Testing for Language Teachers / Edition 2
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Testing for Language Teachers / Edition 2

by Arthur Hughes
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521484952

ISBN-13: 9780521484954

Pub. Date: 12/12/2002

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Tens of thousands of language teachers have used the first edition of Testing for Language Teachers. The second edition of this best-seller remains the most practical guide for teachers who want to have a better understanding of the role of testing in language teaching. it has been completely revised and has a new chapter on testing young learners and

Overview

Tens of thousands of language teachers have used the first edition of Testing for Language Teachers. The second edition of this best-seller remains the most practical guide for teachers who want to have a better understanding of the role of testing in language teaching. it has been completely revised and has a new chapter on testing young learners and expanded chapters on common test techniques and stages of test development. There is also an additional appendix on item banking and a revised appendix on statisitical analysis of test data. The principles and practice of testing are still presented in a logical, accessible way and guidance is given for the reader to devise their own tests.

The second edition of Testing for Language Teachers:

• analyses what makes a good test

• considers the different purposes of testing

• discusses how testing can encourage good teaching and learning

• describes common test techniques and administration.

No other text covers language testing as comprehensively and as accessibly as this one. If you have to test your students you will want to own this book.

'This book should be on the reference shelf of every ESL school and university library.' Jonathan Hove, EA Journal

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521484954
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/12/2002
Series:
Cambridge Language Teaching Library Series
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
264
Sales rank:
852,791
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsix
Prefacexi
1Teaching and testing1
2Testing as problem solving: an overview of the book8
3Kinds of tests and testing11
4Validity26
5Reliability36
6Achieving beneficial backwash53
7Stages of test development58
8Common test techniques75
9Testing writing83
10Testing oral ability113
11Testing reading136
12Testing listening160
13Testing grammar and vocabulary172
14Testing overall ability186
15Tests for young learners199
16Test administration215
Appendix 1The statistical analysis of test data218
Appendix 2Item banking234
Appendix 3Questions on the New Zealand youth hostels passage236
Bibliography237
Subject Index246
Author Index250

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