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.
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
The teaching sessions are divided into two components: lectures and tutorials/workshops.