YLTSIG Mini Course A: Assessment as learning for young learners and teenagers

Join IATEFL Young Learners & Teenagers SIG for this mini course on 'assessment as learning for young learners and teenagers'.

The mini course will run on the 13, 14 and 15 January from 18.00 – 20.00 (UK time) each day.

As part of the ‘Better Together: IATEFL YLTSIG Webconference 2023’ event, YLTSIG is again offering three different minicourses for teachers around the world. The courses are 6 hours long, comprised of 3 sessions of two hours each. You will be required to attend all 3 sessions to complete the course.

Minicourse A: 'Assessment as learning for young learners and teenagers' is being kindly facilitated by TROIKA.

Providing students with constant and effective feedback and support has proven to be an important factor to contribute to their academic, social, and emotional needs.  In this mini-course, we will reflect on some principles of classroom assessment; the ideas of assessment of and for learning, and the need for a paradigm shift – from a punitive to an empathetic, constructive way of assessing. We will also discuss the specific needs of primary and secondary learners when it comes to assessment, as opposed to those of adults.


Akemi Iwasa
Akemi is a postgraduate in Neuroscience Applied to Learning (UFRJ), graduated in Arts (UFRJ) and has been working in the ELT area for 15 years with content production and teacher training. In Rio de Janeiro, she worked as an English teacher at IBEU and at CCE at PUC and for the last 8 years was in the academic coordination of the Sociedade Brasileira de Cultura Inglesa. Among her qualifications are Cambridge CPE, Cambridge Delta 1, and Google Certified Educator. 

Isabela Villas Boas
Isabela has a Masters in Teaching English as a Second Language from Arizona State University and a Doctorate in Education from the University of Brasília; she is the supervisor of master’s theses at the University of Birmingham. Her main areas of interest are English language writing, teacher professional development, leadership and assessment. She has presented at several conferences in the field of English Language Teaching in Brazil and abroad, published articles in specialized magazines and published books in the area. Isabela has two titles published by Cengage Learning: “Teaching EFL Writing: a practical approach for skills-integrated contexts” and more recently “Getting into ELT assessment”

Renata Borges
Renata has a degree in Literature from the State University of Rio de Janeiro, with a specialization in English language literature from the same university. She has been working for 15 years teaching English and for 7 years she has been working with the development of printed and digital teaching material. She has worked at institutions such as Cultura Inglesa Rio and Learning Factory, where she worked on the creation of materials for bilingual teaching, English for adults, in the development of a hybrid course.


Important information:

Online registration for the mini courses closes on the 12 January 2023 at 12.00 UK time. The mini course will take place on Zoom Meeting and joining instructions will be sent to the email address used to register, after online registration has closed. Please keep an eye on your emails for joining instructions and don't forget to check your junk / spam mail box.

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Don’t forget to also register for free attendance to the main webconference itself here: YLTSIG Web conference, 'Better Together' |


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Event details

Event type:

SIG Event
Young Learners & Teenagers


13/01/2023 - 18:00 until 15/01/2023 - 20:00 UK time


IATEFL YLTSIG member: free of charge
IATEFL member: £15
TROIKA member: £15
Non-member: £30

IATEFL members need to login to their member dashboard before registering for this event to receive the member discount. YLTSIG members have been supplied with a discount code to enter before completing their registration to make their place free of charge.

Non-members wishing to register for this event must login to their IATEFL user account before registering for this event. If you don't already have a user account then create one by clicking 'Login' at the top left of the screen, then select “create new account”. This is free and is quick and easy to do. Once you have created a user account, return to this event and then select 'register' to complete your booking.

If you are a TROIKA member, please make sure you have logged in or created a user account and then enter the discount code supplied, before completing your registration.

Capacity: max 20 participants

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