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LING71-109: Language Assessment


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

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - On Campus]
  • January 2023 [Standard Offering - Online]
Study areas
  • Communication and Creative Media
  • International Relations and Humanities
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $2,460
  • Commencing in 2023: $2,520

Learning outcomes

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. 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

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  • This subject is not available to students on US Financial Aid.
  • Students on a Student Visa may be restricted from enrolment due to the mode of delivery in the chosen semester. Check the subject outline for further details.

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering - On CampusStandard Offering - Online
Enrolment opens14/11/202114/11/2021
Semester start17/01/202217/01/2022
Subject start17/01/202217/01/2022
Cancellation 1?31/01/202231/01/2022
Cancellation 2?07/02/202207/02/2022
Last enrolment30/01/202230/01/2022
Withdraw – Financial?12/02/202212/02/2022
Withdraw – Academic?05/03/202205/03/2022
Teaching census?11/02/202211/02/2022