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Online course

Language Assessment in the Classroom

Assessment is becoming increasingly important in language education. Understand it better with this course for language teachers.

Language Assessment in the Classroom

Improve your knowledge of and skills in language assessment

In the last 15 years, assessment has made an increasingly significant mark on the education stage.

On a macro level, global education systems have placed assessment in the foreground, as they plan for a more mobile, linguistically proficient and skilled labour force. On a micro level, teachers are having to adapt to national, and sometimes regional, changes to language assessment at an ever-faster rate.

This online course is designed to help. Through engaging input, practical activities and discussion, it will introduce you to the fundamental aspects of language assessment.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at language teachers in secondary or high schools around the world, and anyone interested in understanding how language assessment works.

You will need to have English language proficiency at a minimum CEFR B1 level to get most benefit from the course.

The course does not presume or require any previous knowledge of assessment issues.

Who will you learn with?

Gordon Allan

Teacher trainer with the British Council in Tokyo. Part of the Leaders of English Education Project (LEEP) team. Recently completed an MA in Language testing with Lancaster University.

Who developed the course?

The British Council is on the ground in six continents and over 100 countries connecting the best of UK culture with a global audience and providing high-quality English language courses.

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  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes

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  • Includes any articles, videos, peer reviews and quizzes
  • Tests to validate your learning
  • Certificate of Achievement to prove your success when you're eligible