Professional Development and Training Programs
CEFR has set rules for determining students' language levels. Yet what is the relation between it and assessment? What are the new clarifications/descriptors added through the recently published CEFR revisions? Can these really promote teachers' assessment of their students' classwork and their lesson plans as well? Is there a place for technology also? How about the new developments added concerning Interaction & Mediation. A new Discussion has been added for Plurilinguilism and Pluriculturalism. What are these? Let's look it up!!
By the end of this session, the audience would be able to:
a. Understand the newly revied scales and descriptors of the CEFR
b. Assess their students and work according to the new CEFR revisions
c. Develop teaching the four language skills and assessing them
Supervisors, Head of Departments, Experienced and Novice Teachers
Get introduced to each other and give an introduction about the general plan of the sessions and their outcome. What is the CEFR? Why was it formed? How is it divided? Why? Reflections will be done on a number of lessons from different books.
Assignments for Teachers: Refer back to CEFR and give us your reflections on them. What have you found out?
The homework assignment is to be checked and revised. Reflections will be discussed as well. This time the following questions will be dealt with: What revisions were added? How are they divided? How can these divisions help us as teachers and reflect on our work? Receptive and Productive skills are to be discussed in details with applications. What is the relation between them? In addition to that, Interaction and Mediation are to be fully discussed and related to them as well. Why are they important?
Assignments for Teachers: Apply the session on one receptive skill and one on productive skill taking into consideration Interaction and Mediation.
The homework assignment is to be checked and revised. Discussions are then to be directed to Online teaching and how was it addressed in the new CEFR Revisions together with Sign Language. How inclusive is the new CEFR then? How can they be related to Assessment as well
Assignments for Teachers: Apply the session on Two different lessons
The homework assignment is to be checked and revised. What is Plurilinguilism? What is Pluriculturalism? How about Young Learners? What have the revisions added to benefit them? How can we apply that in class? Different applications are going to be done during the session in addition to introducing a number of EU Assessment formats.
Assignments for Teachers: Apply the items discussed on Two different lessons or situations that you faced in class before.
After checking and discussing the homework assignments, a wrap up of all the sessions is to be discussed and important points are to be tackled. Time would be set for Q & A.
The attendees would be communicated through Zoom or Google Meet