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This is the twelfth episode of Delivering Development, our podcast on continuing professional development for language teachers and administrators. You can listen to the episode below on the embedded player, and you can also listen and subscribe to this and future podcasts at the various locations shown at the bottom of the show notes.
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It is the 10th of December, 2020. Welcome to episode 12 of the Delivering Development podcast, helping language teachers and others in the field to enhance their professional development. My name is Kevin Westbrook, and I am joined today by Neil Bullock, Laura Styles and Dr Carolyn Westbrook.


The team are talking about three fundamental questions you need to answer before even starting to develop a language assessment:

  • Why are you assessing?
  • What are you assessing?
  • Who are you assessing?


Our podcast is hosted on Spreaker. This is the link to the show page:


Carolyn mentioned the British Council MOOC on language assessment in the classroom. The link is here and you can add it to your wish list on Futurelearn so you don’t miss the next time it runs:

Language Assessment in the Classroom – Online Course – FutureLearn

Kevin and Carolyn are doing presentations the Saturday after recording. This is at the Moscow English Language Teachers’ Association conference. Find out more here:

5th MELTA International Online Conference 11 — 12.12.2020 | MELTA (

Carolyn’s colleague at the British Council is doing a talk on 16 December on the subject of “A MOOC in the time of Corona” which looks at the MOOC mentioned above on classroom language assessment.

Forthcoming TEASIG events and webinars | IATEFL TEASIG


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The intro and outro are by permission of Katrina Monis. You can find the album the music is from by this talented singer and musician here:

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