Approaches to Assessment with EAL Learners (ECUR 492.3)

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Description

Students will examine the stages of learning an additional language and proficiency levels required to succeed with curriculum outcomes. Three major reference scales used for monitoring and assessing language progress will be examined. Students will study current approaches to EAL initial assessment and ongoing assessment. Vulnerability factors that affect the progress of linguistically and culturally diverse learners at school will be explored. Students will have opportunities to discuss current research on assessment of EAL learners.

Restrictions

Course only open to students completing the Post-Degree Certificate in English as an Additional Language.

Prerequisite(s)

ECUR 291.3 and ECUR 391.3.

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