9 March 2022

Prof. Emma Marsden, NCELP Director, presented the following Keynote Address: ‘Defining the Language Content for Assessment and its effects on Curriculum Design’ at the Institute of Government and Public Policy on 9th March 2022

Defining and Assessing the Language Content: Effects on Curriculum Design
Identifying the language that can be included in assessments (such as the GCSE) may seem to some like a secondary activity, relative to the ‘real purpose’ of teaching a language: to engage and motivate learners with new cultures and genuine communication.

This presentation aims to show how defining language content is critical not only for designing curriculum and assessments, but also for instilling a sense of progression and achievement

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