Developing CLIL language assessment tasks

How should assessment tasks in the CLIL classroom differ from those in the traditional language classroom? Ricardo Luceño Bermejo suggests five tasks to assess both reading and writing skills.

Author: Ricardo Luceño Bermejo

Traditional testing methods used in the language classroom to assess reading and writing skills tend to revolve around the simple (and fairly mechanical) transfer of language from text to activity. This naturally limits the range of skills we can test, resulting in a less clear picture of our pupils’ progress. With this in mind I decided to try and devise a formal progress test that assesses reading and writing at third-cycle level.

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