Lesson 1: Introduction to Language Assessment


There are many ways to talk about methods of assessing language. In this module, the distinction between indirect and direct methods will be used. These methods are both common in language testing, often used for different skills or in different kinds of classes. Indirect methods may be more common in assessing reading, listening, vocabulary or grammar and in classes that are large. Direct assessment works well for productive skills such as writing or speaking and provides a better picture of what students can do with the language.


Two methods of assessing language: direct and indirect.

Duration: 01:14