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Language Testing
November 2014

The next language testing feature will be released in time for Christmas. These have been a little sparse this year due to my sabbatical, but the end of the year always sees the yearly review in which I look back over the language testing stories of the year in journalistic style. In the meantime, enjoy the daily updates across the site, including news on this page, journals, jobs and articles.


What is Language Testing?
                    

Conferences: The LTRC 2015 website is up and running early as the conference is in the Spring.
Coming Soon: Language Testing Review of 2014 will be available as Christmas and New Year reading.


Current Feature:
Multiple Choice Items.
Click on the 'Features' link to see selected topics that have previously appeared in the features slot. These are changed up to four times a year, providing short pieces on subjects of interest to students of language testing and assessment.


The Language Testing Bookstore is an Amazon affiliate. We try to keep the store up to date with all books on language testing currently in print. These are arranged under a number of categories from general texts, to specialist areas of testing and assessment. You can also find texts on educational measurement and statistics that are commonly used in language testing programmes. All books ordered through the bookstore are delivered by Amazon.


Information Alert Services
The website has a number of free Information Alert Services that are designed to help you keep up to date with what is going on in the world of language testing & assessment. These services use webslicing, which is a web feature introduced with Internet Explorer 8. Information on how webslicing works is available on the site's technical page. When you subscribe to a webslice a tab is placed on the favourites bar of Internet Explorer and you are alerted whenever the information is updated. You can currently subscribe to any of the following services:

Language Testing News: Available on this page. When you subscribe your browser will check for new language testing stories on this website every few hours. Go straight to the top story, or come back to this page to see all new stories in the world's media. Frequency: Daily.

Jobs4U: A daily roundup of jobs in testing and assessment. You see just the most recent job available in the alert, but just click to go to the employment page where you will find all the new positions just advertised. Frequency: Daily.

Article Alert: Checks the language testing journals and many applied linguistics and educational research journals for articles on language testing. When you receive an alert, go to the page to see all the new articles that have just been published. Frequency: Weekly.

Language Testing Bytes: Notification of new issues of the podcast so you can download them from this website. Frequency: 3 - 4 times annually.

Language Testing on Youtube: Keep up with the videos published by testing, assessment and media companies. Frequency: Variable.

Also available is this website's bulletin with periodic information about updates and other language testing news. Frequency: variable.


Most Visited Language Testing Websites This Week
Academic | Official IELTS English Test Centre in Toronto
Please choose from one of the following three locations to view available Academic test dates:

IELTS - the International English Language Testing System ...
IELTS - free practice listening and reading tests for general and academic modules

Language schools language courses learn English French ...
Language courses abroad with Language Studies International. General, examination and executive courses. Learn English, Spanish, German, French in USA, Canada, Costa ...

Educational Testing Service (ETS)
Assessment development and research organization. Directory of tests for a variety of age groups and subjects. Information for applicants with disabilities, research ...

a4esl.org - Activities for ESL/EFL Students (English Study)
Free Online English Learning: Study English with Quizzes, Tests, Crossword Puzzles, Exercises and other activities for students of English as a second language.

TOEFL Prep Test - Free English Tests for ESL/EFL, TOEFL ...
TOEFL is an acronym that stands for Test of English as a Foreign Language. It measures your proficiency in the English language in an academic context.

English Language Community - Learning English vocabulary ...
Learn English language. Interactive, online grammar and vocabulary tests. Interactive exercises for all levels.

English Test
Practise your understanding of English with a series of free, graded online tests aimed at students taking the TOEIC and TOEFL examinations. Along with stories that ...

IELTS - International English Language Testing System| Home
Handbook, test explanations and information about obtaining practice material.

IELTS Academic | Practice tests, sample answers and skills ...
Practice tests, sample answers and skills training for IELTS, the gateway to global education

Exam English - Free Practice Tests for IELTS, TOEFL, TOEIC ...
Exam English Home Page. This web site is for people studying for an English language exam. These pages contain free online practice tests for the most important ...

World English : test, learn and study the English language ...
English on the internet. The best online resource for English as a second or foreign language (ESL / EFL), English exercises and activities, online English lessons ...

For Test Takers - TOEFL: Home
The TOEFL® Test Gives You an Advantage: Most Widely Accepted, Most Popular and Most Convenient Choice. The TOEFL® test is the most widely respected English-language ...

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Wikipedia, the ...
Test of English as a Foreign Language or TOEFL / ? t o? f ?l / TOH-f?l, is a standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language ...

IELTS | Test Takers - Test Sample
IELTS is the world's leading test of English for higher education, immigration and employment. Education institutions, faculties, government agencies and professional ...

International English Language Testing System - Wikipedia ...
The International English Language Testing System, or IELTS is an international standardised test of English language proficiency for non-native English language ...

TestMagic Test Preparation, Tutoring, and Admissions in ...
Offers SAT, GMAT, SSAT, ISEE, and TOEFL test preparation courses in San Francisco, California, United States. Also offers free tests, sample essays, grammar exercises ...

IELTS Exam Preparation - IELTS Home
IELTS is the International English Language Testing System. It measures ability to communicate in English across all four language skills listening, reading, writing ...

Institutions - International English Language Testing System
Who accepts IELTS? Detailed Search. Search by location

TOEFL Information | TestMagic - TestMagic Test Preparation ...
The TOEFL Test. Any questions? Ask in the TestMagic Forum! Official TOEFL Web Site. On-line TOEFL Tests


Humour
Testing and assessment is serious because it can affect the lives of test takers, institutions, and society. But like all human and social activities, there is a humorous side as well. So after all the heavy stuff in the rest of this website, you may enjoy looking at testing in a rather different way, in the humour page, where you'll find video, audio, cartoons and other fun stuff related to testing and assessment.


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