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CEFR VS Assessment (redirected from Are You a Fair Tester)

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CEFR VS Assessment: How can new revisions help?






CEFR has settled rules for determining students' language levels. Yet what is the relation between it and assessment? What are the new clarifications/descriptors added through the recently published CEFR revisions? Can these really promote teachers' assessment of their students' classwork and their lesson plans as well? Is there a place for technology also? Let's look it up!!



Target audience:   Supervisors, Head of Departments, Experienced and Novice Teachers 



Session objectives:  By the end of this session, the audience would be able to:


                                    a.  Understand the different scales and descriptors of the CEFR

                                    b.  Assessment their students and work according to the new CEFR revisions 

                                    c.  Develop teaching Speaking and Writing skills and assessing them 




Week 1:  Get introduced to each other and give an introduction about the general plan of the sessions and their outcome. What is the CEFR? Why was it formed? How is it divided? Why? Reflections will be done on a number of lessons from different books. 

Assignments for Teachers:  Refer back to CEFR and give us your reflections on them. What have you found out?


13-19 Jan. 2019


Week 2:  The homework assignment is to be checked and revised. Reflections will be discussed as well. This time the following questions will be dealt with: What revisions were added? How are they divided? How can these divisions help us as teachers and reflect on our work? Receptive and Productive skills are to be discussed in details with applications. What is the relation between them? 

Assignments for Teachers:  Apply the session on one receptive skill and one on productive skill 


20-26 Jan. 2019


Week 3:   The homework assignment is to be checked and revised. Discussions are to be directed towards "Interaction and Mediation". How do they link with receptive and productive skills. Why are they important? 

Assignments for Teachers:  Apply the session on Two different lessons

27 Jan.-2 Feb. 2019


Week 4:  The homework assignment is to be checked and revised. What is Plurilinguilism? What is Pluriculturalism? How about Young Learners? What have the revisions added to benefit them? How can we apply that in class?  Different applications are going to be done during the session.

Assignments for Teachers: Apply the items discussed on Two different lessons or situations that you faced in class before. 

3-09 Feb. 2019


Week 5:  After checking and discussing the homework assignments, a wrap up of all the sessions is to be discussed and important points are to be tackled. Time would be set for Q & A. 

10-16 Feb. 2019


Media:  WIZIQ  and Moodle



Join this session


Registration starts on Jan 7, 2019. 


To join this group:


From January 7 :


  1. Go to: http://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=136
  2. Log in the first and each time using one of the following: Facebook, Gmail, or LinkedIn 
  3. Enrol in https://moodle4teachers.org/course/view.php?id=136  



                                         "Teacher Education" Tesol Interest Section would be suitable for this course 



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Aya EL Wakil 



Aya is a 3D character animator and Community Coordinator at Maha ESL Community. She is a graduate of Faculty of Arts, English Dept. 



Maha Hassan 



Maha Hassan is the Founder/Ceo of Teaching ESL Hub (formerly Maha ESL Community), Teacher Trainer and Head of English Dept. at the Arab Academy for Training Technology. She has presented at a number of International Conferences including IATEFL, Tesol International Convention-CALL IS EVO,  K12 Online Conference, TD SIG IATEFL, Nile Tesol , LIF (Language in Focus), Tesol Arabia, Global Education Online Conference as well as at Reinventing the Classroom, Learning Revolution Online Conferences, MMCV7 & 8, CO18 and MMVC18.  She also had a number of papers published on IATEFL Voices, Pilgrims “A New Contribution to Bloom’s Taxonomy”, HEIS International Tesol Newsletter, Nile Tesol Newsletter and Howtolearn.com. She also blogs on: teachingenglishcafe.blogspot.com/




Maha Hassan - maha.professionaltrainer@gmail.com 


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