The P-CHAT (Practice Conversations as Holistic Assessment Tools) plugin is a formative assessment tool for student to student conversations in a language learning classroom. It provides students with:
- An opportunity to practice conversational English
- Immediate feedback based on hard data of their contribution
- A timely opportunity to reflect on their performance with a view towards future improvement.
The classroom exercise itself has been developed and used over the past two years using off the shelf tools with great results. P-CHAT is a purpose built implementation of that exercise as a Moodle activity plugin.
Teachers can use the plugin for student assessment and evaluation, and researchers can access a large quantity of data for analysis. A P-CHAT activity has 4 steps.
This plugin was developed with support by JSPS KAKENHI Grant Number 19K13309. It is available for download and use at no charge.