World Language Classroom

Authentic Assessment for the World Language Classroom

IMPORTANT NOTICE: This program is scheduled as a face-to-face classroom training during the Fall 2020 semester, but may be moved online due to future recommendations for distance learning due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).  Any updates will be posted on this page and all enrolled students will be notified by email of any anticipated curtailments.

NEW! The aim of language teaching is to find out how much and how well students can do in the language, rather than how much they know about the language. Come and learn how to use backwards design in conjunction with authentic tasks to build learners’ proficiency across communication modes.

In this workshop, we will discuss the essential role of integrated performance assessment, which goes beyond the traditional testing to develop learners’ language fluency and accuracy. Using the NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do statements as a point of reference, the instructor will demonstrate how to use meaningful tasks to promote three modes of communication modes along with scoring rubrics and strategies for effective feedback.

A variety of authentic tasks that engage students in processing input for meaningful comprehension and producing output to make form-meaning connections will be shared and discussed. Participants will leave the workshop with plans and strategies for performance-based assessment ready to implement in the classroom.

Instructor Bios


Authentic Assessment for the World Language Classroom

  • Lina Lee

    Lina Lee, Ph.D. is a Professor of Spanish and Director of the Granada Program at the University of NH. She works for the UNH College of Liberal Arts, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures.

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