About this course
- Entry and participation requirements
- Attributes, outcomes and skills
- Course structure
- Further study
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Intended learning outcomes
Students who successfully complete the Professional Certificate in Language assessment should:
- Develop the ability to explain and apply the main concepts and issues in language assessment
- Be able to develop and evaluate assessment tools and procedures for both classroom and other contexts
- Be able to explain the main debates in second language assessment and testing
Graduates who successfully complete this course should be able to:
- Direct their own learning, plan their own work and continue to develop their professional practice;
- Understand and explain the significance of developing their practice on the basis of evidence from research and scholarship;
- Critically evaluate material in different modalities relevant to their teaching practice;
- Develop their analytic and problem-solving abilities;
- Demonstrate skilled communication techinques and be able to effectively articulate and justify their practices as knowledgeable agents of change; and
- Work in teams with skills in cooperation, communication and negotiation.
The Professional Certificate will enable graduates to achieve the following University of Melbourne Graduate Attributes
Integrity and Self-awareness
- Graduates are motivated, self-directed and well-organised, with the ability to set goals and manage time and priorities. They are able to work both individually and in groups.
- Graduates of the course will have developed a broad understanding of how language assessment is used in different contexts and will therefore be able to promote best practice in their respective workplaces.
- Graduates will develop a broad knowledge of language assessment and its influence at different levels of education. Graduates will be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning, and will be adept at learning in a range of ways, including through information and communication technologies.
Last updated: 24 January 2023