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MA in Language Testing (by distance)
Program Homepage: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/testingdistance.php
Institution: Lancaster University
Address: Department of Linguistics and English Language
Lancaster University
City: Lancaster
Zip/Postal Code: LA1 4YT
State/Province: Lancs
Country: United Kingdom
Contact Person: Elaine Heron , Mrs

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Phone: +44 (0)1524 593050
Linguistic Subfield(s): Applied Linguistics
Other Program Specialties: language testing
Program Size: Large (over 25 students)
Program Description: Lancaster has a world-wide reputation for excellence in language testing. Staff members Tineke Brunfaut, Luke Harding, Judit Kormos, Marije Michel, and honorary members Charles Alderson and Dianne Wall have led and contributed to numerous language testing projects, including national test development projects in many countries and international test development and evaluation projects in English and other languages.

Former Lancaster Language Testing students are now leading test development and research projects in many parts of the world, in Ministries of Education and Defence, curriculum development centres, and universities and other institutions of higher learning, designing and evaluating tests of general language ability and languages for specific purposes.

Our web-based MA in Language Testing is designed so that you do not have to leave your workplace to pursue your studies in Lancaster. It offers you the opportunity for part-time distance learning and for basing your coursework and dissertation on issues and problems in your own educational context.
Available Financial Aid: http://www.ling.lancs.ac.uk/study/masters/funding.htm
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