PLATE: Project in language assessment for teaching in English

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Copenhagen Business School (CBS) finds itself needing to address the issue of English-medium instruction for its increasing number of foreign exchange and full degree students. With internationalisation as a main pillar of the institution’s agenda, there are concerns whether the teaching faculty’s level of English is sufficient for the increasing number of courses offered in English each semester. This paper addresses these concerns and describes a pilot project initiated in 2003 at CBS to gauge the overall English language proficiency of those teaching content courses in English.
Through the Project in Language Assessment for Teaching in English (PLATE) language professionals from CBS’s Language Center observe teachers and provide feedback using evaluation criteria from the Common European Framework for Reference (CEFR) supplemented by some additional criteria which take the LSP nature of academic teaching and lecturing into account.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRealizing Content and Language Integration in Higher Education
EditorsRobert Wilkinson , Vera Zegers
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationMaastricht
PublisherMaastricht University
Publication date2008
Publication statusPublished - 2008

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    Research areas

  • English medium instruction, language assessment

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