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Review: Put yourself to the test

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Wayne Trotman discovers how classroom assessment, when properly designed, can help improve teaching and learning

Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers,
Lyle Bachman and Barbara Damböck.
Oxford University Press
ISBN: 978-0-19-421839-9

This book may have quite a general-sounding title, but as it explains in its opening chapter, it is proposing ‘an entirely new approach to developing and using classroom-based language assessments’.

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Do a lot with a little


English teaching around the world often takes place in under-resourced classrooms so how do teachers make the most of what they have?

Teaching in low-resource
classrooms: voices of experience
British Council, Eds: Richard Smith,
Amol Padwad and Deborah Bullock
ISBN: 978-0-86355-884-0

Throughout the world, the authors of this e-book write, English is often taught in classrooms with few resources.

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