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This second edition remains the most practical guide for teachers who want to have a better understanding of the role of testing in language teaching. It has a new chapter on testing young learners and expanded chapters on common test techniques and testing overall ability....

Title : Testing for Language Teachers
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ISBN : 9780521823258
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 251 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Testing for Language Teachers Reviews

  • Amalie
    2019-02-02 21:29

    I read this because it's a recommended book for my degree. The book is excellent for the language teacher with a TESOL background. It teaches how to make a valid test questions, how to select types of tests, how to identify a flawed test, why some tests fail to accurately produce a record of students knowledge and abilities and everything in between. This book will guide you to be a better teacher. My single regret is that I did not find this book earlier. If you're a teacher looking for a book to help you with your test writing skills, this is a one one you should definitely check out.

  • David
    2019-02-20 19:36

    Actually very useful reading. Testing language proficiency (whether you are an ESL or foreign language instructor) is difficult and misunderstood and most measurements of "fluency" are terribly inaccurate. Few institutions, in my experience, really bother to try to follow the principles in this book, but anyone purporting to try to teach language should.

  • Jessica
    2019-01-29 17:36

    Readable, practical manual for any second language teacher.

  • Sajmas Urooj
    2019-01-29 20:18

    Though read for acedemic purposes (actually, err, a day before exam), I really enjoyed it. It gives accout of a number of tests, their aims, advantages and disadvantages, which is really helpful for every teacher who wants to take their student's learning to a next nevel. It is also provides an aid to have a deep analysis of student's capabilities, thier needs and progress.

  • Christina
    2019-02-18 21:35

    Reading this text for a Testing class in my graduate level TESOL/Applied Linguistics program at Winston-Salem State University. There is a tremendous amount of statistical data and how to arrive at such data, and the British spelling of words can be a tad disconcerting. I find the information relevant, but very dry in its delivery.

  • Megan
    2019-02-10 16:41

    This is actually a really helpful guide to how to write tests, especially language tests. Non-language teachers can still benefit from some sections of the book, like writing multiple choice questions (most teachers and test-writers could do better in this department).

  • Abeer Mohamad
    2019-02-07 21:40

    Sufficient Resource where I could able to thoroughly understand how Testing is related to & applied in Teaching !! Amazing !!

  • Elize
    2019-02-10 17:17

    Packed full of extremely helpful strategies and techniques, one of the best books on testing I've read.

  • Erica
    2019-02-09 18:13

    This is the testing Bible for language teachers. It should be in every school's library.