Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL), an initiative of CBSE has been in operation in all its affiliated schools since 2012. The ASL test was formulated to ensure that the importance of listening and speaking skills of learners is emphasised at schools. With this test designed to be conducted as Summative Assessment, the board aims … Continue reading Preparing for Assessment of Speaking and Listening →
Good communication skill is the objective of any language learning. That the learners of any language are able to interpret what is being said and are able to express themselves well using the target language, are the important objectives to language learning or acquisition. It is these primary skills that are the unsaid objectives of … Continue reading Words Worth English Language Lab and ASL (Assessment of Speaking and Listening) in CBSE Schools →
Assessment of Speaking and Listening (ASL) is a test formulated by CBSE with an aim to improve and standardize the listening and speaking skills of learners of English. This test is conducted for the learners in schools that are affiliated to this board. Testing of speaking and listening is ideally an ongoing process, wherein the … Continue reading Recording the Learners’ Performance During ASL (Assessment of Speaking and Listening) Tests →
There is no denying the importance that English enjoys as a global language. To acquire social and professional success in this world, proficiency in this language has become a very significant factor for the youth of today. In fact, now with the whole world being connected through electronic means, the ability to speak well in … Continue reading Developing Fluency in English among ESL Learners →
Academic support is a term used to refer to the range of services and resources that a school or institute provides to its learners with an intention to enhance their learning and academic experiences. These could be provided to learners at an individual level, to a specific grade as a whole, or to a specially … Continue reading Academic Support for Teaching as a Second Language →
Basic conversational skills are the language skills necessary for meaningful interaction in the social context. This is different from the academic language proficiency of a language learner, which constitutes the formal language learning in a de-contextualised classroom setup. With the focus of English Language Learning in schools being more on developing proficiency in academic language, … Continue reading Importance of Basic Conversational Skills over Academic Language Proficiency in an ESL Environment →
Assessments are an important part of the teaching-learning process. Formative and summative assessments are regularly used by teachers to check and grade the progress of their learners. Formative assessment refers to a range of methods that a teacher uses
Language learning is not the same as learning other subjects. This is a skill, which can be enhanced optimally through the contributions of an efficient teacher. With digital language labs becoming the rule of the day, the teacher’s role in language teaching has been misunderstood as being minimal.