Language Testing & Evaluation

Course code LING6040Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Education and ArtsSchool of Humanities and Social Science

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.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
WebLearn GradSchoolSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
ObjectivesUpon 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.
ContentTopics 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
Transitionn/a
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeFoundations of Linguistics (LING6910) or equivalent
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : Paper Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written AssignmentsTake 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 HoursLecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for LING6040