Testing Second Language Speaking
By (author) Glenn Fulcher
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Testing Second Language Speaking by Glenn Fulcher
Book DescriptionThe testing and assessment of second language learners is an essential part of the language learning process. Glenn Fulcher's Testing Second Language Speaking is a state-of-the-art volume that considers the assessment of speaking from historical, theoretical and practical perspectives. The book offers the first systematic, comprehensive and up-to-date treatment of the testing of second language speaking. Written in a clear and accessible manner, it covers: * Explanations of the process of test design * Costing test design projects * How to put the test into practice * Evaluation of speaking tests * Task types for testing speaking * Testing learners with disabilities It also contains a wealth of examples, including task types that are commonly used in speaking tests, approaches to researching speaking tests and specific methodologies that teachers, students and test developers may use in their own projects. Successfully integrating practice and theory, this book demystifies the process of testing speaking and provides a thorough treatment of the key ethical and technical issues in speaking evaluation.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780582472709
(234mm x 156mm x 17mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 27-Aug-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Glenn Fulcher
Practical Language Testing, Paperback (March 2010)
This practical book equips you with the skills, knowledge and principles necessary to understand and construct language tests.
Language Testing and Assessment, Paperback (December 2006)» View all books by Glenn Fulcher
Introducing students to the methods and debates associated with language testing assessment, this book explores the testing of linguistic competence of children, students, asylum seekers and many others in context of the uses to which such research can be put. It also presents and comments on key readings and articles.
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Author Biography - Glenn Fulcher
Glenn Fulcher is Director, Centre for Applied Language Studies, University of Dundee
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