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TESOL Videos - Evaluation and Testing of Students - General English Exams
This video is part of our video series on "Evaluation and Testing of Students". In this video, we look at some of the most common general English exams students of English take around the world. EFL teachers often hold classes to prepare the students for these international proficiency exams.
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Ways to assess a student's language level: 1) tutorials = reviewing the work done, discussing the aims of the lesson, how well the students performed the task, whether there are any problems, etc 2) evaluation by the students = ask students to evaluate their course (not their teachers) by a means of questionnaire or guided discussion. They can be asked whether they feel they are getting enough grammar, if the balance of skills work is right, is they think the work is too easy, too difficult or just right. 3) tests Placement test = to assist the formation of groups of students according to language ability (knowledge of grammar and vocabulary) and spoken interview to make sure the student is also able to communicate and participate at the required level. Diagnostic test = is designed to tell you and the students what they do and don't know at the beginning of a course. Helping the teacher to prepare lessons and materials that will enable students to work on the areas of difficulty identified by the test Progress test = should be used periodically to gauge what language has been remembered or acquired and what language has been forgotten. To know what items need work. Should keep a balance of all four skills (reading, writing, speaking, and listening) as well as grammar and vocabulary. Practice test = to get some idea of how close they are to the required standard, and also to ge