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 in pupils’ interlanguage and consider how spoken and written output may be influenced by test format and task type. A key notion throughout the course will be the concern for validity and reliability in language testing. Final assessment will take the form of a 90-minute 'Klausur' involving linguistic and didactic analysis of pupil errors made in different test settings. "Interested students please register using the MA Education Sprachpraxis
registration form available on the departmental website."
max. 15 Teilnehmer.