Basic Information & Issues Related To Language Assessment

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Assessment procedures should be used to achieve three main purposes: Providing end-of-term grading or certification (summative evaluation) Providing information on the learner’s strengths and weaknesses (formative evaluation) Helping the teacher and/or learner to plan further work (integrative evaluation) When assessing learning outcomes, the teacher should be concerned with...
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The Main 10 Steps To Teach Functional Langauge

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Most students struggle to communicate effectively in some social situations because most teachers focus overly on grammar and often neglect teaching students functional language. The heart of functional language is understanding the implied social meaning of certain expressions. We use language mainly to perform some kind of communicative...
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Five Effective Strategies To Make Vocabulary Stick

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Many experiments demonstrated that vocabulary forgetting starts as soon as learning happens. So what can be done? Research shows that there are some effective strategies teachers can use to help make vocabulary learning stick. The following are the main five of them: 1. Use peer explanation: Ask students...
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Question Types To Test Your Students’ English Skills

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As a teacher of English, you need to test your students’ English periodically to know to what extent they learned the language. Learning English should include mainly learning vocabulary and grammar. In addition, you should test their reading comprehension and writing skills. If you want your test to...
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Six General Tips To Manage A Class

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What does “Classroom Management” actually mean? Classroom management is the most important factor affecting student learning. It is the effective discipline in the classroom that provides a safe, comfortable learning environment, motivates your students, builds their self-esteem and encourages them to be imaginative and creative in daily lessons....
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20 Questions To Ask Before Printing Your Test

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Ask and answer the following questions before printing any test. Improve the test, then go ahead to print it. 1. What is the main purpose of the test? Does it test achievement or proficiency? Is it at the end of the month or the term? What is the...
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The First Five Things To Do To Manage A Classroom

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For teachers who return to teaching in the schools, I know that the most difficult thing to do is to master classroom management. But, you know, classroom management is not meant to control it strictly but to organize it. If you want to have a classroom run smoothly,...
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