The Assessment of Languages Competence (ALC) is a valuable and unique set of tests to assess and promote Languages acquisition in schools. This year for the first time the ALC tests can be administered online. All that is needed is for students to access the internet through a computer, iPad or similar device.
The ALC offers tests in eight modern languages and across four levels, catering for upper primary and secondary students. The skills assessed are Listening and Reading. Vocabulary is also assessed in the primary tests.
Japanese is assessed at 4 levels: Primary, Certificate 1, Certificate 2 and Certificate 3.
By implementing the ALC in your school, you can:
· motivate your students to work towards a specific goal
· gather data and information on the linguistic skills of your students for assessment and reporting purposes
· obtain linguistic data in relation to your student cohort to share with staff and the school community to promote Languages education, and
· provide students with the opportunity to engage in an externally assessed test to prepare them for future exams, including the Year 12 exams and the International Baccalaureate.
The tests are created by Languages educators from Australia and overseas, in line with the latest research in Languages education.
For more information and to register please visit the ALC website: http://www.acer.edu.au/alc.
ALC Project Director
ALC Project Officer
t: +61 3 9277 5615