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HLJHLJ



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:09 pm    Post subject: Language testing courses Reply with quote

I've been toying with getting some proper qualifications in assessment design.

This is the course that caught my eye originally
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/masters/courses/language-testing-distance-ma/

and they also do a short residential summer school.
http://www.lancaster.ac.uk/linguistics/study/summer-schools/language-testing-at-lancaster/

I was wondering if anyone knows of any similar courses or has maybe even taken one?
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spiral78



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did a module in designing assessments (after which I had to produce a working paper describing my own application of the theory) as a part of my MA at Birmingham some years back.

I followed it up by designing and piloting assessments for one university and for an international worker recruitment agency.

It's interesting, but I wouldn't like to spend a great deal of my time doing assessments.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Smile I already spend a lot of my time doing assessments, so I'm reaching the point where I feel I should be doing it better.

I've found that module at Birmingham now, thanks! It looks like it can only be taken as part of an MA, but I can check that with them. I think I probably need something a bit more advanced, but it's still really helpful to see what else is out there.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yeah, I agree that Lancaster looks like a higher-level course. I'll be interested in what direction you ultimately go - I have colleagues who may have a personal interest in such quals.
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