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Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4. 2. WHY LISTENING?. Children start aqcuiring any language through listeningWe ought to assess what we teachRaises children's motivation and confidence. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4. 3. ASSESSMENT. SUMMATIVEFORMATIVE. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4.

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1. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 1 ASSESSING LISTENING COMPREHENSION BY MARGIT KIRSS

2. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 2 WHY LISTENING? Children start aqcuiring any language through listening We ought to assess what we teach Raises children’s motivation and confidence

3. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 3 ASSESSMENT SUMMATIVE FORMATIVE

4. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 4 Formative assessment Observation Testing Self- assessment Peer-assessment Portfolio Project

5. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 5 OBSERVATION

6. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 6 TESTING LEVEL Beginners AGE GROUP 8 and above TIME 15 minutes DESCRIPTION The children listen and colour the clothing items according to a script. LANGUAGE Clothes: coat, trousers, hat, scarf, boots SKILLS Listening for specific information.  ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The pupils should recognize clothing items and colours in a spoken text. MATERIALS Worksheet ; coloured pencils.  PREPARATION Photocopied worksheets for every child.

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9. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 9 TESTING 2 LEVEL Beginners AGE GROUP 8 and above TIME 5 minutes DESCRIPTION The children listen and circle the correct items according to the script LANGUAGE Lamp, lamb, vase, glass, ship, sheep, cat, hat, bear, bird, colours SKILLS Phoneme discrimination ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The pupils should make the difference between certain vowels or consonants  MATERIALS Worksheet 2   PREPARATION Photocopied worksheets for every child.

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11. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 11 Circle the correct picture 1. 3. 5. 2. 4.

12. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 12 SELF-ASSESSMENT LEVEL Beginners AGE GROUP 8 and above TIME 5 minutes DESCRIPTION Children read the statements about listening in an English lesson and decide whether the activities are easy or difficult for them. LANGUAGE-SKILLS Analyzing own abilities  ASSESSMENT CRITERIA Pupils should be able to recognize their own strengths and weaknesses.  MATERIALS Worksheet   PREPARATION Photocopied worksheets for every child

13. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 13 IN CLASS 1. Teacher gives out a copy of worksheets.  2. She/ He explains to the children that they are going to read the statements about listening comprehension and they need to circle ? for approval and ? for disapproval. The fifth statement requires circling the true word.   3. The statements are given in learners’ mother tongue FEEDBACK The teacher can see which learners have difficulties in which areas and the learners become aware of their own strengths and weaknesses.  ASSESSMENT OF OUTCOME The task involves self-assessment.

14. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 14 SELF-ASSESSMENT I CAN UNDERSTAND WHEN MY TEACHER ASKS ME TO OPEN MY STUDY BOOK. ?/ ? I CAN UNDERSTAND WHEN MY TEACHER OR CLASSMATES GREET ME OR SAY GOOD BYE. ?/ ? WHILE WATCHING TV I CAN UNDERSTAND THAT ENGLISH IS SPOKEN THERE . ?/ ? I CAN MANAGE WITH LISTENING TASKS IN MY ENGLISH LESSON. ?/ ? ENGLISH IS EASY / DIFFICULT.

15. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 15 PEER-ASSESSMENT LEVEL Beginners AGE GROUP 8 and above TIME 20 minutes DESCRIPTION The children match photos to pictures following oral instructions. LANGUAGE Action verbs: eating, drinking, writing, sleeping, running, reading, sitting.  SKILLS Listening for specific information; recognizing action verbs in the present continuous.  ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The pupils should recognize common action verbs in spoken statements.  MATERIALS Worksheet; scissors; glue; a set of pictures for each of the children. 

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18. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 18 PORTFOLIO LEVEL Beginners AGE GROUP 8 and above TIME 15 minutes DESCRIPTION The children listen to a song and draw what they hear. LANGUAGE Colour, flavour, favourite SKILLS Listening for gist.  ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The pupils should understand the main idea of the song.  MATERIALS CD with a song, coloured pencils 

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20. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 20 PROJECT LEVEL Beginners AGE GROUP 8 and above TIME 15 minutes DESCRIPTION The children watch a film 101 Dalmatians, and write down all the familiar words they hear. LANGUAGE Short, lovely, I can, How are you?, first, all day, best, world, hair, hat. SKILLS Listening for details.  ASSESSMENT CRITERIA The pupils should recognize certain words and patterns in a spoken text.  MATERIALS A video with the film 101 Dalmatians.  

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22. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 22 SOURCES USED Cameron Lynne. Teaching Languages to Young Learners. Cambridge: CUP 2001. Graham, Carolyn. Creating Chants and Songs. Cambridge: CUP 2006. Hadfield, Jill, and Charles Hadfield. Simple Listening Activities. 6th ed. Oxford; OUP 2003. McKay, Penny. Assessing Young Language Learners. Cambridge: Cambridge UP 2006. Kurm, Ülle. I Love English 1. Tartu: Studium 2003

23. Margit Kirss IATEFL Cardiff March 31-April 4 23 THANK YOU FOR LISTENING! [email protected]

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