Middlebury

FREN6627

Evaluation & Testing in FSL

The aim of this course is to introduce students to the principles and techniques of evaluation in the second language classroom. Emphasis will be placed on both traditional psychometric testing techniques and competency-based assessment methods. The following topics will be covered: a history of evaluation in language teaching, designing formative and summative evaluations, distinguishing between criterion- and norm-referenced evaluation, using criterion and referenced frameworks, evaluation within communicative and task-based learning approaches, maximizing validity, reliability and wash-back in evaluations, and computer-assisted evaluation.

Required Texts
- Veltcheff, C., & Hilton, S. (2003). L’évaluation en FLE. Paris: Hachette. (ISBN-10: 2011552257)
- Chauves, A. (2008). Référentiel de programmes pour l’Alliance Française élaboré à partir du Cadre européen commun. (ISBN : 978-2-09-035279-5)
Subject:
French
Department:
French
Division:
Language School
Requirements Fulfilled:
Pedagogy

Sections

Summer 2016 Language Schools

FREN6627A-L16 Lecture (Zuniga)

Summer 2012

FREN6627A-L12 Lecture (Zuniga)

Summer 2011

FREN6627A-L11 Lecture (Zuniga)