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Testing & Assessment

Staff in Applied Linguistics are involved in a range of activities associated with testing which are detailed below. These include: Training in Testing, Research Projects, and Test Development Projects.

Training in testing

Our staff have extensive international experience in running training courses in language testing and assessment. Our current provision includes:

  • MA ELT degree with a specialism in English language testing and assessment.

We have linked with the University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations for collaborative activities in testing, including the MA ELT degree (Language Testing & Assessment).

Research Projects

Our staff have been involved in international research projects. For more information, please click here.

Test development projects

Our testing staff have been involved in a number of test development projects. For more information on test development, click here.

For many years we ran the very successful Warwick English Language Test (WELT), which was a university entrance test of English language proficiency.


Links to the CEFR and related documents

The Common European Framework of Reference: CEFR

How to familiarise yourself with the CEFR

The Dutch CEF Grid reading and listening

The ALTE Writing and Speaking Grids

Dialang online diagnostic tests

WebCEF Project to assess oral language proficiency


Links to Testing Pages

Assessing Language Development by CALPER, Pennsylvania State University

C-Test Pages (n German)

Glenn Fulcher's Language Testing Resources


Links to Associations


EALTA SIG Writing Assessment 

BAAL SIG Testing Evaluation Assessment