Evaluating speaking skills while providing useful and easy to understand feedback is always a struggle of balancing what is doable with what is pedagogically appropriate. This presentation considers a pilot evaluation and feedback plan incorporated into a graduate-level ESP course to help students to informally and formally talk about their research projects. Specifics of using formative & summative assessment, IC recorders, video recorders, YouTube, a learning management system (LMS), and self-reflection will be explained. Logistical and technological elements of the plan, along with a review of successes and failures of the plan will be presented. Finally, revisions to the plan for the upcoming academic year will be covered. The goal is to present a balanced mix of pedagogical, technological, and actionable ideas for participants to incorporate into their portfolio of evaluation and feedback strategies.
Roderick Lange is an instructor in the Graduate School of Science and Engineering at Nihon University. Research interests include instructional design, blended learning, and motivation.