In this course, students will take a critical look at conventional methods of assessment in foreign language education and consider how measuring 'grammatical' competence needs to allow for learner-related factors. Students will investigate the various causes and types of errors (including grammatical and pragmatic errors) made in the spoken and written output of pupils learning English at German schools. Here, participants will analyse and mark different types of output in a variety of spoken and written testing situations, paying careful attention to how performance 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, how to mark fairly and accurately, 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: 12.10.2017