Teaching and Learning Additional Languages: Articulating teaching and testing

Abdesslem, Habib (2017) Teaching and Learning Additional Languages: Articulating teaching and testing. In: A Symposium on English Language Teaching Difficulties and a Course on Human Rights, The Community Service and Continuing Education Faculty. (Unpublished)

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Abstract|ملخص البحث

This presentation points to the inextricable relation between Teaching, Learning, and Testing. It argues that teachers can avoid Test Pollution and Negative Washback by adopting a cyclical process, where they articulate teaching and testing. It proposes that such dynamic teaching-testing helps students make better progress in their learning process and prepares them for Achievement Tests, Placement Tests, and Entrance Exams. The presentation calls on decision-makers in Saudi Arabia to consider introducing Regional or National Exams at the end of the Elementary School Level and/or the Intermediate School Level. It maintains that the introduction of such exams helps education authorities set clearer goals, stimulates teachers to adopt adequate teaching-testing procedures that meet the education authorities' goals, and motivates students to make sustained efforts to develop a satisfactory command of the subject they are studying or the language they are learning. Key terms: Testing, test washback, cyclical/dynamic teaching-testing, progress tests, ELT, Saudi Arabia.

Item Type|تصنيف النتاج العلمي: Conference or Workshop Item | مؤتمرات وورش عمل (Speech)
Subjects | مجال موضوع النشر: English Language
Divisions | الكلية: College of Languages and Translation > English Language
Depositing User: Habib Abdessalem
Date Deposited: 12 Feb 2018 09:39
Last Modified: 12 Feb 2018 09:39
URI: http://eprints.kku.edu.sa/id/eprint/2099

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