Language Testing

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OUP Oxford, Feb 10, 2000 - Foreign Language Study - 140 pages
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This accessible book examines issues such as test design, the rating process, validity, measurement, and the social dimension of language testing. It looks at both traditional and newer forms of language assessment, and the challenges posed by new views.
 

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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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