Exploring Language Assessment and Testing Book

Exploring Language Assessment and Testing


  • Author : Anthony Green
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134516629

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Exploring Language Assessment and Testing Excerpt :

Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Language Assessment and Testing is a straightforward introduction to the field that provides an inclusive and impartial survey of both classroom based assessment by teachers and larger scale testing, using concrete examples to guide students to the relevant literature. Ranging from theory to classroom based scenarios, the author provides practical guidance on designing, developing and using assessments, with flexible, step by step processes for improving the quality of tests and assessment systems to make them fairer and more accurate. This book is an indispensable introduction to the areas of language assessment and testing, and will be of interest to language teachers as well as postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students studying Language Education, Applied Linguistics and Language Assessment.

Exploring Language Assessment and Testing Book

Exploring Language Assessment and Testing


  • Author : Anthony Green
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-01
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134516551

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Exploring Language Assessment and Testing Excerpt :

Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring Language Assessment and Testing is a straightforward introduction to the field that provides an inclusive and impartial survey of both classroom based assessment by teachers and larger scale testing, using concrete examples to guide students to the relevant literature. Ranging from theory to classroom based scenarios, the author provides practical guidance on designing, developing and using assessments, with flexible, step by step processes for improving the quality of tests and assessment systems to make them fairer and more accurate. This book is an indispensable introduction to the areas of language assessment and testing, and will be of interest to language teachers as well as postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students studying Language Education, Applied Linguistics and Language Assessment.

Practical Language Testing Book

Practical Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-11-26
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444174090

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Practical Language Testing Excerpt :

Practical Language Testing equips you with the skills, knowledge and principles necessary to understand and construct language tests. This intensely practical book gives guidelines on the design of assessments within the classroom, and provides the necessary tools to analyse and improve assessments, as well as deal with alignment to externally imposed standards. Testing is situated both within the classroom and within the larger social context, and readers are provided the knowledge necessary to make realistic and fair decisions about the use and implementation of tests. The book explains the normative role of large scale testing and provides alternatives that the reader can adapt to their own context. This fulfils the dual purpose of providing the reader with the knowledge they need to prepare learners for tests, and the practical skills for using assessment for learning. Practical Language Testing is the ideal introduction for students of applied linguistics, TESOL and modern foreign language teaching as well as practicing teachers required to design or implement language testing programmes. The book is supported by frequently updated online resources at http://languagetesting.info/ including sets of scenarios providing resources to study aviation English assessment, call centre assessment, military language assessment, and medical language assessment. The materials can be used to structure debates and seminars, with pre-reading and video activities. Practical Language Testing was commended as a 2012 runner-up of the prestigious SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing.

Language Testing and Assessment Book

Language Testing and Assessment


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2007
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 403
  • ISBN 10 : 0415339472

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Language Testing and Assessment Excerpt :

Introducing students to the methods and debates associated with language testing assessment, this book explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put. It also presents and comments on key readings and articles.

The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts Book

The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts


  • Author : Todd Ruecker
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2018-04-17
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 244
  • ISBN 10 : 9781351603027

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The Politics of English Second Language Writing Assessment in Global Contexts Excerpt :

Reflecting the internationalization of the field of second language writing, this book focuses on political aspects and pedagogical issues of writing instruction and testing in a global context. High-stakes assessment impacts the lives of second language (L2) writers and their teachers around the world, be it the College English Test in China, Common Core-aligned assessments in the U.S., English proficiency tests in Poland, or the material conditions (such as access to technology, training, and other resources) affecting a classroom. With contributions from authors working in ten different countries in a variety of institutional contexts, the chapters examine the uses and abuses of various writing-related assessments, and the policies that determine their form and use. Representing a diverse range of contexts, methods, and disciplines, the authors jointly call for more equitable testing systems that consider the socioeconomic, psychometric, affective, institutional, and needs of all students who strive to gain access to education and employment opportunities related to English language proficiency.

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Book

The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing


  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 536
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136590863

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The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing Excerpt :

Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Book Award 2016 The Routledge Handbook of Language Testing will provide a comprehensive account of the area of language assessment and testing. Written by leading specialists from around the world, this volume brings together approximately 35 authoritative articles (around 8000 words each). The proposed outline for the Handbook (below) is divided into ten sections. The section titles reflect the contents of their Language Testing and Assessment –textbook in our RAL series and sketch a useful overview of the discipline. Each chapter has been carefully selected to relate to key issues raised in the respective topic, providing additional historical background, critical discussion, reviews of key research methods, and an assessment of what the future might hold.

From Testing to Assessment Book

From Testing to Assessment


  • Author : Clifford Hill
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-09-19
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317893394

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From Testing to Assessment Excerpt :

From Testing to Assessment: English as an International Language provides a critical review of conventional and alternative approaches to the assessment of English literacy skills in various parts of the world. It presents empirical studies conducted in three major settings: in countries such as Japan and Brazil where English functions as the language of international commernce; in multilingual countries such as Nigeria and Zimbabwe where English is the national language of education and government; and in such countries as Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States where English is the dominant language. The book opens with a discussion of language assessment in relation to debates about the nature of literacy; it concludes with a discussion of policy implications, which is grounded in literacy theory as well as in practical constraints such as available human and material resources.

The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment Book

The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment


  • Author : Christine Coombe
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2012-01-30
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 321
  • ISBN 10 : 9781107017146

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The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment Excerpt :

"The Cambridge Guide to Second Language Assessment aims to present in one volume an up-to-date guide to the central areas of assessing the second language performance of English by speakers of other languages. This volume provides snapshots of significant issues and trends that have shaped language assessment in the past and highlights the current state of our understanding of these issues"--

Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research Book

Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research


  • Author : Rod Ellis
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-07-31
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 9781135136093

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Exploring Language Pedagogy through Second Language Acquisition Research Excerpt :

Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those beginning postgraduate studies, or taking an introductory MA course as well as advanced undergraduates. Titles in the series are also ideal for language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative 'practice to theory' approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include a glossary of key terms, and discussion questions. Following the back-to-front approach of the series, the book takes problematic issues in language pedagogy as its starting points. These are then examined in terms of second language acquisition. Each chapter begins with a look at the pedagogical proposals found in teacher guides and then asks ‘Do these proposals accord with what we know about how languages are acquired?’ Pedagogical topics covered include teaching methods, syllabus design, explicit instruction, comprehension versus production-based instruction, task-based instruction, authentic materials, the role of the learners’ first language in the classroom, error correction and catering for individual differences. Including a glossary of key terms and questions for discussion at the end of each chapter, and assuming no prior knowledge of second language acquisition, this is the ideal text for all students studying language teaching methods, language teacher education, English teaching methodology and second language acquisition modules in advanced undergraduate and postgraduate/graduate TESOL and Applied Linguistics courses.

Exploring English Language Teaching Book

Exploring English Language Teaching


  • Author : Graham Hall
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2011-03-08
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 296
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136804236

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Exploring English Language Teaching Excerpt :

Winner of the BAAL Book Prize 2012 Routledge Introductions to Applied Linguistics is a series of introductory level textbooks covering the core topics in Applied Linguistics, primarily designed for those entering postgraduate studies and language professionals returning to academic study. The books take an innovative "practice to theory" approach, with a 'back-to-front' structure. This leads the reader from real-world problems and issues, through a discussion of intervention and how to engage with these concerns, before finally relating these practical issues to theoretical foundations. Additional features include tasks with commentaries, a glossary of key terms, and an annotated further reading section. Exploring English Language Teaching provides a single volume introduction to the field of ELT from an applied linguistics perspective. The book addresses four central themes within English language teaching: ‘Classroom interaction and management’; ‘Method, Postmethod and methodology’; ‘Learners’; and the ‘Institutional frameworks and social contexts’ of ELT. For each, the book identifies key dilemmas and practices, examines how teachers and other language teaching professionals might intervene and deal with these concerns, and explores how such issues link to and inform applied linguistic theory. Exploring English Language Teaching is an indispensable textbook for language teachers, and for post-graduate/graduate students and advanced undergraduates studying in the areas of Applied Linguistics, Language Teacher Education, and ELT/TESOL.

Language Assessment Literacy Book

Language Assessment Literacy


  • Author : Dina Tsagari
  • Publisher : Cambridge Scholars Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-04-21
  • Genre: Foreign Language Study
  • Pages : 332
  • ISBN 10 : 9781527549784

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Language Assessment Literacy Excerpt :

The field of language testing and assessment has recognized the importance and underlying theoretical and practical underpinnings of language assessment literacy (LAL), an area that is gradually coming to prominence. This book addresses issues that promote the concept of LAL for language research, teaching, and learning, covering a range of topics. It brings together 14 chapters based on high-stakes and classroom-based studies authored by academics, professionals and researchers in the field. The text examines diverse issues through a multifaceted approach, presenting high-quality contributions that fill a gap in a research area that has long been in need of theoretical and empirical attention.

Exploring Language Change Book

Exploring Language Change


  • Author : Mari Jones
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2013-09-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 218
  • ISBN 10 : 9781136522338

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Exploring Language Change Excerpt :

In this student-friendly text, Jones and Singh explore the phenomenon of language change, with a particular focus on the social contexts of its occurrence and possible motivations, including speakers’ intentions and attitudes. Presenting new or little-known data, the authors draw a distinction between "unconscious" and "deliberate" change. The discussion on "unconscious" change considers phenomena such as the emergence and obsolescence of individual languages, whilst the sections on "deliberate" change focus on issues of language planning, including the strategies of language revival and revitalization movements. There is also a detailed exploration of what is arguably the most extreme instance of "deliberate" change; language invention for real-world use. Examining an extensive range of language situations, Exploring Language Change makes a clear, but often ignored distinction between concepts such as language policy and planning, and language revival and revitalization. Also featured are a number of case studies which demonstrate that real-life language use is often much more complex than theoretical abstractions might suggest. This is a key text for students on a variety of courses, including sociolinguistics, historical linguistics and language policy and planning.

Exploring Language Structure Book
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Exploring Language Structure


  • Author : Thomas Payne
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2006-01-12
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : null
  • ISBN 10 : 9781139448666

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Exploring Language Structure Excerpt :

Designed for those beginning to study linguistics, this is a lively introduction to two key aspects of the structure of language: syntax (the structure of sentences) and morphology (the structure of words). It shows students in a step-by-step fashion how to analyze the syntax and morphology of any language, by clearly describing the basic methods and techniques, and providing almost 100 practical exercises based on data from a rich variety of the world's languages. Written in an engaging style and complete with a comprehensive glossary, Exploring Language Structure explains linguistic concepts by using clear analogies from everyday life. It introduces a range of essential topics in syntax and morphology, such as rules, categories, word classes, grammatical relations, multi-clause constructions and typology. Providing a solid foundation in morphology and syntax, this is the perfect introductory text for beginning students, and will fully prepare them for more advanced courses in linguistic analysis.

Changing Language Assessment Book

Changing Language Assessment


  • Author : Sahbi Hidri
  • Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
  • Release Date : 2021-04-23
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 382
  • ISBN 10 : 3030422712

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Changing Language Assessment Excerpt :

This edited book brings together fifteen original empirical studies from a variety of international contexts to provide a detailed exploration of language assessment, testing and evaluation. Language assessment has a key role in the development and implementation of language and educational policies at the national level, and this book examines some of the impacts - both positive and negative - of different skills testing and examination approaches on learning outcomes and individual students' language learning. This book will be of interest to scholars working in applied linguistics and language education, teacher training, testing and evaluation, as well as stakeholders such as practitioners, educators, educational agencies, and test developers.