Date: Sunday, February 13th, 2005 Time: 2:15 PM - 4:15 PM
Speaker: Keisha Larkin, Ehime University
Testing in the communicative classroom is often a challenge for instructors. Traditional ways of testing such as testing of vocabulary through memorization often do not measure a student's ability in English but rather his or her ability to take tests. She will demonstrate through examples of written and spoken tests that have proved successful how to test students in a strictly English environment with an emphasis on communication. This type of testing is an arguably superior measure of the students' actually ability to communicate in English verses students' ability to take tests. Some techniques that will be shown include English definitions of English words, sentence completion, presentation tasks, and multiple choice. All of these techniques allow teachers to test effectively even in an open book classroom or for take home tests.
Organization: Matsuyama Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Matsuyama JALT)
Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen
Venue: Shinonome High School Kinenkan 4F
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