In this course students will take a critical look at conventional methods of assessment in foreign language education and consider how traditional definitions of 'grammatical' competence and L2 'knowledge' used in language testing have been extended to allow for learner-related factors. Students will investigate the various causes and types of errors made in the spoken and written output of pupils attending German schools. Here, consideration will also be given to how outcomes may be influenced by test format and task type. Key concerns throughout the course will be how to make testing as valid and reliable as possible and how to structure feedback strategies to enable pupils to learn from errors.
Interested students should register using the MA Education Sprachpraxis Form available on the departmental website / Abteilung Applied Language Studies. Deadline: 08.10.2015