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Fall Orientation Pedagogy Workshop

COUNCIL ON LANGUAGE INSTRUCTION 2018 FALL ORIENTATION WORKSHOP

"Assessing Language Performance: Guiding Learners to Show What They Can Do with What They Know"

Friday, 21 September 2018 | 8:30 am – 12:00 pm (Breakfast will be served in G22) | Annenberg Hall G15

Speaker: Paul Sandrock, ACTFL  Director of Education

Presentation & Workshop: "Assessing Language Performance: Guiding Learners to Show What They Can Do with What They Know"

After graduation, learners will use their second (or third) language in ways we cannot predict but for which they need to be prepared.  To prepare “world-ready” citizens, language programs can no longer teach about language, culture, or literature; learners need to be engaged in using language to access and grapple with content and to build relationships.  The validity of assessment in a language program increases when how learners are assessed reflects the characteristics of the goals for the program, charting progress with feedback on how well learners are able to use language for different purposes.  Examine and analyze assessment that provides evidence of learners’ increasing language proficiency and confidence to achieve these goals, answering the question “What can learners do with what they know?”

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