of online self-access training (i.e. it is not moderated by a teacher trainer) comprising ten sections.  These cover the following topics: 

  • Assessment theory
  • Formative assessment
  • Item review
  • Item analysis
  • Test specification
  • Testing reading skills
  • Testing writing skills
  • Testing listening skills
  • Testing speaking skills
  • Testing integrated skills

Each section contains reading tasks, exercises, reflective tasks and assessment activities to try out in participants’ own contexts. Some sections also contain questionnaires and audio recordings.

Assessment:

In order to complete the course, you are required to: 

  • access and read all the documents and resources for each section 
  • successfully complete the exercises and questionnaires in each section. 

Certificate:

You will receive a certificate if you complete successfully all sections of the course. 

How to apply?

To apply, please visit the TeachingEnglish website.