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. Key concerns throughout the course will be how to make testing as valid and reliable as possible and how to provide appropriate feedback to enable pupils to learn from errors. Final assessment will take the form of a 90-minute 'Klausur’ involving linguistic and didactic analysis of pupil errors made in different test settings
Maximal 15 Teilnehmer.
Interested students should register by Weds., 10th October 2012 using the MA Education Sprachpraxis Form available on the departmental website / Applied Language Studies Section.