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LLRC conference: Formative assessment in language teaching

Friday 17 June 2022
Cleveringaplaats 1
2311 BD Leiden

LLRC will organize a conference on the theme Formative assessment in language teaching. The conference will be held at Leiden University (with options for online attendance). We are very pleased to announce that Bas Trimbos has agreed to deliver the keynote speech at our conference. He is a curriculum developer of modern foreign languages, working at the Dutch national expertise center for curriculum development. One of his prime focuses is on formative assessment and on how to make formative assessment a concrete practice in the language classroom. Please note down June 17th in your agenda, registration for the event will follow.

Keynote Bas Trimbos

Formative assessment in language teaching: setting the stage and food for thought.
Formative assessment is booming business. But what exactly is formative assessment? Why would you use it? What is in it for you as a teacher, but also for your students and their peers? What can you do to draw better inferences as a foreign language teacher? Let’s develop a #noseforquality together by looking at some video clips of formative assessment  in the foreign language classroom. Do you recognize a formative lecture when you see one? 

After this interactive keynote you will be able to:

  1. understand what formative assessment is and is not about;
  2. recognize what a formative lecture looks like in a foreign language classroom;
  3. develop a nose for quality together;
  4. generate ideas how to fuse formative assessment and MFL with the help of CEFR


You can find the registration form herePlease note that online attendance will not include all sessions (workshops cannot be attended online) and that online attendance will have no/limited interaction during the Q&A of the sessions. Deadline for registration is June 12th.


The full program including timings and abstracts is now available through this link.

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