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Language Testing (Distance)

Course Description

This programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. It provides you with a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. This ensures that the testing and evaluation policies you create within your own contexts conform to international standards of validity and reliability.

With a three-day orientation seminar to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, it is ideal for part-time learning. It offers opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation on issues within your own educational contexts.

Language Test Construction and Evaluation
Background to Applied Linguistics for Language Testing
Issues in Language Testing
Research Methods
Statistics for Language Testing

Visit the Language Testing (Distance) page on the Lancaster University website for more details!

(Student Profile)

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.


Entry Requirements

A good second class honours degree, or its equivalent. Applicants must normally have three years of teaching experience and/or hold a post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation

Last Updated

24 October 2016

Course Fees

£3,625 per year (UK/EU), £7,750 per year (Overseas)

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