Local organiser: Rodica Diana Cherciu, Ministry of Education and Research
ECML experts: José Noijons, the Netherlands
Participants: 24 (language testers and examiners, item writers, teachers and teacher trainers, curriculum developers, language inspectors)
“In the context of the visible reform of the Romanian educational system, the workshop entitled ‘Literature and creative texts: how to practice and test literature in line with the CEFR and the Companion Volume’ stood for an authentically new shift in the approach to the CEFR standards in relation to literature. What stirred the interest of the attendees was the way literature and especially the creative response could be used in the process of reaching the standards associated to the linguistic levels.
At the same time, the integrative manner of presenting the main topics put forth challenging connections, ranging from envisioning and valuing literature, as part of curriculum, in CEFR terms, to making up learning tasks grounded on literary texts to be further assessed and rated according to adequate scales.
The seminar proved to be a relevant exercise of curriculum design and assessment appreciated by all the participants who unanimously agreed on the workshop novelty and efficiency and recommended this course to the foreign language teachers regardless of the language taught.”
Rodica Diana Cherciu, local organiser, 3 November 2021
ECML project website: RELANG – EU-ECML cooperation agreement 2020-2021 "Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning"