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Language Testing (Distance) - MA


Online Lancaster University    Department of Linguistics and English Language

Part time September MA, PGCert 24 months, part-time

About the course

Our programme aims to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. Through the programme, we aim to support you in creating testing and evaluation policies within your own context that conform to international standards of validity and reliability.

The programme is also available as a Postgraduate Certificate - see details below.

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Entry Requirements

2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects. We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for details.

Additional Requirements:

You will need to have three years of teaching experience and a current post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation. We may consider alternative language teaching or testing backgrounds.


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Gerard Seinhorst

The MA in Language Testing (by distance) is an ideal course for anyone who wants to acquire a thorough understanding of language testing but who cannot stay away from home or work for an extended period of time. The teaching staff makes every effort to compensate for the lack of face-to-face communication by giving personal, thought-provoking feedback on individual and group work. I have benefited greatly from this well-structured course, as it covers a wide variety of issues and topics pertinent to my workplace situation. I feel privileged to have been able to study under the guidance of such internationally renowned language testing experts.

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