Two handbooks for the assessment of speaking and writing skills in EFL

In the framework of the ASSESS project, Action Synergy, through our collaboration with Stelios Xintaras, English Teacher-Translator-Cambridge Speaking Examiner, dip RSA-MA, has developed two handbooks aiming to facilitate English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teachers to construct assessment scales to evaluating speaking and writing skills of the students. The handbooks suggest specific evaluation criteria and give specific examples of rubrics that can be used in order to evaluate these skills. The handbooks focus on A1 and A2 level. Here, you can download the handbook for the speaking skills and here the handbook for the writing skills.

Training for English Language Teachers in Athens

In the framework of the ASSESS project, from the 14th till the 16th of December, there was organised in Athens a training for English language teachers related with new methods for assessment and teaching of English as a foreign language. The training took place in “Stratos Vassilikos” hotel and involved around 20 people from 5 countries (Greece, Germany, Turkey, Spain and Portugal).