Measuring Second/Foreign Language Performance

Course Information
TitleΜέτρηση Επίδοσης στη Δεύτερη/ Ξένη Γλώσσας / Measuring Second/Foreign Language Performance
CodeΕΔΞΓ 578
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolEnglish Language and Literature
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600016521

Programme of Study: PMS THEŌRĪTIKĪS KAI EFARMOSMENĪS GLŌSSOLOGIAS

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Ekmáthīsī kai Didaskalía Xénīs GlṓssasElective CoursesWinter/Spring-10

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Class ID
600132981
Course Category
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
a. students familiarise themselves with different types of tests b. students get training on testing skills, vocabulary and grammar c. students get familiarised with constructing a good test d. students get training on types of alternative assessment (portfolio, diary, conferencing, self assessment, etc)
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Design and manage projects
Course Content (Syllabus)
The purpose of this course is to introduce students to topics related to the design and construction of tests based on certain approaches and the the testing purpose. In particular, we will highlight the link between test and teaching and we will discuss the use of the different types of classroom assessments. Students will be introduced to fundamental concepts such as the validity and reliability of a test and will be informed about the techniques and procedures used in the design and evaluation of test and test results (data analysis, level of difficulty, etc.)
Keywords
assessment, validity, reliability, alternative assessment
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures391.4
Reading Assigment782.8
Written assigments1585.7
Total27510
Student Assessment
Description
Assignments.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Hughes, A. (1989). Testing for language teachers. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Alderson, J., C. Clapham and D. Wall. (1995). Language test construction and evaluation. Cambridge University Press. Bachman, L. F. & Palmer, A. S. (1996). Language testing in practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press.Brown, J.D. (1988). Understanding research in second language learning. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Baker, D. (1989). Language testing. Great Britain: Edward Arnold. Efstathiadis, E. (1993). Assessment and evaluation of language performance. Thessaloniki: University Studio Press. Fulcher, G., Davidson, F. & Kemp, J. (2011). "Effective rating scale development for speaking tests: Performance Decision Trees." Language Testing 28, 1, 5 29. Fulcher, G. (2008). "Assessing Language Quality". In Shohamy, E. (Ed.) Language Testing and Assessment. Vol. 7, Encyclopedia of Language and Education. New York: Springer Publishers, 157 176. Fulcher, G. (2007). "Evaluating quality in second language performance tests." English Language Assessment 1, 3 19. Genesee, F. & J. Upshur (1996). Classroombased evaluation in second language education. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Harmer, J. (2001). The practice of English language teaching. England: Pearson Education Limited. Heaton, J.B. (1990). Classroom Testing. London: Longman. Hughes, A. and D. Porter. (ed.) (1983). Current developments in language testing. London: Academic Press. Oller, J. (1979). Language tests at school. Great Britain: Longman Oller, J. (ed.) (1983). Issues in language testing research. Rowley, Mass.: Newbury House. Shohamy, E. (2001) The power of tests: A critical perspective on the uses of language tests.London:Longman Underhill, N. (1987). Testing spoken language. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Ur, P. (1996). A course in language teaching. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. Weir, C. (1993). Understanding and developing language tests. Hemel Hempstead: Prentice Hall International.
Last Update
07-11-2018