12 x 2-hour workshops per semester
5 x 2-hour supervised studies per semester
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into BA-Bachelor of Arts
1a Admission into BEDECBA-Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Bachelor of Arts
1b Admission into BEDPRBA-Bachelor of Education (Primary), Bachelor of Arts
1c Admission into BLANG-Bachelor of Languages
1d Admission into BAHA-Bachelor of Arts - Enhanced Program for High Achievers
1e Admission into BEDSBLANG-Bachelor of Education (Secondary), Bachelor of Languages
1f Admission into BLITTTESOL-Bachelor of Letters (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) (TESOL)
1g Admission into BEDSEC-Bachelor of Education (Secondary)
2 ^ ESOL1001 - Fundamental Concepts of Second Language Learning and Teaching in TESOL
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g) and 2)
Enrolment not permitted
ESOL8002 has been successfully completed
Assignment(s); Tutorial presentation; Tutorial participation.
Topic description

This topic explores the theoretical and practical aspects of language assessment. It covers basic concepts in assessment such as reliability, validity and authenticity, as well as a variety of tools and techniques for assessing language proficiency. This topic will give students a solid grounding for fairly and effectively assessing language proficiency in classroom contexts.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Raise awareness of assessment as an integral aspect of language teaching and learning
  • Familiarise students with a variety of language assessment tools and techniques
  • Enable development of appropriate classroom assessment practices
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain basic concepts in language assessment
  2. Describe language assessment tools and techniques which can be used in classroom contexts
  3. Apply language assessment tools and techniques in classroom contexts