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Plakans, Lia – TESOL Journal, 2013
Developing assessments within a program can create more useful measures of our students' language. This includes rating scales used in performance assessments such as writing or speaking tests. This article describes the process of development, use, and revision of a writing placement scale by teachers in an intensive English language program. To…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning, Language Tests
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Mills, David R.; Drake, Denise; Strong, Gregory; Sainz, Maria Julia; Krustapentus, Emilie – TESOL Journal, 1997
Five teachers of English as a Second Language describe activities used in their classrooms, including topical student journals in an intensive language course; current events journals; postcard-writing to promote authentic, communicative expression; student-designed bumper stickers; and a fashion show to teach adjective use. (MSE)
Descriptors: Adjectives, Class Activities, Classroom Techniques, Clothing