Scenario A – Sample Response

Imagine you were in Giulia’s position. How would you approach placement testing in this situation?

  • In this situation, I would first complete a needs assessment to help me think through my goals and my available resources for placement testing. I would consider developing my placement testing methods in-house, as this would be more cost-effective and could be tailored to meet the specific needs of heritage language learners. I would try to use multiple methods of placement testing, such as oral interviews and student self-assessments or questionnaires, to gain a more comprehensive understanding of my students’ backgrounds and what they can do with the language.

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