This course introduces basic concepts in language testing, and emphasizes the distinction between teaching and testing. It aims to enable teachers to prepare in-school tests of various types for their learners, and to help them understand the relationship between teaching and assessment. The course introduces the basic concepts of language testing for teachers. Topics include: relationship between syllabus, learning and testing: different types of test: diagnostic, achievement, proficiency; formative vs summative testing; norm-referenced testing and criterion-referenced testing; issues of reliability and validity; testing the four language skills and subskills; constructing tests; scoring of tests; interpreting test results; and alternative modes of evaluating learners without testing.
Status: On now
Duration: 11 Weeks