Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages
Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages

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Assessment in secondary modern foreign languages

Introduction

This free course, Assessment in secondary foreign languages, will identify and explore some of the key issues around assessing MFL in secondary schools. Engaging with these issues and debates will help you to reflect upon and develop your assessment practice as a teacher of MFL. You will also develop a greater awareness of how assessment can be used in developing students to become more independent in their use of the target language.

This course is based on a learner-centred approach to teaching that is is underpinned by a constructivist view of learning – the idea that students will construct knowledge and understanding for themselves as a result of classroom activities and experiences.

Now listen to an introduction to this course by its coordinator, Maria Luisa Pérez Cavana:

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As you work through the activities you will be encouraged to record your thoughts on an idea, an issue or a reading, and how it relates to your practice. Hopefully you will have opportunities to discuss your ideas with colleagues. We therefore suggest that you use a notebook – either physical or electronic – to record your thoughts in a way in which they can easily be retrieved and revisited. If you prefer, however, you can record your ideas in response boxes within the course – in order to do this, and to retrieve your responses, you will need to enrol on the course.

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