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Assessment and Motivation in English Language Programmes
Date: Monday 10 April
In this webinar, Craig Thaine investigates how formal assessment and classroom-based assessment can motivate learners and enhance learning. Drawing on meta-analyses from general education and using a Learning Oriented Assessment (LOA) framework, we explore practical ways of motivating learners via constructive feedback and appropriate follow-up tasks. We look at how teachers can use assessment to respond directly to learner needs.
Craig Thaine has been involved in ELT for 30 years. He is Cambridge DTEFLA qualified and also has an MA (Hons.) in Applied Linguistics. He has worked as a teacher and teacher trainer in many different countries. He is currently Director of Teacher Training at Languages International, Auckland and is a Cambridge ESOL Teaching Awards assessor for both the CELTA and Delta schemes. He has extensive experience developing and teaching English language courses to adult learners, including ESP and EAP courses. Craig is co-author of Empower, the general English adult course.
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