Developing Assessment tasks in Languages

Presented by: Rowena Bata

Event Information: 6 PD Hours 

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Assessment (both formative and summative) is crucial any Languages programme and has been described by Dylan Wiliam as “the bridge between teaching and learning”. Not only does it generate information for students about their learning, but it also provides information to teachers about whether their learning objectives have been achieved.

This workshop will address issues such as:

  • Test design and validity
  • Types of assessment tasks
  • Ways to assess the 5 macro-skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Viewing
  • Discrete skill and multi-skill assessments
  • When to assess
  • Ways for students to show their understanding, other than through traditional, written tests
  • Providing students with rich and meaningful feedback

This is a practical workshop and participants will work with Rowena to develop activities that they can use with their classes immediately. Although the examples given in this workshop will come from French, the ideas presented are general in nature and can be applied in most Language classrooms, so teachers of all languages are encouraged to attend.

** Participants will need to bring a laptop to take part fully in this workshop.  

Event Details:


Tuesday 3rd September, 2019

  9.30am - 3.30pm (Reg. from 8.30am)

Batman's Hill on Collins
625 Collins Street, Melbourne 

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Target Audience: All Language Teachers.

  $279.00 + GST

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About the Presenter

Rowena Bata has been a Languages teacher for 25 years and she has worked at schools in Victoria as well as in France, Papua New Guinea and Malaysia. She has held various positions of leadership and has taught students of all ages, from Prep to adult. Rowena holds a Master’s degree in Linguistics and she is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Trainer. She is interested in bridging the gap between second language acquisition theory and what happens in a classroom, and she has a particular focus on the role that technology can play in the language learning process. Rowena has a wealth of experience that she brings to her presentations and her workshops are always practical and full of ideas for teachers to take away and use in their class immediately.


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