Testing the untestable in language education /

The testing and assessment of language competence continues to be a much debated issue in foreign language teaching and research. This book is the first one to address the testing of four important dimensions of foreign language education which have been left largely unconsidered: learner autonomy,...

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Other Authors: Paran, Amos., Sercu, Lies.
Format: eBook
Published: Bristol, UK ; Buffalo, NY : Multilingual Matters, ©2010.
Series:New perspectives on language and education.
Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Table of Contents:
  • More than language: the additional faces of testing and assessment in language learning and teaching / Amos Paran
  • International competence
  • Assessing intercultural competence: more questions than answers / Lies Sercu
  • Interculturally savvy or not? Developing and assessing intercultural competence in the context of learning for business / Kaisu Korhonen
  • Eliciting the intercultural in foreign language education at school / Anthony J. Liddicoat and Angela Scarino
  • Autonomy
  • Measuring autonomy: should we put our ability to the test? / Phil Benson
  • Assessment of autonomy or assessment for autonomy? Evaluating learner autonomy for formative purposes / Terry Lamb
  • Learners reflecting on learning: evaluation versus testing in autonomous language learning / Leni Dam and Lienhard Legenhausen
  • Literature
  • Between Scylla and Charybdis: the dilemmas of testing language and literature / Amos Paran
  • Crossing the bridge from appreciative reader to reflective writer: the assessment of creative process / Jane Spiro
  • The taming of the immeasurable: an empirical assessment of language awareness / Hui-wei Lin
  • Language and content
  • Assessing language and content: a functional perspective / Bernard Mohan, Constant Leung and Tammy Slater
  • Teachers and texts: judging what English language learners know from what they say / Marylin Low
  • Towards systematic and sustained formative assessment of causal explanations in oral interactions / Tammy Slater and Bernard Mohan.