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C: Examining and Assessing in English (Online)

Datum: 27.05.2022, 09:00 - 16:30 Uhr
Kategorie: C1
Ort: 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 held by Matthew Emery 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 around one week in advance.

Please note the conditions of participation.

Organisational details:

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

  • Friday, 27 May 2022, 9 am - 4:30 pm

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).

The participation fee is 35 euro. You will receive payment details around one week in advance.

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

Reservation status:

Only a few places are still available!