Foreign Language Class Participation Rubric

Instructor: Clio Stearns

Clio has taught education courses at the college level and has a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction.

For teachers of foreign languages, class participation is crucial! This lesson offers a rubric you can use to help ensure that your students participate in your class and are assessed fairly.

Participation in Foreign Language Class

As a foreign language teacher, you know how important it is for your students to participate actively. After all, it is really difficult to learn a foreign language if you are disengaged or unwilling to take risks! Learning a foreign language means listening and speaking to others, and this means participating in class.

If you are trying to increase participation in your foreign language class, you might consider working with a participation rubric. Usually used as an assessment tool, a rubric breaks down a broad category like participation into its component parts. Then, it offers criteria for you to evaluate a student on in each of these sub-categories.

Working with a rubric will help your students understand what you are looking for, and it will ensure that you assess your students fairly. The rubric in this lesson is one example you might use in a foreign language class, but you can modify the categories and criteria to reflect your specific priorities and objectives.

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