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LING6040

Language Testing & Evaluation

10 Units

The course focuses on current theories of Language Testing within contemporary Applied Linguistics, and will provide students with essential knowledge and practical skills in the area of language test design and administration, and evaluation of language proficiency.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Humanities and Social Science
Availability Semester 1 - 2014 (Callaghan Campus)
Semester 1 - 2014 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Objectives

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate:

  1. An understanding of central concepts and issues in language testing, such as basic types of language tests (and their specific features).
  2. An understanding of central concepts and issues in evaluation of language proficiency.
  3. An understanding of basic aspects of test construction and validation.
  4. An ability to design and administer language tests.
Content

Topics to be covered include: . Types of language testing techniques . Principles of language test construction . Principles of language test validation . Methods for analysing and interpreting test results . Assessment and evaluation of language proficiency

Replacing Course(s) None
Transition n/a
Industrial Experience 0
Assumed Knowledge Foundations of Linguistics (LING6910) or equivalent
Modes of Delivery Distance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching Methods Lecture
Assessment Items
  • Essays / Written Assignments - Take home assginments = 20% Set of test specifications (c.750-1000 words)= 20% Individual test construction project = 30% Trial administration and critical analysis of test (c.1000-1200 words) = 30%
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components None listed
Course Materials None listed
Timetable 2014 Course Timetables for LING6040

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