Inka 1 y 2 – 2:00 pm.
The workshop will explore the features of effective writing and how they are operationalised within communicative language teaching and current theories of language competence and language assessment. It will open with the linguistic and pragmatic features of effective writing, introducing the Cambridge Assessment writing construct. It will then look at issues around the assessment of writing, the concept of writing scales and how writing scales work in Cambridge exams, specifically looking at subcategories, band descriptors and how they integrate across levels and in different exams.
Pablo Toledo is an English teacher and teacher trainer (IES “Joaquín V. González”), and holds a diploma in education policy from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella. Before joining Cambridge Assessment English, he managed projects in the areas of remote teaching, internationalisation of higher education and language teaching to refugees for the British Council and led the Education department of the Buenos Aires Herald newspaper. In his current position as Assessment Manager for the Southern Cone and Andes, he is in charge of providing appropriate and innovative assessment solutions for stakeholders in the region. He is a board member of LAALTA (Latin American Association for Language Testing and Assessment).