Postgraduate Course: Language Testing (EDUA11045)
|School||Moray House School of Education
||College||College of Humanities and Social Science
||Availability||Available to all students
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Home subject area||Education
||Other subject area||None
||Taught in Gaelic?||No
|Course description||The course covers these topics:
1. Basic Concepts. How fair can a test be?
2. Reliability. How reliable are you as a marker?
3. Validity and ethics. Which is more important: reliability or validity?
4. Criterion-referenced and domain-referenced testing. Creating and using domain specifications.
5. The Structure of Language Proficiency. Construct validity
6. Testing techniques and procedures. Evaluating grammar and vocabulary test items
7. Testing speaking. Evaluating speaking test items
8. Testing writing. Evaluating writing test items
9. Testing listening. Evaluating listening test items
10. Testing reading. Evaluating reading test items
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
|Additional Costs|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?||Yes
Course Delivery Information
|Delivery period: 2012/13 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1)
||Learn enabled: Yes
|Moray House||Lecture||1-11|| 14:00 - 17:00|
||First class information not currently available|
|No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
|After successful completion, participants should:
- Be familiar with a wide range of current ideas and methods in language testing.
- Be able to relate them to theories and assumptions about language, and learning, and human abilities.
- Have basic competence in writing classroom tests and evaluating published tests.
- Be able to use tests as research tools, e.g. in formative curriculum evaluation.
- Be familiar, at a basic level, with the concerns of professional test writers.
|One project of 4,000 words. There will be a choice of projects involving the evaluation and/or design and/or trying out of tests or parts of tests.|
|Course organiser||Dr Aileen Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)51 6145
|Course secretary||Ms Angela Hunter
Tel: (0131 6)51 1196
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