Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2012:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught online/distance.
Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
On campus or online
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|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: A 2.5 hour seminar per week. For students taking this subject online: 2.5 hours of online work related to course materials (activities, self-assessment, bulletin board discussion) |
Total Time Commitment:
2/5 contact hours/week. 7.5 additional hours/week. Total of 10 hours per week.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorProf Tim Mcnamara
Introduction to the theory and practice of language testing in a range of second language contexts. Topics covered include the social and political functions of tests, test validity, test reliability, norm-referenced and criterion-referenced tests, reporting of results including rating scales, profiles and outcome statements, testing of language for specific purposes, design, construction and validation of language tests, classroom language assessment and alternative assessment practices. Students will be encouraged to develop solutions to language assessment problems relevant to their own work settings.
Two written assignments: 2000 words, 40% (due towards the middle of the semester). and 3000 words, 60% (due after the end of the semester).
A reader will be available.
Bachman, LG and A.S Palmer (1996) Language Testing in Practice. Oxford University Press
Fulcher, G and F Davidson (2007). Language Testing and Assessment: An Advanced Resource Book. Routledge
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Subject offered as both online and on-campus. Some restrictions on student visa holders apply. Please contact the subject coordinator for more information.
M.A.Applied Linguistics (Advanced Seminars and Shorter Thesis) |
English Language |
Technology in Language Learning
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