Language Teaching Degree Design and Assessment
Examine contemporary approaches to syllabus design and evaluation. Reflect on your personal practice, and integrate your knowledge of curricula in planning, teaching, materials, evaluating courses and assessing language ability
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- 26 May 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- reflect on personal practices and examine contemporary approaches to syllabus design and evaluation in language teaching
- integrate knowledge of curricula in planning, teaching and evaluating degrees and materials, and assessing language ability
- analyse and interpret degrees, materials and test items
- evaluate and adapt learning materials and evaluation procedures so as to be educationally, culturally and socially appropriate.
- Syllabus and Course Design Overview
- Assessment Overview: Terminology and contemporary approaches
- Product and Process syllabus types
- Approaches to materials design in a digital age
- Impact and backwash in assessment
- Defining course objectives and selecting and grading content
- Needs analysis in course design
- Validity and Reliability
- Practicality, Authenticity and Interactiveness in assessment
- Preparing learners for external tests
- Emerging and diverging approaches to assessment
- Unit Review
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Embedded Multimedia
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Streaming Multimedia
- Web links
- Audio-Video streaming
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment
This subject enables students to reflect on personal practice in the light of emerging and diverging approaches to syllabus design and evaluation in language teaching.
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