Language Testing and 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 - 2016 (WebLearn GradSchool)
Semester 1 - 2016 (Callaghan)
Learning Outcomes

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

  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.

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
Assumed Knowledge Foundations of Linguistics (LING6910) or equivalent
Assessment Items
  • Written Assignment: Take-Home Assignment
  • Written Assignment: Written assignment Test Specifications
  • Written Assignment: Individual Test Construction Project
  • Written Assignment: Trial Administration and Critical Analysis of Test
Contact Hours
  • Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term ((or equivalent by distance mode))
Course Materials
  • Testing for Language Teachers
Timetable 2016 Course Timetables for LING6040
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