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Language Assessment in the Classroom

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Assessment is a vital part of language education. Improve your understanding of language assessment  with this Language Assessment in the Classroom course from British Council by FutureLearn for language teachers.


Over the last 15 years, assessment has had an increasingly significant impact on education policy globally. Consequently, there is a growing need among teachers to understand how language assessment works.

On this course from the British Council, you will learn about the principles of sound language assessment. You’ll develop an understanding of the different types of assessment in education and how they can be applied.

With guidance from experienced test developers and international assessment experts, you’ll explore practical ways of assessing language and skills to use in your classroom.

What will you achieve?

By the end of the Language Assessment in the Classroom course from British Council by FutureLearn, you'll be able to:

  • Identify the basic principles involved in reliable and valid test design

  • Demonstrate an understanding of different types of tests and how they can be used

  • Evaluate assessment needs of students within a given context

  • Explain some practical techniques for assessing different language skills and knowledge

Programme Structure

What topics will you cover?
  • Assessing speaking and writing

  • Assessing reading and listening

  • Assessing vocabulary and grammar

  • Test development

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 1 months

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  • Self-paced
  • No Attendance
  • Proactive tutoring and support
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions)

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • This course is aimed at language teachers in secondary or high schools around the world, and anyone interested in understanding how language assessment works.
  • You will need to have English language proficiency at a minimum CEFR B1 level to get most benefit from the course.
  • The course does not presume or require any previous knowledge of assessment issues.

Tuition Fee


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