Recent TEASIG events & webinars

Title: CLIL classroom assessment: the process and the product

Speakers: Ali Shuhsuan Ke and Vivian Wen-Chi Liu

The presentation:

Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) is spreading rapidly worldwide. In Taiwan, over one thousand primary and secondary schools have been implementing or experimenting with CLIL courses since 2016, but they have lacked a valid assessment tool to measure students’ learning progress and promote effective learning.

This webinar will present how the LTTC developed appropriate assessment tools for CLIL programs through cross-curricular collaboration. Exemplary listening and speaking assessments will be used to demonstrate how language and content learning objectives can be fulfilled without compromising the depth of content knowledge. At the end of the presentation will be a Q&A session.


The speakers:

Ali Shuhsuan Ke currently serves as the Chief of the Training Division at the Language Training & Testing Center (LTTC) in Taiwan. She has been involved in the course design of professional development for bilingual teachers as well as English teacher training programs. She is currently overseeing various projects, covering topics such as the preparation of schoolteachers in readiness for EMI and CLIL programs, with a particular focus on developing a model that is more locally appropriate for Taiwan’s bilingual teachers.

Vivian Wen-Chi Liu is an English Language Researcher in the Training Division of the Language Training & Testing Center (LTTC) in Taiwan. She has taught English to various levels of learners over the past decade in Taiwan. Currently, she is responsible for the design and delivery of professional development programs related to the national bilingual education policies, including bilingual teacher training programs, English language training courses for CLIL teachers, and assessment tools for primary school students. She is also involved in developing teaching and learning resources for CLIL teachers’ communities.



Date: Tuesday May 23, 2023 17:00-18:00 UK Local time. Please check the world clock here for your time.

Title: Fostering European Language Portfolio (ELP) in Finnish Basic Education

Speakers: Ritva Kantelinen and Mari Kuusimäki

The presentation:

In this webinar we present current national level activities as regards the role of European Language Portfolio (ELP) in Finnish Basic Education. To solidify the role of ELP as part of formative language education assessment practices, Finnish National Agency for Education has been coordinating the renewal of online ELP tools and materials. We will share experiences of carrying out training and networking events for Finnish basic education teachers, teacher trainers and trainees.

The webinar highlights the feed-forward approach when using ELP in formative assessment. In language education ELP is a tool for raising pupils’ awareness of the value of language and cultural encounters.

The speakers:

Ritva Kantelinen, PhD, is Professor of Education, especially Language Pedagogy, in the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education at the University of Eastern Finland. Her professional interests in research, teaching and development work focus on language education and research-based development of higher education, especially teacher education. She is Academic Head of International Master’s Degree Programme in Early Language Education for Intercultural Communication. She holds a docentship in Vocational Language Education at the University of Jyväskylä. Kantelinen has participated actively in national research-based projects aiming to add and develop the application of the European Language Portfolio, ELP, in practice, both in teacher education and in schools.


Mari Kuusimäki, MA, Doctoral student, currently works as a University Teacher of Language Pedagogy in the School of Applied Educational Science and Teacher Education at the University of Eastern Finland. Her research interests focus on teacher training, language pedagogy and media education. Kuusimäki’s career as an English teacher and teacher trainer comprises teaching Media, English as a foreign language, and Language A: language and literature in the IB Diploma Programme.  Her latest ELP activity involves introducing a visual, digital language biography to language teacher education.

Recording: The recording of the webinar will be available only to TEASIG members in the members’ area (“My resources”) of the IATEFL website.




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