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Postgraduate Course: Language Testing (EDUA11045)

Course Outline
SchoolMoray House School of Education CollegeCollege of Humanities and Social Science
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaEducation Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe 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)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesNone
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  Yes Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Class Delivery Information GROUP 1:
Lecture
Mondays
12.00 noon-1.00pm
Charteris 5.4

Workshop
Thursdays
1.00pm-3.00pm
Thomson┐s Land G9

GROUP 2:
Lecture
Mondays
2.00pm-3.00pm
Charteris 5.2

Workshop
Thursdays
2.00pm-4.00pm
Thomson┐s Land G10

GROUP 3:
Lecture
Mondays
2.00pm-3.00pm
Charteris 4.4 (except 10 March CH5.3)

Workshop
Thursdays
3.00pm-5.00pm
Thomson┐s Land G9


Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Supervised Practical/Workshop/Studio Hours 8, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 172 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
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.
Assessment Information
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.
Special Arrangements
None
Additional Information
Academic description Not entered
Syllabus Not entered
Transferable skills Not entered
Reading list Not entered
Study Abroad Not entered
Study Pattern Not entered
KeywordsNot entered
Contacts
Course organiserDr Aileen Irvine
Tel: (0131 6)51 6145
Email: aileen.irvine@ed.ac.uk
Course secretaryMrs Moira Ross
Tel: (0131 6)51 6206
Email: Moira.G.Ross@ed.ac.uk
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