Using Attainment Tests to Motivate

Event date: 
Thursday, April 10, 2008 - 17:45
IATEFL National Convention
Exeter University, England
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Using Attainment Tests to Motivate

ELT teachers have used attainment tests for many purposes - to evaluate, assess, or even threaten students! But they can also be a force for motivation. We will investigate how typical tests and question types (mainly testing grammar) may impact on student motivation, and look at ways to design, adapt and use them to increase their motivational value.

(I have also given variations of this talk at the following places and events: 2008 TESOL-Spain 31st Annual Convention, Madrid; 2007 ACEIA, Seville)


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