Assessment—What, Why and How?

  • Karin Vogt


Experienced foreign language teachers make use of a variety of approaches for evaluating their learners’ competence development. These approaches range from appraisal of a learner’s answer in the classroom to fully-fledged formal tests.


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Further reading

  1. Brown, H. Douglas/Abeywickrama, Priyanvada (2010): Language Assessment. Principles and Classroom Practices [2003]. White Plains, NY.Google Scholar
  2. Coombe, Christine/Davidson, Peter/O’Sullivan, Barry/Stoynoff, Stephen (eds.) (2012): The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment. Cambridge. (=Coombe et al. 2012a)Google Scholar
  3. Green, Anthony (2014): Exploring Language Assessment and Testing. London/New York.Google Scholar
  4. Tsagari, Dina/Banerjee, Jayanti (eds.) (2016): Handbook of Second Language Assessment. Boston/Berlin.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Karin Vogt
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  1. 1.University of Education HeidelbergHeidelbergGermany

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