Online Foreign Language Courses: How To Assess Oral & Written Competencies
The current COVID-19 virus crisis has proven that technology is a powerful tool to address the continuation of learning and classroom instruction. Instructors are facing challenges in teaching foreign languages online. With the asynchronous nature of online classes, teachers need to find ways to assess written and oral production and thus create a learning community.
Participants will learn how to assess written and oral production in the online classroom.
New technological tools are a huge part of the future of education, and students are changing how they perceive learning. There are multiple pedagogical and theoretical possibilities when considering affordance in incorporating technology. As technologies continue to develop and evolve, instructors should keep up to date to help students. Students can be inspired and engaged through the use of new and exciting technological apps. These apps offer a means by which an online ‘package’ of mini-projects can be completed. This package may include any or all of the following: videos, pictures, drawings, writings, other files, etc. The completed packet can then be quickly evaluated by the instructor to measure student performance in speaking, listening, and writing because students can interact with other students’ packages.
This webinar is geared towards showing how to use two technological tools; Flipgrid and Padlet will be demonstrated in this webinar. These apps can be used for both formative and summative assessments. Videos and pictures are a more efficient and enjoyable way for instructors to gauge students’ progress than listening to a simple audio recording or grading compositions. In addition, the students have more time to complete their work and more flexibility in showcasing their listening, speaking, and writing skills in the formats offered by these apps.
Participants will learn how to incorporate various activities and how to use rubrics to assess students’ progress.
- Learn how to incorporate apps
- Identify rubrics
- Explore interactive activities
- Differentiate listening and written activities strategies
- Recommend technological tools to other colleagues
- Faculty (full-time, adjunct, campus and online)
- Online Learning Administrators and Developers
- Curriculum Development
- Faculty Development & Training
- Any educator interested in learning more about the assessment of foreign language competencies in online environments
Miriam Carrasquel-Nagy has a Ph.D. in Educational Technology, and specializes in higher education as well as online and hybrid curriculum development. She has a B.A. in ESL from Instituto Universitario Pedagógico de Caracas and an M.A. in Spanish from the University of Kansas.
Based in Fort Collins, CO, she was the Rhetoric, Languages, and Philosophy Department Chair at Front Range Community College Larimer Campus for the last two years. Prior to this position, she had been a professor in the US and abroad of ESL and SSL, working in online and offline settings. Miriam is passionate about multiculturalism, diversity, inclusion, helping others grow, and empowering women through education. On a more personal note, she enjoys traveling the world and learning about other countries and cultures.
Specialties: Foreign language teaching (Spanish-English) | Spanish-English translation and interpretation | Online curriculum development | Instructional design | Higher education | Instructional leadership | Resume writing and editing (Spanish-English)
My name is Gloria Monzón. I am from Paraguay and was raised in a small town called Hernandarias. I love learning new languages, about new cultures, and new places. I also enjoy traveling and visiting different countries. In my life, I have traveled and lived in many countries, such as Brazil, Germany, and Spain. I was in Spain for five years before I got married and moved to the United States.
When I was a child, I used to enjoy helping my teacher in Elementary School. It was this amazing experience at an early point in my life that contributed to my decision to become a teacher. After I moved to the United States in 2006, I began teaching Spanish I-IV in a public high school in Colorado and then received my secondary licensure in teaching. I am currently a Masters’s candidate in Spanish Teaching Graduate Study and Educational Technology at the University of Northern Colorado.
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