Language testing in practice: designing and developing useful language tests

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Oxford University Press, Sep 12, 1996 - Foreign Language Study - 377 pages
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This book relates language testing practice to current views of communicative language teaching and testing. It builds on the theoretical background expounded in Bachman's a href="/elt/global/isbn/0-19-437065-8/"Fundamental Considerations in Language Testing/a and examines the design,planning, and organization of tests. The book is divided into three sections which discuss 1) objectives and expectations, the context of language testing, and the abilities to be tested; 2) the process of test development, including blueprints, resources, operationalization, and scoring methods;and 3) ten examples which illustrate the principles discussed in Parts One and Two.

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Adrian Palmer is Professor of Services Marketing at the University of Gloucestershire. Previously he was Professor of Tourism and Marketing at the University of Ulster.
Prior to joining Academia he held management positions within the transport and travel industry. He has published widely on the subjects of buyer-seller relationships, customer loyalty and service quality. He is a member of the editorial boards for the European Journal of Marketing, Journal of
Marketing Management, and Journal of Services Marketing.

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