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.
|Event Date||12-22-2019 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||12-22-2019 11:30 am|
|Registration Start Date||11-22-2019|
|Cut off date||12-16-2019 11:55 pm|
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.
|Event Date||10-27-2019 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||10-27-2019 11:30 am|
|Registration Start Date||10-02-2019|
|Cut off date||10-16-2019 11:00 pm|
|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.|
|Event Date||09-28-2019 7:00 pm|
|Event End Date||09-28-2019 8:30 pm|
|Registration Start Date||08-28-2019|
|Cut off date||09-25-2019 11:55 pm|
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.
|Event Date||08-25-2019 10:00 am|
|Event End Date||08-25-2019 11:30 am|
|Registration Start Date||07-17-2019|
|Cut off date||08-08-2019|