基本素養 Basic Literacy

厚植人文素養及西洋文學文化涵養
To cultivate their spirit of humanity and increase their knowledge of western literatures and cultures.
獨立思考、思辨、反省與推己及人
To think independently, analyze critically, reflect and sympathy
發揮專業、擴展國際視野、跨界學習
To demonstrate their professionalism, broaden their international perspectives and interdisciplinary studies

核心能力 Competence

人文素養與社會關懷能力
Ability to provide social concern with a spirit of humanity
熟稔各種理論基礎、收集分析文獻資料的能力
Ability to collect and analyze literature data with various theoretical foundations
完成學術論文及批判性書寫的能力
Ability to work on academic papers and critical writing
深入閱讀並解析外國文學、語言、文化等作品與論文的能力
Ability to read and analyze works or academic papers on foreign literatures, languages and cultures
國際視野、跨領域研究及適應能力
Ability to conduct interdisciplinary studies from international perspectives
獨立思考、團隊合作、創意研究及分析、解決問題的能力
Abilities to think independently, to perform a teamwork, to conduct creative research and analysis, and to solve problems.

課程概述 Course Description

外語教學的最終目的是幫助學習者掌握使用所習外語能力,而如何評量學習成果即是語言教學環節中極為重要的一個課題。本課程討論以下七項語言評量中的問題: 1. 評量學習者之何項能力? 2. 為何要評量此項能力? 3. 如何設計適切的評量工具? 4. 如何控制評量的外在環境? 5. 被評量者的特性為何,對評量過程有何影響? 6. 評量過程中的變數為何? 7. 如何解讀及應用評量結果? 選課學生除研讀語言評量的理論外,必須針對自己設定的教學目標及學生程度自行研發針對各項語文能力的評量方法。在課程中我們也將討論目前各項具公信力的語言能力檢定方法及指標之評量過程及題庫。
This seminar explores the following questions in language assessment: (1) What language abilities would you like to assess? (2) Why are you choosing to measure these abilities and not others? (3) How are you going to construct your assessment instruments? (4) What are the characteristics of the physical environment in which the assessment will take place? (5) Who are the intended respondents? (6) What processes will your respondents go through? (7) For whom are the results intended? Our topics include the design and development of the assessment instrument, the assessment process, the scoring systems, and how to assess the four language skills in a communicative context, respectively. The students will read and discuss assessment theories with the reference of commercial assessment kits as well as self-developed tests. The students are expected to develop their own assessment instruments for particular educational contexts, and then evaluate the assessments constructed by other students.

課程學習目標 Course Objectives

  • Purposes and applications of different types of evaluation
  • Constructions and designs of different types of evaluation
  • Scoring different types of evaluation and the meaning behind
  • Drawbacks of different types of evaluation
  • 課程進度 Progress Description

    進度說明 Progress Description
    1Why do we test our students? What can we learn from the test results? (Hughes, Chap. 1 & 2)
    2What are some frequently used kinds of tests and testing techniques? (Hughes, Chap. 3 & 8)
    3What is reliability and validity in test design? (Hughes, Chap. 4 & 5)
    4Criterion-referenced test items (Brown & Hudson, Chap. 3)
    5Basic descriptive and item statistics for norm- and criterion-referenced tests (Brown & Hudson, Chap. 4)
    6Stages of forming a tests and reporting a test (Hughes, Chap. 7, Brown & Hudson, Chap. 7)
    7Assessing reading (Hughes, Chap. 11)
    8Assessing listening (Hughes, Chap. 12)
    9Assessing speaking (Hughes, Chap. 10)
    10Assessing writing (Hughes, Chap. 9)
    11Assessing grammar and vocabulary (Hughes, Chap. 13 + Additional readings from Milton)
    12Assessing young children (Hughes, Chap. 15)
    13Midterm presentation on test designs
    14Grading and reporting test results (Brown & Hudson, Chap. 7)
    15Evaluation instruments for research purposes (Additional reading from Milton and journal articles)
    16Evaluation instruments for research purposes (Additional reading from Milton and journal articles)
    17Final oral presentation
    18Final oral presentation
     以上每週進度教師可依上課情況做適度調整。The schedule may be subject to change.

    有關課程其他調查 Other Surveys of Courses

    1.本課程是否規劃業界教師參與教學或演講? 否
    Is there any industry specialist invited in this course? How many times? No
    2.本課程是否規劃含校外實習(並非參訪)? 否
    Are there any internships involved in the course? How many hours? No