Speaking: a simple solution to online ‘cheating’:

When an average student regularly gets 100% on tests and quizzes or you have Spanish 1 students using the subjunctive, it becomes obvious that there is ‘cheating’ going on. The two most obvious examples of ‘cheating’ are using google translate or getting help from a parent or friend. The solution to this is to insist on a speaking element in every assignment, and base your assessment primarily on that. Scores for quizzes, comprehensions, and freeform writing are automatically calculated by your language laboratory, so you can focus your attention on the most important thing …. your students’ ability to speak in the target language. If they have someone to help them at home or abroad, take the opportunity to assign them dialogues and conversations on subjects that interest them.