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"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more



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FYI: Language Testing Bytes Podcast Series


Author: Vern Swart

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics

FYI Body: Language Testing Bytes, the official podcast series of Language Testing, is currently available for free download at http://ltj.sagepub.com/site/podcast/podcast_dir.xhtml

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 9: Luke Harding from the University of Lancaster discusses why many language test providers only use standard accents on tests of listening.

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 8: Tan Jin and Barley Mak discuss approaches to scoring performance tests based on fuzzy logic.

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 7: Mark Wilson discusses Measurement Models (Volume 28 Issue 4).

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 6: Craig Deville and Micheline Chalhoub-Deville discuss standards based testing in the United States (Volume 28 Issue 3).

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 5: John Read on Vocabulary Testing (Volume 28 Issue 2).

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 4: Interviews with Khaled Barkaoui and Melissa Bowles on thinkaloud protocols (Volume 28 Issue 1).

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 3: Interview with Dr Jim Purpura on the place of grammar in language testing.

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 2: Interview with Dr Xiaoming Xi on automated scoring of speaking and writing tests (Volume 27 Issue 3).

* Language Testing Bytes Podcast Number 1: Interview with Mike Kane on test validation (Volume 27 Issue 2).

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