A second masters for MA Teaching Languages (English) course leader
Dr Ahmad Nazari, course leader for MA Teaching Languages (English), has been awarded his second masters qualification. Having completed his first master's in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), with a dissertation on psycholinguistics, Dr Nazari has gone on to achieve a distinction in London Met’s MA Learning and Teaching in Higher Education. He completed a 15,000 word dissertation focussing on testing in the English language, with specific attention paid to English language lecturers' perceptions of dynamic assessment, and the potential and challenges of this in higher education in the UK.
Dynamic assessment in English language teaching is a developing field of interest for researchers and teachers, and has been attracting increasing attention from language testing experts in recent years. This model represents a departure from the current emphasis on the issues of validity and reliability of language tests towards assistance provided to students in their assessments.
Upon his award, Dr Nazari said, "I feel very happy to have made a contribution to the field of English language testing. What I have learned on the MA has helped me to better assist my students in their academic journeys and achieve more from their studies.”