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Books: New Challenges for Language Testing: Carrió-Pastor (ed.)

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Date: 21-Dec-2016
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Subject: New Challenges for Language Testing: Carrió-Pastor (ed.)
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Title: New Challenges for Language Testing
Subtitle: Towards Mutual Recognition of Qualifications
Published: 2016
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

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Editor: María Luisa Carrió-Pastor
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443802062 Pages: 190 Price: U.K. £ 54.99
Hardback: ISBN: 9781443802062 Pages: 190 Price: U.S. $ 93.95

The main focus of this volume is test development and accreditation requirements and needs. One of the major objectives here is to show the key aspects of the application of assessment in higher education and the systems of accreditation. Thanks to its unique perspective, it offers a different approach on various aspects of second language assessment. As universities are one of the best arenas for the analysis of language testing, the book thoroughly prepares higher education teachers to apply pilot studies and shows students’ responses to new testing techniques and accreditation requirements. It offers an enlightening guide for scholars with an academic interest in acquiring the basic principles of language testing and accreditation, providing real cases of how new ways of testing and accreditation can be useful to second language teachers and students. Readers will not only come to understand how to use new testing strategies, but also have the opportunity to see that the proposals described in each chapter may be useful to language assessment and motivation of students.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            General Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition

Written In: English (eng)

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