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This webinar aims at answering fundamental questions of language test design and development and providing practical guidance for Vietnamese K-12 English teachers. It starts with a technical definition of a language test, the purposes or decisions that test results can be used for, and different test types with specific examples in educational practices. It then introduces how to identify test constructs in relation to the language competency framework, a course curriculum and its expected learning outcomes in order to assure the systematicity and substantive grounding of the assessments. This is followed by a detailed discussion of the concepts of difficulty and complexity levels of test items, test specification, and test task types. The webinar uses specific examples and input from Vietnamese K-12 English teachers of the new textbook for its practice activities. It also recommends some resources for teachers for their test development.
This webinar session starts with a review of blended learning approach and different blended models, then proceeds to an introduction of technologies that can be used by the Vietnamese English as a Foreign Language (EFL) K-12 teachers for blended learning design and delivery with the new textbook series, together with sharings from the Vietnamese K-12 teachers in practice. The webinar session hopes to help the target teachers effectively select technological applications and prepare blended scenarios that best suit their teaching contexts.
In this two-day interactive workshop, participants will learn to develop classroom assessments for language classrooms. This workshop will prepare participants to do the following:
Day 1, session 1: Introductions, workshop overview, fundamentals of assessment; reliability & validity
Day 1, session 2: Translating content standards into learning goals for the classroom; assessment of reading and listening
Day 2, session 1: Classroom assessment of speaking and writing; rubrics; providing constructive feedback
Day 2, session 2: Involving students in assessment: peer and self-assessment techniques; using assessment results to improve instruction
Conducted by two famous experts in the English language teaching field and keynote/featured speakers at the upcoming VietTESOL International Convention in Hue next month, this series of workshops aim to extend your insights into the following topics:
Prof. Fredricka L. Stoller and Prof. William Grabe from Northern Arizona University, USA, will conduct three 3 hour workshops on Friday-Saturday, October 4-5, 2019 at the University of Languages and International Studies, Vietnam National University Hanoi for ONLY 35 university level English teachers, Ph.D. and MA TESOL students from Hanoi and other places. The workshop series are co-sponsored by VietTESOL, RELO Vietnam and ULIS-VNU Hanoi.
The registration and payment deadline is October 3, 2019.
|Research activities in Vietnam demonstrate a concerning degree of ethics violations, most of which are related to plagiarism (Vuong, 2018). Plagiarism leads to numerous serious consequences, including being disciplined by institutions (Quoc-Dung, 2010) or even being deprived of promotion opportunities (e.g., applying for a professorship; B. Ha, 2018). In fact, plagiarism is avoidable when Vietnamese EFL teachers and researchers are aware of plagiarism conventions. Therefore, the purpose of this webinar is to familiarize Vietnamese EFL teachers with plagiarism-related concepts and to equip them with necessary techniques to avoid plagiarism and its consequences in the academic world. Specifically, the presenters will (1) provide definitions of copyright, fair use, and plagiarism, (2) present conventions that are required to avoid plagiarism, and (3) engage the participants in various practice activities. Throughout the webinar, the participants will have opportunities to quickly check their comprehension with quizzes and horn their citation skills with facilitated practice. Leaving the webinar, the participants will have a better understanding of plagiarism-related concepts and be able to apply common conventions to avoid plagiarism.|
What is Extensive Reading? Why and how do we do it?
This presentation will highlight the relatively little recycling of vocabulary, the lack of attention to collocation, colligation and lexical phrases and the lack of systematic attention to reading fluency in ELT in general. Extensive reading (ER) is designed to not only build reading fluency, but will also consolidate and deepen this knowledge for long term acquisition to take place. The presenter will show how ER fits the curriculum, how to set up the library and manage it and introduce it to the students. We will also discuss the need for assessment.
The webinar session provides an overview of the skills-integrated approach, sharing the speaker’s awareness of what it is, why and when EFL teachers should teach integrated skills, how to design and implement a skills-integrated lesson/activity, and what qualities a classroom teacher needs to have for a successful integrated skills lesson.
In this workshop, you will learn several strategies that you can take into your own classroom to help support students struggling with English in listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. These strategies add to a teacher's toolbox of techniques to allow planning for English learning through assessing students and collaborating with their co-teachers (if any).
While high school teachers have all the passion and energy for student success in an English language classroom, in reality they experience time constraints and other difficulties to equip them with decent written and communicative skills. In this workshop, you will collaborate with other educators to identify such problems and together explore possible solutions using provided technological and applications. You will walk away with a set of technological tools and insights on their pedagogical uses, techniques and ideas on lesson planning (that you help designing) that facilitate and assess student skills development.