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Designing and Analyzing Language Tests


A hands-on introduction to language testing theory and practice.

Nathan Carr

Format: Paperback

Designing and Analyzing Tests with accompanying CD-ROM gives you a solid grounding in language assessment theory, practical guidance on developing and administering tests, and shows you how to use Excel for statistical analysis of procedures.

Language teachers often have to develop or choose tests or other assessments for their classes without any training. With this book and CD-ROM you learn how to choose from ready-made tests, or to adapt existing tests to better meet your needs. It gives you the tools you need to write your own tests and to analyze them.

The book is organized in two Parts: Part 1 focuses on language assessment theory, and guidance on developing and administering tests. Part 2 introduces the use of Excel for analyzing language test data.

Exploring Learner Language


A workbook and DVD pack that shows teachers how to analyse the language their ESL students use in the classroom.

Elaine Tarone and Bonnie Swierzbin

Format: Paperback

This innovative workbook and accompanying DVD provide a hands-on introduction to the study of language used by English learners. The DVD features six adult ESL learners and two native speakers of English completing individual and paired tasks that are linked to the book. Full transcripts included. Through an analysis at the case-study level, teachers can develop skills for exploratory practice.