• Overview and Syllabus

    Abstract 

    CEFR has settled 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? Let's look it up!!

    Session Objectives

    •  By the end of this session, the audience would be able to:

        a.  Understand the different scales and descriptors of the CEFR

        b.  Assessment their students and work according to the new CEFR revisions 

        c.  Develop teaching Speaking and Writing skills and assessing them 

       

    Target audience

    Supervisors, Head of Departments, Experienced and Novice Teachers


    Weekly Content

    Week 1   (11-18 Jan. 2020)

    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?

     


    Week 2  (Jan 19 - 25 2020)

    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? 

    Assignments for Teachers:  Apply the session on one receptive skill and one on productive skill 

     


    Week 3   (26 Jan.-1 Feb. 2020) 

    The homework assignment is to be checked and revised. Discussions are to be directed towards "Interaction and Mediation". How do they link with receptive and productive skills. Why are they important? 

    Assignments for Teachers:  Apply the session on Two different lessons

     

     

    Week 4  (2 - 8 Feb. 2020)

    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.

    Assignments for Teachers: Apply the items discussed on Two different lessons or situations that you faced in class before. 


       

    Week 5  (9 -15 Feb. 2020)

    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. 


    Session Communication Tools

    The attendees would be communicated through Wiziq