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Upcoming Webinar: Online Assessments: Some Common and Uncommon Issues in Less Commonly Taught Languages

Presenter: Gyanam Mahajan, Ph.D.
Language Program Coordinator, SSEALC
Date/Time: Friday, April 19th - 12:00 pm-12:45 pm ET
Presentation Format:
   - Presentation: 30 min
   - Q and A: 15 min
Online through Adobe Connect
Registration form: Click here to register
Online assessments are an integral part of language teaching today. Some programs rely solely on online assessments while others incorporate them to varying degrees in different formats. This webinar will discuss different types of online assessments, their aims and goals, different targets, skills and levels, and different classes of languages. We will raise some common and uncommon issues when designing and implementing online assessments in less commonly taught languages.

Presenter Biography:

Gyanam Mahajan joined NERALLT a few years ago despite being on the west coast! She presented at a NERALLT meeting a couple of years ago.
Gyanam has a Ph.D. in Linguistics from Brandeis University and has been teaching at UCLA since 1992. She has been the Language Program Coordinator for South and Southeast Asian Languages since 2005. She is a NASILP Examiner and works on Proficiency testing and curriculum development. She is also a media consultant and forensic expert on South Asian languages and culture. She has presented at local, national and international conferences on a variety of linguistics, language and culture, language teaching and heritage language acquisition topics. She is currently working on specialized online certification courses in LCTLs.

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