Assessment is one of the cornerstones of the British English Board. There are five categories of BEB Exams; BEB Kids, BEB Juniors, BEB Tweens, BEB Teens and BEB Adults. Grammar does not speak® is a registered motto of BEB, and it reflects the main idea behind our assessment criteria. However, we also assess necessary grammar skills, vocabulary related to visual perception and information, reading, listening and writing.
Spoken production and spoken interaction skills are assessed one-to-one by BEB examiners in person either onsite or online.
Assessment: identifying or evaluating the current condition or current progress of something. It’s a kind of snapshot of the ability or condition of a language learner. Can be formative or summative. Testing: a type of assessment typically uses an instrument that measures a skill, a database or a content domain. Can test performance and competence.
Language assessment (or language testing) is a field of study under the umbrella of applied linguistics. The assessment may include listening, speaking, reading, writing, a combination of two or more of these skills, or other constructs of language proficiency. Equal importance may be placed on knowledge (understanding how the language works theoretically) and proficiency (the ability to use the language practically), or higher emphasis may be given to one aspect or the other.
Having said that, it’s not always the grammar rules that facilitate speaking English. Despite this, mostly grammar questions are asked to evaluate English knowledge.
British English Board (BEB) supports a communicative approach in language education as the main philosophy in language teaching and assessment of learning processes.