ENG 420 Language Evaluation

Course Title Language Evaluation
Course Number Eng. 420
Course description      In this course, students are introduced to various techniques of evaluating the performance of foreign language learners in the four skills as well as their command of sound and grammatical systems of English and of its vocabulary. Different types of tests (achievement, proficiency, aptitude and diagnostics) are briefly discussed too.
Course Objectives (i.e. Learning Outcomes as specified in the Course Specifications) Students should be able to:
1. Explain the basics concepts and techniques in test development.
2. Develop adequate tests in four areas (vocabulary, grammar, reading, writing) at different levels.
Textbook Hughes, Arthur. 2003. Testing for Language Teachers, 2nd ed. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Supplementary Reading # Madsen, Harold. Techniques in Testing. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1983.
# Heaton, J.B. Writing English Language Tests. Longman Group, 1988.
# Thomas A. Angelo & K. Patricia Cross (1993). Classroom Assessment Techniques. Jossey-Bass


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