DID3305 - Assessment in language learning


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Passed / Not Passed

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The course provides insight into various theories of assessment and how assessment can promote learning in the language classroom. Particular attention will be paid to how assessment can promote pupils' learning and contribute to the development of language teachers' teaching. The course presents different approaches to assessment in language teaching. Emphasis is placed on developing relevant research questions in order to analyze and discuss academic dilemmas in assessment. The module also includes assessment in a digital perspective.

Learning outcome


The student has

  • thorough knowledge of national policy documents of assessment
  • thorough insight into national and international research within assessment in an educational policy context
  • in-depth knowledge of different forms of assessment in writing, reading and oral skills


The student can

  • analyze and understand student learning in written and oral texts in relevant academic contexts as a basis for further learning
  • analyze and critically relate to various theories of assessment and use these to structure and formulate professional reasoning
  • formulate relevant research questions as a starting point for a limited research and development project

General competence

The student can

  • analyze and discuss how teaching methods and methods of assessment contribute to students' language learning
  • apply their knowledge and skills regarding assessment in language teaching in independent work
  • communicate extensive independent work and communicate about academic issues, analyzes and conclusions within assessment in language teaching

Learning methods and activities

Lectures, discussions and group work, presentations, digital methods.

Compulsory assignments

  • 2-4 approved written assignments and presentations

Further on evaluation

Compulsory work

  • 2-4 approved submissions and presentations

Completing mandatory activities requires the student to participate in the teaching. The compulsory work is assessed with pass/fail and must be passed in order for the student to sit for the exams.

Final assessment

Assignment assessed with pass/fail.

Required previous knowledge

30 study points in the target language (English, French, Spanish or German). The requirement must be fulfilled to be admitted to the course.

Course materials

Kursmateriell blir tilgjengelig ved studiestart

Credit reductions

Course code Reduction From To
EDU3085 7.5 AUTUMN 2020
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Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Pedagogical knowledge
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Teacher Education


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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