INTERNATIONAL BURCH UNIVERSITY
Faculty of Education and Humanities
Department of English Language and Literature
2014-2015

SYLLABUS
Code Name Level Year Semester
ELT 416 Measurement and Assesment in Foreign Language Teaching Undergraduate 4 Fall
Status Number of ECTS Credits Class Hours Per Week Total Hours Per Semester Language
Area Elective 4 2 89 English

Instructor Assistant Coordinator
Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr. Vildana Dubravac, Assist. Prof. Dr.
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Basic concepts, principles and constructs of classroom-based assessment; different types of tests and testing (e.g. proficiency, achievement, diagnostic and placement tests, direct vs. indirect testing, discrete point vs. integrative testing, norm referenced vs. criterion referenced testing, objective testing vs. subjective testing, communicative language testing) and various types of questions for a wide range of language assessment purposes, development and evaluation of such language tests and of other a

COURSE OBJECTIVE
This course will introduce the basic concepts in measurement and evaluation:
• students will learn basic statistical concept necessary for grading and comparing the pupils;
• they will learn about characteristics of good tests as well as how to evaluate the quality of questions;
• they will learn how to use different assessment strategies, develop different kinds of questions and tests and how to score results obtained.

COURSE CONTENT
Week
Topic
  1. introduction to the course & the field;
  2. Introduction to measurement, evaluation and assessment
  3. The power of assessment; assessment and learning; The role of feedback in foreign language learning
  4. Principles of language assessment
  5. Designing classroom language tests
  6. Standardized testing
  7. Assessing listening
  8. Assessing speaking
  9. Mid-term exam
  10. Assessing reading
  11. Assessing writing
  12. Alternatives in assessing
  13. Grading and student evaluation
  14. The role of formal and informal assessment and evaluation in early childhood education vs. assessing adult learning; assessment and evaluation with special population of children
  15. Course review

LABORATORY/PRACTICE PLAN
Week
Topic

    TEACHING/ASSESSMENT
    Description
    • Lectures
    • Practical Sessions
    • Excersises
    • Presentation
    • Seminar
    • Project
    • Assignments
    • Demonstration
    Description (%)
    Method Quantity Percentage (%)
    Project120
    Midterm Exam(s)120
    Final Exam150
    +in-class assignment 10
    Total: 100
    Learning outcomes
    • • To develop an understanding about the factors that led to the emergence of ESP and the forces, both theoretical and applied that have shaped its subsequent development.
    • • To assist students develop needs assessments and genre analyses for specific groups of learners.
    • • To provide guidelines to adapt or create authentic ESP materials in a chosen professional or occupational area.
    TEXTBOOK(S)
    • • Brown, D. H. (2004). Language assessment: principles and classroom practices. San Francisco: Longman

    ECTS (Allocated based on student) WORKLOAD
    Activities Quantity Duration (Hour) Total Work Load
    Lecture (14 weeks x Lecture hours per week)14228
    Laboratory / Practice (14 weeks x Laboratory/Practice hours per week) 0
    Midterm Examination (1 week)122
    Final Examination(1 week)155
    Preparation for Midterm Examination2612
    Preparation for Final Examination2714
    Assignment / Homework/ Project4728
    Seminar / Presentation 0
    Total Workload: 89
    ECTS Credit (Total workload/25): 4