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Test for Young learners

Test for Young LearnersPaula Garrido GarcaRafael Hernando Gonzlez

StructureGeneral approachYoung learners: from 5 to 12Not everyone does it.Why? Benefices of the program. Common yardstick (For comparing results). Positive attitudes towards language learning.General approachRecommendations:Integrate testing in assessing and assessing in the teaching programme.Immediate and positive feedback. Student self assessment (monitoring their own progress)Conditions to perform at their best.

Particular demands for testsRelaxed setting.Valid and reliable.Special features:Brief and varied tasks.Tasks with stories and games.Pictures attractive typography and color.Tasks they can handle in their L1.Involve interaction tasks.Integrated-skills task.

Recommended techniquesRecommended techniques:Testing ListeningPlacing objects or identifying people.

Multiple choice pictures.

Recommended techniques:Testing ListeningColor and draw on existing line drawing.

Information transfer.

Recommended techniques:Testing ReadingMultiple choice.

(Reference to Chapter 11: short answer technique).

Recommended techniques:Testing Writing Anagram with pictures.

Gap filling with pictures.

Recommended techniques:Testing Writing Cartoon story.

Recommended techniques:Testing Oral AbilityQuestions about him and family.Pointing on and describing images on a card.Placing small cards on bigger ones.Differences between two pictures.Completing the story.Identifying the odd picture.

Recommended techniques:Testing Oral InteractionGuessing who I am describing.Discovering common pictures.Finding common objects in two pictures.Completing information.