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 : 9781444128017

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 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

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.

Testing Second Language Speaking Book

Testing Second Language Speaking

  • Author : Glenn Fulcher
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-10-13
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 310
  • ISBN 10 : 9781317873679

Testing Second Language Speaking Excerpt :

The testing and assessment of second language learners is an essential part of the language learning process. Glenn Fulcher's Testing Second Language Speaking is a state-of-the-art volume that considers the assessment of speaking from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The book offers the first systematic, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the testing of second language speaking. Written in a clear and accessible manner, it covers: Explanations of the process of test design Costing test design projects How to put the test into practice Evaluation of speaking tests Task types for testing speaking Testing learners with disabilities It also contains a wealth of examples, including task types that are commonly used in speaking tests, approaches to researching speaking tests and specific methodologies that teachers, students and test developers may use in their own projects. Successfully integrating practice and theory, this book demystifies the process of testing speaking and provides a thorough treatment of the key ethical and technical issues in speaking evaluation.

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

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.

Criterion Referenced Language Testing Book

Criterion Referenced Language Testing

  • Author : James Dean Brown
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2002-05-20
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780521000833

Criterion Referenced Language Testing Excerpt :

Criterion-referenced Language Testing looks at the practical applications of this new area of language testing.

Local Language Testing Book

Local Language Testing

  • Author : Slobodanka Dimova
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2020-02-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 228
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429960321

Local Language Testing Excerpt :

Local Language Testing: Design, Implementation, and Development describes the language testing practice that exists in the intermediate space between large-scale standardized testing and classroom assessment, an area that is rarely addressed in the language testing and assessment literature. Covering both theory and practice, the book focuses on the advantages of local tests, fosters and encourages their use, and provides suggested ideas for their development and maintenance. The authors include examples of operational tests with well-proven track records and discuss: the ability of local tests to represent local contexts and values, explicitly and purposefully embed test results within instructional practice, and provide data for program evaluation and research; local testing practices grounded in the theoretical principles of language testing, drawing from experiences with local testing and providing practical examples of local language tests, illustrating how they can be designed to effectively function within and across different institutional contexts; examples of how local language tests and assessments are developed for use within a specific context and how they serve a variety of purposes (e.g., entry-level proficiency testing, placement testing, international teaching assistant testing, writing assessment, and program evaluation). Aimed at language program directors, graduate students, and researchers involved in language program development and evaluation, this is a timely book in that it focuses on the advantages of local tests, fosters and encourages their use, and outlines their development and maintenance. It constitutes essential reading for language program directors, graduate students, and researchers involved in language program development and evaluation.

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

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.

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

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.

Understanding Language Testing Book

Understanding Language Testing

  • Author : Dan Douglas
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2014-03-18
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781444166422

Understanding Language Testing Excerpt :

Understanding Language Testing presents an introduction to language tests and the process of test development that starts at the very beginning. Assuming no knowledge of the field, the book promotes a practical understanding of language testing using examples from a variety of languages. While grounded on solid theoretical principles, the book focuses on fostering a true understanding of the various uses of language tests and the process of test development, scoring test performance, analyzing and interpreting test results, and above all, using tests as ethically and fairly as possible so that test takers are given every opportunity to do their best, to learn as much as possible, and feel positive about their language learning. Each chapter includes a summary, suggestions for further reading, and exercises. As such this is the ideal book for both beginning students of linguistics and language education, or anyone in a related discipline looking for a first introduction to language testing.

Language Testing Book

Language Testing

  • Author : Tim McNamara
  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release Date : 2006-11-10
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 312
  • ISBN 10 : 9781405155434

Language Testing Excerpt :

Winner of the SAGE/ILTA Award for Best Book on Language Testing 2009 This volume focuses on the social aspects of language testing, including assessment of socially situated language use and societal consequences of language tests. The authors argue that traditional approaches to ensuring social fairness in tests go some way to addressing social concerns, but a broader perspective is necessary to examine the functions of tests on a societal scale. Considers these issues in relation to language assessment in oral proficiency interviews, and to the assessment of second language pragmatics. Argues that traditional approaches to ensuring social fairness in tests go some way to addressing social concerns, but a broader perspective is necessary if we are to fully understand the social dimension of language assessment.

Language Testing Reconsidered Book

Language Testing Reconsidered

  • Author : Janna Fox
  • Publisher : University of Ottawa Press
  • Release Date : 2007-06-01
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9780776618067

Language Testing Reconsidered Excerpt :

Language Testing Reconsidered provides a critical update on major issues that have engaged the field of language testing since its inception. Anyone who is working in, studying or teaching language testing should have a copy of this book. The information, discussions, and reflections offered within the volume address major developments within the field over the past decades, enlivened by current "takes" on these issues. The real value of this collection, however, lies in its consideration of the past as a means of defining the future agenda of language testing.

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

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"--

A Handbook of Persuasive Tactics Book

A Handbook of Persuasive Tactics

  • Author : Joan Mulholland
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2003-09-02
  • Genre: Education
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN 10 : 9781134878758

A Handbook of Persuasive Tactics Excerpt :

Most people have to communicate with colleagues every day and persuade them to understand their opinions or to accept their views. This handbook is intended for anyone who is interested in such goal-oriented language. It extracts 300 persuasive tactics from research findings in communication, linguistics, pragmatics and related fields, and presents them in a clear, concise and consistent manner. Such tactics as analogy, argument presentation, humour and metaphor are included. Each tactic is presented on a separate page with an analysis of its persuasive value. Two indexes - one by persuasive need and the other by tactic - allow readers full flexibility to use the handbook in their own way. This work should be of interest in courses which deal with the management of interaction, pragmatics, discourse analysis and communications.

Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers Book
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Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers

  • Author : Lyle Bachman
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2018-01-25
  • Genre: Study Aids
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN 10 : 9780194218368

Language Assessment for Classroom Teachers Excerpt :

This book provides teachers with an entirely new approach to developing and using classroom-based language assessments. This approach is based on current theory and practice in the field of language assessment and on an understanding of the assessment needs of classroom teachers. The following key questions are addressed: • Why do I need to assess? What beneficial consequences do I want to help bring about? How can my assessments help my students learn better and help me improve my teaching? • When and how often do I need to assess? What decisions do I need to make to help bring about these beneficial consequences? • What do I need to assess? How can I define the abilities that I want to assess? • How can I assess my students? What kinds of assessment tasks should I create? How can I score my students’ responses to these tasks? The authors guide the reader step-by-step through the process of developing and using classroom-based assessments with clear explanations and definitions of key terms, illustrative examples, and activities for applying the approach in practice. Extra resources are available on the website: Lyle Bachman is Professor Emeritus of Applied Linguistics at the University of California, Los Angeles. He serves as a consultant in language testing research projects and in developing language assessments for universities and government agencies around the world, and he conducts courses and training workshops in language assessment. Barbara Damböck was Director of Studies of the English Department at the Teacher Training Academy in Dillingen, Germany, from 2003 to 2011. From 2003 to 2017 she supervised the training of oral examiners for the certification examination for elementary school English teachers in Bavaria. She has extensive experience as a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, and teacher of teacher trainers. She conducts courses and workshops for teachers and teacher trainers around the world.

Teaching and Testing Second Language Pragmatics and Interaction Book

Teaching and Testing Second Language Pragmatics and Interaction

  • Author : Carsten Roever
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2021-09-30
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9780429522888

Teaching and Testing Second Language Pragmatics and Interaction Excerpt :

Pragmatic ability is crucial for second language learners to communicate appropriately and effectively; however, pragmatics is underemphasized in language teaching and testing. This book remedies that situation by connecting theory, empirical research, and practical curricular suggestions on pragmatics for learners of different proficiency levels: It surveys the field comprehensively and, with useful tasks and activities, offers rich guidance for teaching and testing L2 pragmatics. Mainly referring to pragmatics of English and with relevant examples from multiple languages, it is an invaluable resource for practicing teachers, graduate students, and researchers in language pedagogy and assessment.