2023-2024 / LOGO1150-1

Assessment of oral language


15h Th, 15h Pr

Number of credits

 Bachelor in psychology and education : speech and language therapy3 crédits 


Elise Brassart, Anne-Lise Leclercq

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

The course is based on an in-depth understanding of the principles underpinning the assessment of different levels of language, as well as on a critical analysis of the assessment tools, especially from a psychometric point of view. In addition, there are plenty of practical exercises. Besides the quantitative assessment of the results, special attention will be paid to the qualitative aspects of the assessment through the analysis of profiles and the types of errors


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

   The learning outcomes are defined according to the speech & language therapy competency framework.

This course mainly targets the assessment competence. The critical learning outcomes specifically targeted are: identifying the stages of an assessment procedure; gathering information and results relating to speech & language therapy; correcting and interpreting results relating to an assessment; taking well-argued and justified decisions in relation to an assessment.

For the professional relations competence, the critical learning outcomes specifically targeted are: adopting the appropriate positioning in terms of language, attitude and dress code; showing respect towards your peers; communicating clearly and politely.

Regarding the expertise competence, the targeted learning outcomes are: adopting a self-assessment approach, modifying your practice based on feedback.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Command of basic statistics such as averages, standard deviation and testing the normality of distribution. Command of the development references of oral language.

Prerequisites :

LOGO5005-1 - Language development

LOGO5006-1 - Perception and speech production

This course isn't open to students whose mother tongue isn't French.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

This course has differents parts.

-the teaching of the essential notions concerning the assessment principles of the different levels of oral language,

-exercises that train students in assessment

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Additional information:

The course includes

-a face-to-face part ;

-a distance-learning part (through eCampus) offering practical exercises. Students will practice representative exercises in class and via Blackboard, but students must be able to administer, correct and interpret all the tests included in INAMI's exhaustive list.

Recommended or required readings

Course notes and exercices are available on Blackboard

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

written exam

Additional information:

A written exam is held in June and September. It will focus on both the theory relating to assessment and practical exercises.  If students don't successfully each part of the written exam, they will receive a fail.

Training in the administration of oral language assessment tests is highly recommended, as some of the questions on the exam may require you to be familiar with different protocols.

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course

Course available online via the 'Blackboard' link in the MyULiege 'Courses' thumbnail


Anne-Lise Leclercq AL.Leclercq@uliege.be

Elise Brassart elise.brassart@hers.be

Association of one or more MOOCs

Items online

Notes will be available on eCampus.