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TESOL Videos - Evaluation and Testing of Students - Types of Tests
This video is part of our video series on "Evaluation and Testing of Students". In this video, we cover the different types of tests teachers will come across. These include placement tests, diagnostic tests, progress tests, practice tests and proficiency tests. In the next videos, we will take a look at each type of test in detail.
This is what one of our TEFL graduates feels he has gained from the course, or a part of it, and how he plans to put into action what he has learned.
In this unit I have learned the difference between a Monolingual and a Multilingual class. Monolingual being a class that is taught to students all with the same L1, these classes are most commonly taught in their own home country. Advantages of a monolingual class are that they will have common difficulties with the language and in lower levels can help each other understand the language point being taught or the instructions. The disadvantages of a monolingual class are that the students will be more tempted and likely to use their own native language in higher levels and their exposure to the English language will be limited. A multilingual class, will consist of students from different countries, with different languages and different cultures. These classes will be found in an English speaking country, which gives a large advantage being that the students will be more submerged in English. Another advantage will be that the common language among the students will be English, but some disadvantages will be that the students will not have common difficulties with English. In this lesson I have also learned that there are five categories of beginners. The absolute beginner, having no knowledge or previous exposure to English. The false beginner, having had some previous exposure in the past but without practice has forgotten most or all of what they had previously learned. The adult and young beginner, varying in age and motivation to learn. Lastly the beginner without the Roman Alphabet in this case the student lacks literacy skills as well.