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ET976 - Language Testing

  • Module code: ET976
  • Module name: Language Testing
  • Department: Centre for Applied Linguistics
  • Credit: 15

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

Testing performs a number of functions within the field of English Language Teaching. It serves a pedagogic function in that it informs the teaching and learning process and a classification function in the area of proficiency testing and for normative and comparative purposes. As a mechanism for data collection it is one of the components of research into language teaching and learning. This option therefore aims to foster a critical understanding of language testing as it applies to a variety of language learning situations.

Principal learning outcomes

By the end of the module students will have developed a basic understanding of the purpose and scope of different assessment methods; gained insight into good practice in test design and administration; developed a basic understanding of the theoretical bases of language test validation; familiarised themselves with a range of tests and test formats; gained hands-on experience in analysing tests or in (re-) designing a test section; developed practical skills to be able to interpret results, using appropriate statistics.

Timetabled teaching activities

Weeks 1-10 in Term 2, made up input sessions and discussion and workshop activities

Departmental link

http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/soc/al/study/ma/modules/

Other essential notes

15 credits

Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
15 CATS (Module code: ET976-15)
A (Assessed work only) Essay 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

Core

N/A

Optional Core
  • Postgraduate Taught Drama Education and English Language Teaching (X3BA) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PH) - Year 3
Optional
  • Postgraduate Social Science Research (L98A) - Year 1
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9P4) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PD) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PE) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 3
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PF) - Year 4
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 2
  • Postgraduate Taught English Language Teaching (X9PG) - Year 3