Year
2021
Units
4.5
Contact
On Campus
12 x 2-hour workshops per semester
5 x 2-hour supervised studies per semester

Distance Online
12 x 2-hour online tutorials per semester
5 x 2-hour supervised studies per semester
Prerequisites
^ = may be enrolled concurrently
1 Admission into MTESOL-Master of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1a Admission into MTEC-Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
1b Admission into MTPR-Master of Teaching (Primary)
1c Admission into MTS-Master of Teaching (Secondary)
1d Admission into EDD-Doctor of Education
1e Admission into MLS-Master of Language Studies
1f Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1g Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1h Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1i Admission into MEDOS-Master of Education
1j Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1k Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1l Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1m Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1n Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1o Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1p Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1q Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1r Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years]
1s Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1t Admission into MEDLE-Master of Education (Languages Education)
1u Admission into MEDLEP-Master of Education (Languages Education) [1.5 years]
1v Admission into GCTESOL-GradCert in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
1w Admission into GDPTESOL-GradDip in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
2 ESOL8701 - Second Language Classroom Research 1
2a ^ ESOL8001 - Fundamental Concepts of Second Language Learning and Teaching in TESOL GE
Must Satisfy: ((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w) and (2 or 2a))
Enrolment not permitted
ESOL1002 has been successfully completed
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
  4. Evaluate language assessment tools and techniques which can be used in classroom contexts
  5. Critically analyse their own and others' classroom language assessment practices

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.

FULL

If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.