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Module Code: LNG402
Module Title: Language Testing and Assessment
Module Level: Level 4
Module Credits: 5.00
Academic Year: 2020/21
Semester: SEM2
Originating Department: Department of Applied Linguistics
Pre-requisites: N/A
The main aims of the module are: To introduce students to the most relevant literature in language assessment, including the concepts of validity and reliability of language tests.

• To familiarize students with some common types of test items and alternative assessment tools.

• To provide students with skills of designing language tests both in paper and in computer mode.

• To provide students with relevant knowledge to critically evaluate language tests and assessment tools.
Learning outcomes 
Students completing the module successfully should:


A describe the purposes and uses of language assessment

B evaluate critically some current popular types of language assessment

C design language assessment tailored for specific purposes and for students of different levels

D understand testing terminology required to read key literature on language assessment

Method of teaching and learning 
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.
Topics will typically include

• The development of testing theory.

• Key concepts and terms in language assessment

• Standards based assessment

• Alternative assessment

• Keeping grades and analysis of test results

• Assessing speaking and listening

• Assessing reading and writing

• Computer based language testing

• Evaluating some popular tests

• Reliability in marking

• Designing language tests and designing test specifications including rating rubrics
Delivery Hours  
Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab/Prcaticals Fieldwork / Placement Other(Private study) Total
Hours/Semester 28   14        108  150 


Sequence Method % of Final Mark
1 Evaluate An Existing Test 40.00
2 3000-Word Portfolio 60.00

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