Local organiser: Martina Dočekalová, Secondary School of Arts and Crafts, Uherské Hradiště
ECML experts: Gábor Szabó, Huhngary; Jana Bérešová, Slovakia
Participants: 20 (language testers and examiners, item writers, teachers and teacher trainers, policymakers)
“The RELANG workshop focusing on the module ‘Constructing valid language tests and examinations based on the CEFR and its Companion Volume’ was a fabulous opportunity to approach language testing from the perspective of achieved learners’ skills and levels as the CEFR and its Companion Volume defines them. It also helped deepen the communication among various stakeholders involved in the language testing in the Czech Republic.
During the workshop, participants had an excellent opportunity to write and discuss items similar to those in live tests. Those discussions were insightful and provided a basis for a deeper understanding of the languages being tested at the Czech maturita exams (English, German, French, Spanish, and Russian). Apart from the official discussions and lectures, the workshop offered space for personal meetings and informal talks, and thus it can be said it is sure to enhance further cooperation among participants. Current in-service teachers and teacher trainees will also benefit from the workshop as the participants will offer similar workshops throughout Czechia.”
Martina Dočekalová, local organiser, 22 September 2021
ECML project website: RELANG – EU-ECML cooperation agreement 2020-2021 "Innovative methodologies and assessment in language learning"