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Sun Aug 15 2010

Books: Applied Linguistics: McKay

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        1.    Daniel Davies, Assessing Young Language Learners: McKay

Message 1: Assessing Young Language Learners: McKay
Date: 11-Aug-2010
From: Daniel Davies <ddaviescambridge.org>
Subject: Assessing Young Language Learners: McKay
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Title: Assessing Young Language Learners Published: 2010 Publisher: Cambridge University Press
                http://us.cambridge.org

Book URL: http://www.cambridge.org/catalogue/catalogue.asp?isbn=9780511732768

Author: Penny McKay Electronic: ISBN: 9780511732768 Pages: Price: U.S. $ 74.00
Hardback: ISBN: 9780521841382 Pages: 400 Price: U.K. £ 57.40 Comment: no longer available
Paperback: ISBN: 9780521601238 Pages: 400 Price: U.K. £ 22.00 Comment: Published in 2006
Abstract:

New Edition

In this book the author builds a comprehensive framework for the assessmentof young language learners in both foreign language and second languagelearning situations. She begins by considering why we need a special bookon young learner assessment, and describes the nature of young learnerlanguage learning. The assessment approach is task-based and is centredaround tasks and techniques suitable for young learners, with particularemphasis on classroom assessment. Oral language assessment, andreading and writing assessment are addressed in separate chapters, as is thelarge-scale testing of young learners. Underpinned by sound theory, the bookis full of practical guidelines, and draws on examples of assessmentcontexts, issues and practices from around the world. Assessing YoungLanguage Learners was winner of the Kenneth W Mildenberger Prize in 2006.

Contents

1 A special case for young learner language assessment2 Young learners and language learning3 Research into the assessment of young language learners4 Assessing language use through tasks5 Classroom assessment of language use6 Assessing oral language7 Assessing reading and writing8 Evaluating young learners' performance and progress9 Testing young language learners through large-scale tests10 The way forward


Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
Written In: English (eng )

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