Language Testing & Evaluation
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
|WebLearn GradSchool||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004
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.
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.
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
Foundations of Linguistics (LING6910) or equivalent
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term