Available in 2017

Course handbook


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.

Availability2017 Course Timetables

WebLearn GradSchool

  • Semester 1 - 2017


  • Semester 1 - 2017

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate an understanding of central concepts and issues in language testing, such as basic types of language tests (and their specific features).

2. Demonstrate an understanding of central concepts and issues in evaluation of language proficiency.

3. Demonstrate an understanding of basic aspects of test construction and validation.

4. Demonstrate 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

Callaghan and WebLearn GradSchool


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

(or equivalent by distance mode)