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Title: Language Assessment in Practice
Written By: Lyle Bachman
Adrian Palmer
URL: http://ukcatalogue.oup.com/product/9780194422932.do
Description:

Presents an innovative, unified, and easily applied approach to designing and
developing language assessments.

Language Assessment in Practice is a follow-up to the bestselling Language
Testing in Practice. It allows readers to become competent in the design,
development, and use of language assessments. The authors discuss concepts
and procedures clearly, illustrated with examples.

Key features:
Draws on authors' extensive experience in language teaching and assessment.
Takes into account the most recent developments in research in applied
linguistics, language teaching, and language assessment.
Illustrative test development projects guide readers through the process.
Additional website material accompanies the book.

Publication Year: 2010
Publisher: Oxford University Press
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
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Versions:
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0194422933
ISBN-13: 9780194422932
Pages: 510
Prices: U.K. £ 35.00