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Stabler-Havener, Michelle L. – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2018
Assessment literacy (AL) empowers teachers (Grabowski & Dakin, 2014) by helping them make better decisions about the development, administration, and use of assessments (Harding & Kremmel, 2016; Popham, 2009). This is crucial because when teachers make erroneous interpretations, which lead to incorrect decisions, students can suffer…
Descriptors: Language Teachers, Teacher Competencies, Student Evaluation, Testing
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Eskin, Daniel – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2017
The way we ask for something, or "request," is hardly the same across all contexts. The degree to which we show politeness in these instances is closely related to a number of contextual factors (Brown & Levinson, 1987), manifested in the linguistic features that we employ (Blum-Kulka, House & Kasper, 1989; Searle, 1975).…
Descriptors: Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Pragmatics, English (Second Language)