TeachingEnglish: Assessing learning

Help all your learners benefit from and get actively involved in assessment in the language classroom. Access TeachingEnglish: Assessing learning from 8 October 2024 – enrol now.

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Welcome to TeachingEnglish: Assessing learning


 How can you enrol?

Log in to your TeachingEnglish account and click the button below to enrol on this free course.


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How will the course help you?

Help all your learners benefit from and get actively involved in assessment in the language classroom.


What does the course include?

Assessing learning is a free self-study training course, which is divided into three hour modules. It also includes:

  • A dedicated Facebook community of course participants with up-to-date insight, resources and innovative ideas for you to try out.
  • Engaging discussions taking place in the Facebook community
  • Live events with your course tutor and language teaching experts.
  • A free workbook with extra learning content and resources.

What will you learn?

Module 1: Inclusive assessment approaches

This module explores assessment methods that help you build a range of inclusive assessment strategies for your classroom.

By the end of this module, you will be able to:

- identify indicators of the need for further support for assessment
- use checklists to decide if a learner needs more support from you in assessment
- reflect on the difference between assessment of learning and assessment for learning
- use a range of strategies to include pupils in their own assessments
- consider assessment methods that take into account different learners.

Module 2: Engaging with assessment for learning

This module clarifies the principles of effective questioning, explores the use of effective feedback strategies, and will help you develop your learners’ self- and peer assessment skills.

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- choose strategies for integrating assessment into learning for your context
- explain the principles of effective questioning
- use effective feedback strategies
- develop your learners' self- and peer assessment skills.

Module 3: Understanding teaching for tests

This module will help you recognise the effects of testing on teaching and learning, decide on a good balance between testing and learning in your context, and learn to make test tasks more motivational for your learners.

By the end of the first unit of this module, you’ll be able to:

- describe the effects of testing on teaching and learning
- decide on a good balance between testing and learning in your context
- recognise different types of test tasks
- make test tasks more motivational for your learners.


When is the course?

Access this free course from 8 October 2024. Enrolment closes on 24 March and the course closes on 31 March 2025.


How much does the course cost?

The course is free.


How can you get a certificate?

You will receive a certificate if you successfully complete all self-study modules.


What level of English do I need?

Minimum CEFR B1


How do you sign up for the course?

Please follow the steps below carefully to access this free training course.

IMPORTANT: If you are already logged in to your free TeachingEnglish account, we recommend that you log out and log in again.

Step 1: Log in to your existing TeachingEnglish account or create a free TeachingEnglish account.

You MUST be logged into your free TeachingEnglish account to access the course. Click or tap to Create a free account or log in to your existing account

Step 2: Enrol on your course

Click or tap the button below to enrol on this free course.

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How do you access the course after you've enrolled?

IMPORTANT: If you didn't log out of TeachingEnglish after your previous visit, do this first.

From your desktop or laptop computer

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. If you have enrolled in the course, you will see 'MY PORTFOLIO' in the menu bar at the top of the page next to the Home button.
3. Move your mouse over MY PORTFOLIO to see the drop-down menu.
4. Click on ‘My courses’ to access your training.

From your mobile device

1. Log in to your free TeachingEnglish account.
2. Tap the three horizontal lines next to the home button to open the menu.
3. Below ‘Home’, you will see MY PORTFOLIO and ‘My courses’ below. Tap on MY PORTFOLIO if you don’t see ‘My courses’.
4. Tap on ‘My courses’ to access your training.


Having problems accessing the course?

Please see our troubleshooting guide below if you are having problems accessing the course.


Support and troubleshooting

If you have signed up for this course and have problems accessing your learning, please make sure you are logged in, then click or tap the link below:

https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/MyProgrammes
 

If you are still having problems accessing your course, please see the advice and videos below:

I can't register for the course

Please make sure you have created a free TeachingEnglish account or that you are logged in to your existing account. If registration is available, you will see instructions for 'How do I register for this course?' at the top of this page. If registration is not available, you will see the message 'This course is not available for registration'.

I can't access the course. I am logged in to my account, but when I click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO I just go to my profile page

Check that you are not logged into your TeachingEnglish account on a different device or browser. Log out of your account on all devices and browsers, and log in again. Click or tap 'My courses' from MY PORTFOLIO. You should be taken to your training course. If you still can't access your course, log out, clear the cache on your browser and log in again.

I can't get my certificate

Certificates are available to participants who complete 100% of the course material. To access your certificate, go to the course platform where you have done your training. Click or tap 'My awards'. If you have completed 100% of the course, your certificate should be available to download.

The name on my certificate is wrong

On the course platform where you access your training, please use the 'Help' button to request a new certificate. Names on certificates are taken from your personal details in your free TeachingEnglish account. To change your name, click or tap on your name to edit your profile. Update the details on your profile page and save the new details.


What can I do now?

While you're waiting for the online modules to open, if you're interested in learning more about assessing learning, you can:

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Comments

Submitted by Sh.Az1378 on Sun, 10/01/2023 - 15:31

Hello
I have participated in this course and wanted to watch the full version of the seminar by Barry Sullivan: Language Testing: Looking Back and Looking Forward; however the link in the references and further reading does not work. Can you help me find it?
Thank you for your help

Hi Sh.Az1378,

I'm not sure exactly which seminar you are referring to - could it be this Facebook Live session? https://www.facebook.com/watch/live/?ref=watch_permalink&v=206220407561371 Here Barry O'Sullivan, Carolyn Westbrook and Mina Patel discuss assessment in the classroom.

Hope that helps,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by jerryconneyotey on Mon, 06/12/2023 - 07:57

Hi there,

Please help me. I'm trying to access the courses but keep getting a "your connection is not private" message. Please tell me what to do? Thank you for your help. This has never happened before.

Hi 

Thank you for contacting us. We are aware that there are currently security issues affecting your access to the training courses.
We are working hard to resolve the issues and we hope to have a solution in the next 24-28 hours when you should be able to access your courses again normally.
Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by hasna anwaar on Sun, 06/11/2023 - 23:41

Hello , thanks for your efforts,
,I would like to enter and start courses but kt doesn't work :( when I log in, it didn't work, what i can do ? :(

Hi hasna

Apologies for this - there is a technical issue with the site which we are working to resolve as soon as possible. Thanks for letting us know, and sorry for the inconvenience. We hope to have this sorted out very soon so that you can access your course again normally.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Sh.Az1378 on Fri, 05/26/2023 - 06:55

Hello
First, I wanted to express my gratitude for this great course. It helped me learn how to evaluate my students in various ways and combine the positive aspects of formative and summative assessments.
I have finished the course and got my certificate. The problem is I edited my profile after the certificate was issued (I changed the name from SH to my full name), but the certificate is based on the previous name (SH). Can it be changed to include my full name?
Thank you for your help

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 05/29/2023 - 08:41

In reply to by Sh.Az1378

Hi

Thanks for your positive comments about the course - we are glad you enjoyed it and found it useful!

To request a new certificate, you can log in to your account, go to the courses website (through MY PORTFOLIO- My courses) and then use the orange "help" button on the bottom right hand side of the screen to contact the courses team and ask them to re-issue your certificate.

Hope that helps,

Cath
TeachingEnglish team

Hi Samangi

Your certificate should appear in the "My awards - My certificates" tab on the website when you have successfully completed the whole course. If you think there is an error with this, can you report it to the courses team by using the orange "help" button on the bottom right of the page?

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by mangelicalopez on Wed, 05/24/2023 - 03:50

I don't find the section "My learning". I don't get the word "start".

Hi MohamedKhalil8311

Once you have enrolled, you should be able to access your course by clicking on the "My Portfolio - My courses" tab at the top of the page (you need to be logged in to your TeachingEnglish account). If you do not see that tab when you are logged in, you haven't enrolled in any of our courses.

Let us know if you are having problems.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Letsogile

Where it says "How do I sign up for the course" you will see there are 2 steps you need to follow. Click on each step to follow the instructions to enrol.

Let us know if you are still having problems.

Thanks,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Mon, 05/08/2023 - 08:44

In reply to by HassanzaroukHassan

Hello

This is a self-access course, which. means you can enrol yourself from this page. Just follow the 2 steps under "How do I sign up for the course?" on the page above.

Let us know if you are having problems.
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Hussain on Tue, 05/02/2023 - 21:39

This is Hussain Liton from Saudi Arabia welcoming you here for sharing course learning and relevant free thinking. The assessing Learning course is very useful for teaching assessment and learning feedback. I hope we will enjoy the course with maximizing assessment skills and pragmatic practices.

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 05/03/2023 - 09:12

In reply to by Hussain

Hi Hussain

Hope you enjoy the course! Remember that there is also a Facebook group for this course. Here's the link to join (it's also on the courses homepage) https://www.facebook.com/groups/coursesforteachers It's a great place to interact with other course members, ask questions and also to join additional live events.

All the best,

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi esraemir,

I have just checked and I can see the course in the list of available courses on our training platform, here: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes. Could you please log in to your account and try again. If you did not log out of your TeachingEnglish account previously, we recommend logging out and logging back in again.

Thanks,

Paul (TeachingEnglish team)

Hi h.buckoke

To enrol in the course you need to first log into your TeachingEnglish account and then access the course website here: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes

Once there you can see all of our available courses, and you just need to click to enrol.

Hope this helps - let us know if you continue to have problems.

Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Hi Yasser

Can you access the course website? The link is: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes

Once there you can see all of our available courses, and you just need to click to enrol. If when you click the link you are taken back to your profile page, then you need to follow the troubleshooting steps - basically, log out of your account, clear your cache and then log back in again. This time when you click on the link you will be taken to the courses website. 

Hope this helps - let us know if you continue to have problems.
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

Submitted by Cath McLellan on Wed, 04/26/2023 - 07:54

Hi fMusharaf

Can you access the course website? The link is: https://open.teachingenglish.org.uk/Home/ExploreProgrammes

Once there you can see all of our available courses, and you just need to click to enrol. If when you click the link you are taken back to your profile page, then you need to follow the troubleshooting steps - basically, log out of your account, clear your cache and then log back in again. This time when you click on the link you will be taken to the courses website. 

Hope this helps - let us know if you continue to have problems.
Cath

TeachingEnglish team

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