LING 5106 Theory and Application of Assessment in TESOL

Pre-requisites: LING 1001, LING 1002, LING 1005

This course provides an overview of current theories and practices in language testing and helps students construct a range of instruments used to assess proficiency in English as a Foreign/Second Language in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. It reviews the functions and purposes of assessment, different assessment formats and ways of analysing, interpreting and communicating test results. The course also examines the theory and application of assessment as these impact on students’ affective and cognitive abilities, evaluation of materials and courses, and innovative teaching practices for TESOL.

Method of Instruction: 3 weekly seminar hours
Assessment: 100% in-course assessment

This is a course on the Dip TESOL programme, and is normally offered in Semester 1.