LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
ENGLISH DEPARTMENT
2009 SPRING
ANNOUNCEMENT TEACHER SYLLABUS ENTER CLASSROOM RELEVANT LINKS LECTURE ONLINE PROJECT TEST EVALUATION

SYLLABUS
LANGUAGE ASSESSMENT
(Spring 2009)

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Dr. Yuan, Yun-Pi
Office Hrs.: Tue.10-12, 1-4:30; Wed. 9-12, 1-4:30; Thurs. 8-4:30; Fri.1-4:30; or by appointment

Office: LA 301 Tel: (O) 2905-2560 Email: yuan@mail.fju.edu.tw
Class Time & Place: Wed. 8:10-9:00; Fri. 10:10~ 12:00 (SF901)
Objectives:
                * To differentiate traditional testing from continuous assessment
                * To understand the principles and trends of assessment and how they can be applied in practice
                * To develop a critical awareness of good vs. bad language tests (and assessment instruments) by
                    evaluating  the existing tests/assessment practice
                * To learn about ways to assess various language skills and integrate them in assessment
                * To practice constructing valid, practical and reliable tests for use in the classroom

Textbooks

Bailey, Kathleen M. (1998). Learning about language assessment. New York: Heinle &Heinle.

Brown, H. D. (2004). Language assessment: Principles and classroom practices. New York: Pearson.
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References
Buck, G. ( 2001). Assessing listening.
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press

Chapelle, C. A. & Douglas, D. (2006). Assessing language through computer technology. New York : Cambridge University Press.

Douglas, D.(2000). Assessing language for specific purposes. U.K. : Cambridge University Press.

McKay, P. ( 2006). Assessing young language learners. New York : Cambridge University Press.

Luoma S. ( 2004). Assessing speaking. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press.

Lynch, B. K. (2003). Language assessment and programme evaluation. Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press.


Grading
1. Review quizzes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40%
2. Project (presentation + assessment plan) . . . . . . 35%
3. Review (test or article) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20%
4. Attendance/participation/discussion . . . . . . . . . . . 5%

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