Course Overview

This is an intensive 150 period course introducing the theory and practice of evaluation in the context of Vietnam’s Foreign Language Scheme 2020 leading to a practical evaluation that will be assessed. 

It is to be delivered by two internationally recognised tutors and evaluators.  The course has a strong practical element and will make extensive use of authentic materials and case studies provided by the participants.  It will equip those participants with the skills and confidence needed to conduct their own evaluations of college- and university-based ELT/ESL programmes.

Course Description

The course focuses on the purposes and practices of evaluating ESL/ELT programmes, materials and pedagogies in the context of Vietnam’s Foreign Language Scheme 2020.  It utilises a blended delivery, consisting of 100 face-to-face lessons (10 days) and 50 online lessons (5 days).  It emphasises the significance of context in generating evidence-based studies used to: (i) inform judgements on how well programmes and their associated materials and pedagogies are working; and (ii) identify areas for future development and improvement.  The detailed teaching plan is given below.  The course uses authentic materials and case studies to harmonise theory and practice.  Participants are required to produce a reflective learning portfolio incorporating evaluations of their own programmes, including associated materials and pedagogies, and evidence-based recommendations for future improvement.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have developed a thorough understanding of the purposes and practices of evaluating English language programmes in Vietnam’s colleges and universities and so will be able to:

a)     conduct evaluations of programmes for teaching English under the 6 level framework of foreign language ability in Vietnam in accordance with the Foreign Language Scheme 2020;

b)     propose solutions for the improvement of ELT/ESL programmes in accordance with the Foreign Language Scheme 2020;

c)     evaluate teaching resources; and

d)     propose solutions and approaches to the development of teaching-learning materials.

 

Course Overview

This is an intensive 150 period course introducing the theory and practice of evaluation in the context of Vietnam’s Foreign Language Scheme 2020 leading to a practical evaluation that will be assessed. 

It is to be delivered by two internationally recognised tutors and evaluators.  The course has a strong practical element and will make extensive use of authentic materials and case studies provided by the participants.  It will equip those participants with the skills and confidence needed to conduct their own evaluations of college- and university-based ELT/ESL programmes.

Course Description

The course focuses on the purposes and practices of evaluating ESL/ELT programmes, materials and pedagogies in the context of Vietnam’s Foreign Language Scheme 2020.  It utilises a blended delivery, consisting of 100 face-to-face lessons (10 days) and 50 online lessons (5 days).  It emphasises the significance of context in generating evidence-based studies used to: (i) inform judgements on how well programmes and their associated materials and pedagogies are working; and (ii) identify areas for future development and improvement.  The detailed teaching plan is given below.  The course uses authentic materials and case studies to harmonise theory and practice.  Participants are required to produce a reflective learning portfolio incorporating evaluations of their own programmes, including associated materials and pedagogies, and evidence-based recommendations for future improvement.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the course, participants will have developed a thorough understanding of the purposes and practices of evaluating English language programmes in Vietnam’s colleges and universities and so will be able to:

a)     conduct evaluations of programmes for teaching English under the 6 level framework of foreign language ability in Vietnam in accordance with the Foreign Language Scheme 2020;

b)     propose solutions for the improvement of ELT/ESL programmes in accordance with the Foreign Language Scheme 2020;

c)     evaluate teaching resources; and

d)     propose solutions and approaches to the development of teaching-learning materials.