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Are you also in the process of planning your assessment in an online form for this year? In this blog post, Chiara Bruzzano looks at some of the difficulties experienced by language teachers with this transition and discusses four exciting innovations in online assessment: gamified tests, e-portfolios, negotiated criteria and online self-assessment.
Imagine introducing a language point in class, or getting learners to read a dialogue in pairs or even a part of a lesson where you are working on word stress with your class… these are all familiar scenarios that can happen face to face or live online. And, in each one, you and/or learners are, in a sense, performers, using storytelling, role-play and voice exercises, with the classroom acting as your rehearsal space.
What a variety of outside interests our contributors have! In our main feature, Clare Hampton explains how her experience of playing World of Warcraft, and her achievement of the status of ‘level 100 mage’, have given her insights into ways to enhance and improve her students’ experience of learning English.