Language Program Evaluation


An educational program is a formal learning experience in which students attend classes either in-person or virtually. Additionally, evaluation is the process of gathering and analyzing data to make effective decisions to improve a specific program (Ornstein & Hunkins, 2009). Putting both concepts together, we come to the idea of program evaluation, which refers to "the process of assessing the distinction or value of some aspect or the whole of a curriculum" (Sharma & Raval, 2019, p. 242). Overall, language instructors and language program directors need to regularly evaluate their language teaching methods, their materials, and the effectiveness of the language courses they are offering. Therefore, this presentation aims at defining program evaluation, reviewing the current literature (Tyler, Taba, Process, Stufflebeam, and Kirkpatrick models) and putting together a comprehensive tool to assess language programs effectively. Finally, the presenter will introduce an innovative evaluation tool that will provide key points to the audience to better analyze how well a specific language program achieves its educational objectives.

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Aurore Bargat, University of Illinois, United States

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Conference: IICAH2023
Stream: Teaching and Learning

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Bargat A. (2023) Language Program Evaluation ISSN: 2432-4604 – The IAFOR International Conference on Arts & Humanities – Hawaii 2023 Official Conference Proceedings
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