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LANGUAGE TESTING SYLLABUS

Subject description
Subject
Code
Credit
Semester

: Language Testing
:
:2
:5

Standard Competencies
By the end of the course, students are expected to
1.
2.
3.
4.

Describe the range of the purposes and uses of language assessment


Understand the testing principles and identify the key literature on language assessment
Apply principles of language assessment to evaluate language tests and assessment practices
Design, administer and evaluate language skill tests

Evaluation
Attendance
Presentation
Assignment
Mid Test
Final Test

10%
20%
20%
25%
25%

Course Outline
: The course will cover the following areas.
Week Date
Topic and sub topic
Objective
1
Ss are able to :
The concept of
1. distinguish assessment from teaching
testing, assessment
2. distinguish formal and informal
and teaching

Classroom activity
Explanation,
Question answer,
Discussion

Reference/s
Language assessment:
Principles and classroom
Practices by H. Douglas

The concept of testing,


assessment and teaching

The concept of language


assessment principles

The concept of language


assessment principles

The concept of language


assessment principles

The concept of language


assessment principles

The concept of assessing


listening

assessment
3. distinguish Norm Referenced test from
Criterion Referenced Test classroom
testing
Ss are able to :
1. describe the approaches to language
testing
2. Describe the current issues in classroom
testing
Ss are able to :
1. describe the principles of assessment
2. identify the principles in language testing
Ss are able to :
3. describe the principles of assessment
4. identify the principles in language testing
Ss are able to :
1. Describe the strength and weakness of each
principles
2. Apply the principles into the test
Ss are able to :
3. Describe the strength and weakness of each
principles
4. Apply the principles into the test
Ss are able to :
1. Describe the micro and macro skills of
listening
2. Describe the basic types of listening
performances

Brown

Explanation,
Question answer,
Discussion

Explanation
Discussions

Explanation,
Question answer,
Discussion
Explanation
Discussion
Presentation

Explanation,
Question answer,
Discussion

Explanation
Discussion

UTS

The concept of assessing


speaking

Ss are able to :
1. Describe the micro and macro skills of
speaking

Explanation,
Question answer,

10

11

13

14

2. Describe the basic types of speaking


performances
The concept of assessing Ss are able to :
speaking
3. Describe the micro and macro skills of
speaking
4. Describe the basic types of speaking
performances
The concept of assessing Ss are able to :
reading
1. Describe the micro and macro skills of
reading
2. Describe the basic types of reading
performances
The concept of assessing Ss are able to :
writing
1. Describe the micro and macro skills of
writing
2. Describe the basic types of writing
performances
The concept of assessing Ss are able to :
writing
3. Describe the micro and macro skills of
writing
4. Describe the basic types of writing
performances
The concept of
Ss are able to :
alternatives in assessment 1. Describe the alternatives in assessment
2. Describe the strength and the weakness of
the alternatives in assessment
UAS

Discussion

Explanation,
Question answer,
Discussion

Explanation,
Question answer,
Discussion

Explanation,
Question answer,
Discussion

Explanation,
Quest- answer,
Discussion

Aitchison, Jean. 1999.


Linguistics: teach
yourself. Mac Graw
Hill.