Busyteacher team has published new worksheet: ‘5 Keys to Designing and Conducting Effective ESL Speaking Tests’
Most ESL students approach English classes with the desire to improve their communication skills in English.
A great deal of the day-to-day activities involves speaking tasks. So why is it that we give more importance to the written exam than to the speaking test?
The answer is quite obvious. Written tests are easier to design and easier to grade – after all most answers are clearly right or wrong. But how do you design a speaking test and furthermore, how do you grade your ESL students when there are so many things to evaluate? How do you design effective speaking tests, i.e. tests that really evaluate your students’ progress in terms of oral communication skills? Let me break it down for you into five essential points:
– Sheetal goswami