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Richard Rossner - Assessing language teaching competences: the potential of the European Profiling Grid
About the webinar
The fundamental aim of the European Profiling Grid (EPG), which has just been released following a two-year project, is to foster language teacher development by enabling practising teachers of any language regularly to assess their own competences in order to identify areas where they may wish and/or need to develop further. At the same time, it can be used by those managing and supporting language teachers in carrying out their own assessments so as to create profiles of teachers or an overview of their whole teaching team. For teacher trainers and mentors, the EPG can be a valuable aid in planning teacher development and in-service training.
In this webinar, the background and aims of the EPG and the layout and content of both its printed and digital versions are outlined. This is followed by a summary of ways in which the EPG can be used and a question-answer session.
About the speaker
Richard Rossner has spent his career in the field of English language teaching. Following 10 years in Mexico and a period of 6 years as editor of ELT Journal, Richard worked for the Bell Educational Trust in various capacities and was its Chief Executive from 1998 to 2005. Then, from 2006 to 2011 he served as Executive Director of EAQUALS, an international association of language centres with its own quality accreditation system.
Richard now represents EAQUALS in various capacities: on a Council of Europe working group, on three EU-funded projects, and as an EAQUALS inspector. He is also leader of the UK delegation to ISO TC 232, and was project editor for a new ISO standard for language learning services.