April NERALLT Webinar

Online Assessments: Some Common and Uncommon Issues in Less Commonly Taught Languages

Time:

Friday, April 19th, 2013

12:00-12:45 EST

Presentation Format:

Presentation: 30 min

Q and A: 15 min

Location:

Online through Adobe Connect

Note: Link to the meeting room will be emailed prior to meeting for registered participants

Presenter: Gyanam Mahajan, Ph.D.
Language Program Coordinator, SSEALC
UCLA

Topic:

Online assessments are an integral part of language teaching today. Some programs rely solely on online assessments while others incorporate them to varying degrees in different formats. This webinar will discuss different types of online assessments, their aims and goals, different targets, skills and levels, and different classes of languages. We will raise some common and uncommon issues when designing and implementing online assessments in less commonly taught languages.

About the Presenter:

Gyanam Mahajan joined NERALLT a few years ago despite being on the west coast! She has presented at a NERALLT meeting a couple of years ago. Gyanam is a linguist and has been teaching at UCLA since 1992. She has presented at local, national and international conferences on a variety of linguistics, language and culture, language teaching and acquisition topics. She is currently working on specialized online certification courses in LCTLs.

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