Professional Development Courses for SBA in the HKDSE

To support the implementation of the School-based Assessment Component in the HKDSE English Language Examination, a series of free professional development courses and sharing sessions has been organized by the HKEAA. The programmes for this year include:

  1. Sharing Sessions for Panel Chairpersons and SBA School Coordinators
  2. 12-hour courses for English teachers who are not familiar with the SBA component or who have never taken any SBA PD course previously
  3. 6-hour courses for teachers who have SBA experience and would like to learn more about how to implement the Part B (elective modules) of SBA in the HKDSE.

Teachers who have already taken the new PD courses in the first eight rounds (between October 2009 and June 2012) need not reapply.

Please click here to download the application form and apply early to ensure your place. Application Deadline for Round 9: September 28, 2012.

For further enquiries, please contact:
Ms Jacqueline Kwok
Tel: 3628 8070

Official Launch of the Teacher Training Package for the 2012 HKDSE English Language Examination School-based Assessment Component

Date: 26 Feb 2010 (Friday)
Time: 6:45 – 8:00 pm (Registration: 6:45 pm, A talk given by Prof Chris Davison: 7:00 pm, Launch Ceremony: 7:45 pm)

Venue: Room LG06, Hui Oi Chow Science Building, The University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong

All Are Welcome!
RSVP by Feb 12, 2010

For further enquiries, please contact:
Miss Claudia Chan
Tel: 2219 4853

Please click here for more details.
TESOL Quarterly

The latest issue of the leading TESOL journal TESOL Quarterly, just published in Sept 2009, is a special issue on teacher-based assessment, including two articles written by Prof Chris Davison, Prof Constant Leung and
Prof Liz Hamp-Lyons:

Davison, C & Leung, C (2009). Current Issues in English Language Teacher-Based Assessment. TESOL Quarterly, 43 (3), 393-415.

Hamp-Lyons, H (2009) Principles for Large-Scale Classroom-Based Teacher Assessment of English Learners' Language: An Initial Framework From School-Based Assessment in Hong Kong. TESOL Quarterly, 43 (3), 524-529.
ALANZ-ALAA Conference

The Applied Linguistics Association of NZ and of Australia (ALANZ and ALAA) are pleased to announce that their first combined conference will be held in Auckland, New Zealand. Please click here for more details.