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M1 - U18 Assessment types and tasks


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concept checking
Asking concept questions to make sure learners have understood meaning of a new structure or vocabulary item.
concept questions
Questions asked by teacher to make sure a learner has understood meaning of new language.
controlled practice
When learners use target language repeatedly and prroductively in situations where they have little or no choice of what language they use.
contextualize
To put new language in a situation to show what it means. Set the context.
elicit
Technique by which a teacher asks targeted questions, clues or prompts to give a target language, rather than providing the information.
guided discovery
Technique in which teacher provides examples of target language and guides learners to work out language rules by themselves.
ice-breaker
Introductory speaking activity used by teachers at the start of a new course so students to get to know each other.
introductory activity
An activity that takes place at the beginning of a lesson. e.g. warmer, lead-ins.
lead-in
Activity or activities used nto prepare learners to work on a text, topic or task.
meaningful
Something that shows the meaning of language, using situations to provide context.
mime
To tell a story or communicate actions or emitions using only body movements, not words.
model (verb)
To do a whole class example or a task before learners work on their own, so they know exactly what they need to do.
personalisation
Technique used by teachers to get learners to connect what they are learning to their real life situation.
personalise
When a teacher helps learners connect new words, topics, text or grammar to their own life.
presentation
When teachers introduces new language.
Presentation, Practice and Production (PPP)
An approach to teaching new language, where a teacher presents it, followed by controlled practice, and finally by getting learners to produce in a communicative but less controlled way.
pre-teach (vocabulary)
Teaching vocabulary that a learner might need to know before reading a text.
procedure
A set of actions that describes the way to do something.
relevant
Closely connected with a situation or the subject one is thinking about or discussing.
restricted practice
When learners use target language repeatedly and productively in situations in which they have little or no choice of the language they use.
situational presentation
A way of presenting new language through a simple story or situation. Usually a part of the PPP.
survey
An activity in which learners find out information from others by asking questions or using questionnaires to practice speaking skills and/or specific language.
target language
Language which is the focus of the lesson or a part of the lesson, be it grammar, lexis, function or pronunciation. L2.
Task-based Learning (TBL)
An approach to teaching in which the teacher asks learners to do a task which has an achievable results.
technique
A skillful or efficient way of doing something.
test teach test
Way of teaching new language. Teacher presents the new language and asks the learners to do another task using the new language.
warmer
An activity that often involves movement which a teacher uses at the beginning of a lesson to give the class more energy.
Set a question, task, test
To give learners a question to answer or a task or test to do.
portfolio
A collection of work that a learner uses to show what he/she has done during a particular course. A purposeful document, regularly added to that may be part of continuous assessment.