Are you looking for some fresh inspiration for your assessment schedule? Hoping to embed popular theories in pedagogy such as task-based learning in your tasks? Thinking of using assessment as an advocacy tool to grow your presence in the school? Looking for ideas when creating marking schemes? The following resources may be the inspiration you need, to meet these goals and others.
The Year 11 Beginners Task A: Japanese Homestay Preparation
This task focuses on listening and writing skills at the beginning of the Year 11 course. Students imagine that they are Alex, a year 11 student about to go to Japan later this year. They receive a video clip from the homestay family they are going to be hosted by. They need to work out the gist of the videoclip and specific information in order to write a letter to the host family in Japanese.
The Year 11 Beginners Task B: Japanese Language Camp
This task focuses on reading and speaking skills. Students imagine they have signed up for a two-day language immersion camp in the school holidays for students studying Japanese. They are attending the orientation day and need to work out the gist and specific information in the orientation package, before being interviewed in Japanese about their selections by the camp support staff.