Julia Williams

Julia Williams has a Bachelor of Arts, a Bachelor of Education and a Master of Education. She has been in the English language education sector for over 20 years. She has taught at universities, colleges and secondary schools in Ontario and is currently the director of English Language Studies and Coordinator of Applied Language Studies at Renison University College, University of Waterloo. She is the author of both the first and second editions of Learning English for Academic Purposes: Reading and writing; as well as books 3 and 4 in the Academic Connections series of textbooks published by Pearson. Julia has presented nationally and internationally on language assessment, English for Academic Purposes, occupation-specific language training and the effective use of textbooks.

Written Corrective Feedback

Written corrective feedback is not only targeted to errors, but also includes commentary on content, form and organization. In this course, we will develop a vocabulary to use when discussing written corrective feedback in an ESL classroom.

Understanding Different Types of Tests and Assessments

This course examines the different types of tests and assessments that you, as a teacher, might develop or that students might encounter in their path toward greater English proficiency.

The Principles of Testing and Assessment

In this video, we will explore the principles of testing and assessment in an ESL setting. We will examine the complex relationship between teaching, assessment and testing within the classroom.

Creating Rubrics for Assessment

When you begin teaching, you must think about how you will grade and assess your students in a consistent way. You must determine the types of rubrics you will use and how you will develop these rubrics.