Best Types of Quizzes for English Language Teaching

There
are many different types of quizzes that can be used for assessment
and practice by language teachers.

Cloze Tests / Gap Filling exercises can be used for testing how well a student understands the context. One must however be careful about multiple correct answers (it’s possible to set multiple correct answers using the # symbol in Learnclick). Cloze tests can be very effective for testing grammar, vocabulary, reading and listening comprehension.

Matching
exercises
are
a good way for quickly testing vocabulary, for example “match the
words with their antonym” or “match the words with their translation”.

Drag
& Drop questions

might be used if you don’t want the student to have to type the
answers. Another usage is asking the students to put the jumbled
words into the correct order to create a sentence. Learn how to
create this type of question with Learnclick here:
https://www.learnclick.com/help/dragdrop

Dropdown
boxes:

An alternative to drag & drop questions if you want to give
students some options for them to choose from is the “dropdown”
question type. You can either have the dropdown content be generated
from all the blanks or create the options inside the dropdown
yourself.

Open
Questions

are excellent if you want to test the students writing skills. The
disadvantage is that it takes more time for correction, but
Learnclick offers a nice online editor for annotating written
answers: https://www.learnclick.com/help/essay

Finally,
if several options can be correct, then use checkboxes!

Check
out www.learnclick.com
the ideal quiz creator for language teachers.


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