Deutsch Intern
Research Academy

C: Examining and Assessing in English (Online)

Date: 11/05/2020, 1:00 PM - 11/06/2020, 12:00 PM
Category: C1
Location: Online


  • Formulate clear and precise written exam questions
  • Develop a repertoire of phrases for use in oral exams
  • Develop and use assessment schemes
  • Have a greater awareness of intercultural issues
  • Learn strategies and language for handling challenging situations
  • Be able to give clear and tactful feedback on performance

This course focuses on how to examine in English. Participants will consider how to formulate clear and unambiguous exam questions in assessing written and oral exams. 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. For oral exams, aside from acquiring the linguistic tools to paraphrase, simplify, or ask for greater detail, participants will also practise the language necessary for warming-up nervous students and for giving feedback.

Intercultural issues that may impact students' exam performances will also be discussed, and participants will have practice in handling challenging situations, particularly in oral exams.

After 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.


This seminar will take place via Zoom. You will also work with WueCampus.

You will receive the link for the meeting room along with further information about one week in advance.

Organisational details:

The seminar "Examining and Assessing in English" will take place on

  • Thu, 5 Nov 2020, 1 pm - 5 pm
  • Fri, 6 Nov 2020, 9 am - 12 pm

This workshop, held by Matthew Emery, is organised within the framework of the ITL-series. The course language is English and native and non-native speakers are equally welcome.

Participants will receive 8 work unit credits (AE) in the area C (Basic Level). You will receive 6 work unit credits for participating in the online phase of the seminar and 2 work unit credits for the completion of asynchronous exercises.

Please use our application form to sign in for this class.

Reservation status:

All seminar places are occupied. If you register now, you will be set on the waiting list.