Examining in English
19.06.2020 , 09:00 - 16:30 Uhr
FBZHL der Universität Bayreuth Nürnbergerstr. 38, Bayreuth Außenstelle der Universität Bayreuth, Bürocenter Bayreuth Süd, Haus 4, Raum 4.2.12-13
This course focuses on how to examine in English. Participants will consider how to formulate clear and unambiguous exam questions and will be given practice in assessing written and oral responses. They will be shown marking schemes that facilitate student assessment, and be given the chance to apply a marking scheme to real student examination responses. The second half of the course will give participants practice in designing a mark scheme for oral exams and language for conducting oral examinations. Aside from acquiring the linguistic tools to paraphrase, simplify, or ask for greater detail, participants will also practice the language necessary for warming-up nervous students, and giving clear feedback on students‘ performances. Intercultural issues that may impact students‘ exam performances will also be discussed.
By the end of the course, participants will be more confident when examining in English, and will be equipped with the linguistic and practical skills necessary to hold oral and written exams effectively.