In this talk, Jenny will explain what the 4 C’s involve. She will aim to provide teachers with practical guidelines, tips and sample activities to incorporate these stimulating skills into their teaching practice.
How to better assess language skills using artificial intelligenceTraditional assessments use a range of methods to assess language skills. Most tests are based on specific skills task which presents a passage in a written or aural format and ask questions on that passage. Similarly, with speaking and writing, prompts are given to elicit language which is then scored by an examiner.
These methods are becoming more and more obsolete as technology changes the way language is tested. One change is the introduction of integrated skills assessment. Integrating skills is commonplace in teaching methodology but strangely absent from testing. Technology, however, enables us to use more effectively the texts and questions we present to test takers. At the same time the automated scoring of speaking and writing responses has become common place using artificial intelligence and scoring algorithms.
This webinar will look at the latest innovations in language testing and how these are implemented across a range of test taking contexts.
Many learners seek opportunities outside the classroom to practice and improve their skills. The methods they choose vary from more traditional (studying vocabulary, reading) to more innovative (videos, interacting through video calls or chat, etc).
However these activities can occur without structure and without learners’ awareness of what they might get out of them. Students can always use guidance for how to coordinate these activities and how to use them best, given their proficiency level.
In this webinar, Bill Bonk will take a look at how teachers can leverage these student-driven activities as well as use tools like the GSE Teacher Toolkit to help students chart their own course towards English proficiency, based on their own needs and current level.
Getting ready for any 4 skills based test can be tricky and is not only about familiarity with the test, but also the skills needed for success. Practice Test Plus PTE General is specifically designed to be used in a classroom setting, through online lessons or individually. It offers teachers and students a complete set of materials to help them get familiar with PTE General and improve skills for taking the test, however they choose to use it.
Created specifically for each PTE General level, the series gives an overview of reading, writing, listening and speaking skills for the paper based test, as well as guidance, strategies and tips on approaching each task type.
In this webinar, we'll talk about ideas for how to use the print, online and blended materials in both physical and virtual classrooms as well as some of the extra support resources available to teachers and students.
Is your program in need of a home-based testing solution that will allow you to assess your students’ English language skills if your primary test is not available?
The Versant English Placement Test is a 4-skills test that can be taken by computer for admissions and program placement. With score mappings to common scales like GSE, CEFR and TOEFL, it is easier than ever to integrate results into your existing enrollment process.
In this session you will learn about Versant Placement Test and how you can implement it with your program.