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LING71-109: Language Assessment

Description

This subject introduces you to language assessment and evaluation. You will learn principal concepts of language assessment including validity, reliability, authenticity and practicality. The subject examines various types of assessment, such as formal and informal, and summative and formative. You will explore various assessment types and techniques addressing specific language skills and learner factors. The subject will also give you an opportunity to apply principles of assessment and different evaluation models to developing effective language tests for various educational contexts. 

Subject details

Type: Postgraduate Subject
Code: LING71-109
EFTSL: 0.125
Faculty: Faculty of Society and Design
Semesters offered:
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • January 2022 [Standard Offering - Online]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - Online]
Credit: 10
Study areas:
  • International Relations, Politics, and Arts
Subject fees:
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,430.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,460.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,520.00
  • Commencing in 2021: $2,640.00
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,640.00
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,710.00

Learning objectives

1. Identify, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex issues in language assessment. 1. Identify, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex issues in language assessment. 1. Identify, synthesise, interpret and communicate complex issues in language assessment. 2. Independently and in teams, demonstrate expert cognitive skills to solve complex problems in language assessment. 2. Independently and in teams, demonstrate expert cognitive skills to solve complex problems in language assessment. 2. Independently and in teams, demonstrate expert cognitive skills to solve complex problems in language assessment. 3. Apply gained knowledge and skills in language assessment to new professional contexts, demonstrating expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as a language educator. 3. Apply gained knowledge and skills in language assessment to new professional contexts, demonstrating expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as a language educator. 3. Apply gained knowledge and skills in language assessment to new professional contexts, demonstrating expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as a language educator.

Enrolment requirements

Requisites:

Nil

Assumed knowledge:

Assumed knowledge is the minimum level of knowledge of a subject area that students are assumed to have acquired through previous study. It is the responsibility of students to ensure they meet the assumed knowledge expectations of the subject. Students who do not possess this prior knowledge are strongly recommended against enrolling and do so at their own risk. No concessions will be made for students’ lack of prior knowledge.

Restrictions:

Subject dates

  • Standard Offering - On Campus
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering - Online
    Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
    Semester start: 17/01/2022
    Subject start: 17/01/2022
    Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
    Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
    Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
    Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
    Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
    Teaching census: 11/02/2022
  • Standard Offering
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
  • Standard Offering - Online
    Enrolment opens: 13/11/2022
    Semester start: 16/01/2023
    Subject start: 16/01/2023
    Cancellation 1: 30/01/2023
    Cancellation 2: 06/02/2023
    Last enrolment: 29/01/2023
    Withdraw - Financial: 11/02/2023
    Withdraw - Academic: 04/03/2023
    Teaching census: 10/02/2023
Standard Offering - On Campus
Enrolment opens: 14/11/2021
Semester start: 17/01/2022
Subject start: 17/01/2022
Cancellation 1: 31/01/2022
Cancellation 2: 07/02/2022
Last enrolment: 30/01/2022
Withdraw - Financial: 12/02/2022
Withdraw - Academic: 05/03/2022
Teaching census: 11/02/2022