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Assessment of English Language Learners (HE) is a Course

Assessment of English Language Learners (HE)

May 3 - Jul 26, 2021


Full course description

Course Date:

May 3 - July 26, 2021


12 weeks


3-5 hrs/week



Course Type:



Badge(s); Certificate (free)


This course is designed to help English-language educators improve their teaching practices by creating courses that have engaging, practical assessments tied to learning outcomes. Participants will learn about the principles of backward design and explore the main types of assessment for use in language teaching and learning. They will gain an understanding of how to select appropriate assessment types for different groups of students, and they will also have a chance to practice these new assessment techniques and reflect on the results during the course.


At the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Explain the main types of assessment in use for language teaching and learning.
  • Match different kinds of assessments to the teaching of language skills.
  • Find and explain about an assessment need for a group of students.
  • Choose one or more new assessment techniques to meet that need for their students.
  • Explain the results of the new technique(s).

Target Audience: Adult non-native English-speaking teachers of English and education professionals interested in professional development opportunities..

This course is offered as part of the Online Professional English Network, sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. government and administered by FHI360.

Course Instructors

Caitlin Downs

Caitlin Downs

TESOL Technical Officer

Caitlin Downs is a TESOL Technical Officer at FHI 360, supporting the Online Professional English Network (OPEN). She has an M.S.Ed. in International Educational Development from the University of Pennsylvania, and several years of experience working to develop online courses for English language educators and professionals worldwide.


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