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.
Modules - Language Test Construction and Evaluation - Background to Applied Linguistics for Language Testing - Issues in Language Testing - Research Methods - Statistics for Language Testing
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.
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. IELTS: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing) or equivalent.
Recipient: Lancaster University
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