Language Testing and Assessment (EDPJ5026)


This unit provides a broad overview of the major principles involved in second and foreign language testing and assessment. The focus of the unit is on both theoretical and practical issues in testing and assessment. The design of language tests and assessment appropriate to particular learning settings is addressed with reference to communicative language teaching and task-based methodology. Issues concerning the influence of testing on teaching and recent developments in research in testing and assessment will be considered.

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1x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week commencing week 2


1x2500wd review of major test techniques for assessing a language skill (35%); 1x1000wd development of rating scales for an extended language production task (25%); 1x2500wd developing test specifications for an individual language test task (40%).

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