Language Testing

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OUP Oxford, Feb 10, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 140 pages
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This book offers a succinct theoretical introduction to the basic concepts in language testing in a way that is easy to understand. In the Japanese context, this book is highly recommended for university faculty members involved in obtaining assessment literacy, teachers who want to validate their exploratory teaching and testing, or applied linguistics students new to the language testing field. The book is divided into four main sections. The first provides an overview of the principles of language testing. The next contains short extracts from the testing literature with questions which stimulate further thinking. Section 3 is a list of references with brief annotations and Section 4 a glossary of referenced testing terms.
 

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Contents

Testing testing What is a language test?
3
Communication and the design of language tests
13
The testing cycle
23
testing the test
47
B Measurement 5 5
55
The social character of language tests
67
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Professor Henry Widdowson is Emeritus Professor of Education, University of London, and has also been Professor of Applied Linguistics at Essex University and Professor of English Linguistics at the University of Vienna.

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