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TSL 125 Assessment and Material Development

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Course Description

Analyze classroom assessment strategies, processes, issues and trends in the assessment of student language learning. Perspectives of assessment from learner, teacher, standardized tests and workplace needs will be addressed, as will the functions of formative and summative assessment. The role of assessment in learner motivation, accountability, and communication of learner ability will be addressed with reference to participants' real classroom experiences. Gain a working knowledge of large-scale, standardized language tests. Then focus on key criteria used in assessing and selecting materials. Familiarize yourself with the main types of materials currently available, and examine the range of teaching possibilities with these materials. Finally, experiment with developing your own materials to meet second language classroom needs.


BMC 152 or BMC 352 Learning Online

TSL Level 1 Certificate Courses

Applies Towards the Following Certificate(s)


  TSL 125 - 009 Assessment and Material Development  
  Spring 2017   Status:  Available
Online:   02 May 2017 to 26 Jun 2017
Hours: 30.00
Course Fees:   Flat Fee non-credit    475.00
Potential Price Adjustments:
Delivery Options:  Online
Instructor(s): Phil Connelly
  Reading List / Textbook:  

Required Textbook

Title: Teaching by Principles: An Interactive Approach to Language Pedagogy

Edition: 4th

Authors: Douglas Brown

Publisher: Pearson ESL


Required Textbook

Title: Learning Teaching: The Essential Guide to English Language

Edition: 3rd

Authors: Jim Scrivener

Publisher: MacMillan ELT


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  Section Notes:  

Prerequisites: BMC 352 Learning Online and Level 1 courses.

It is not possible to register online for this course until you have successfully completed BMC 352 Learning Online or have a Learning Online Prerequisite Waiver in your profile. You may enrol in this course, by telephone, if you are enrolled in a section of BMC 352 that will be completed before this course begins.
  • This course will be delivered using Desire2Learn (D2L).
  • Unless notified, all online courses are available at 9 am on the start date.
A $25 fee applies for course withdrawals and transfers.  

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