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Language Testing
September - October 2014

This is the time of year when I take some vacation before the start of a busy semester. However, regular visitors will know that the Language Testing site is still updated on a daily basis, even when I'm not at my desk. If you want the website to inform you of new information just look for the green webslice button on your browser toolbar. There's also a new podcast available to accompany Language Testing 31(4). I hope you enjoy all the recently added content.


What is Language Testing?
                    

Conferences: The LTRC 2015 website is up and running early as the conference is in the Spring.
Awards: Applications for the Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award should be submitted by 16th September. Coming Soon: I've been rather slow on features this year because of study leave, but there are a couple scheduled for the autumn. Watch this space.


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.


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English-Test.net - Free English Tests for ESL/EFL, TOEFL ...
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 ...

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 ...

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Academic | Official IELTS English Test Centre in Toronto
Please choose from one of the following three locations to view available Academic test dates:

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.

Edufind - English grammar resources, exercises, and tests
Edufind.com is a collection of free English language tools and references for English learners, English teachers, and users of the 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 ...

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 ...

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

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IBPS CWE TEST OF ENGLISH LANGUAGE Online Practice Test
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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 ...

English Language (ESL) Grammar Quizzes for Students ...
Test yourself with our selection of 288 free English language quizzes covering grammar, usage and vocabulary for beginner and intermediate level English students.

Common European Framework of Reference for Languages ...
The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment, abbreviated as CEFR or CEF, is a guideline used to describe achievements of ...

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

Academic Word List: group 1 words - free practice test
Academic Word List: Group 1. All the words in this vocabulary test are from the Academic Word List These are the 570 most frequently used words in academic texts.

Test of English as a Foreign Language - TOEFL: Home
Information about the TOEFL tests and services are available online. Try the TOEFL practice questions.

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 ...

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

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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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Why is bilingual education 'good' for rich kids but 'bad' for poor, immigrant ... - Washington Post (blog)
24 October, 2014

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Washington Post (blog)
The children who had mostly English at home did worse in standardized test...


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Why is bilingual education 'good' for rich kids but 'bad' for poor, immigrant ... - Washington Post (blog)
24 October, 2014

Why is bilingual education 'good' for rich kids but 'bad' for poor, immigrant ...
Washington Post (blog)
The children who had mostly English at home did worse in standardized test...


Advisory panel recommends TOEFL English tests for future univ. entrance exams - Mainichi Daily News
24 October, 2014

Advisory panel recommends TOEFL English tests for future univ. entrance exams
Mainichi Daily News
A Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology advisory panel i...


Pavement testing closes B.G. street - Toledo Blade
23 October, 2014

Pavement testing closes B.G. street
Toledo Blade
BOWLING GREEN ? Pavement testing will close eastbound Wooster Street (State Rt. 64) at I-75 during the weekend, the Ohio Departmen...


Failing secondaries at risk of closure or takeover after GCSE grades drop
23 October, 2014
Fewer teenagers in England scored at least five C grades in their GCSEs, including English and maths, this year amid major changes to the exams and school league tables.

Finishing Grad School, Taking Lessons from Our Kids
23 October, 2014
Blog: GradHacker

Travis E. Ross is a graduate research fellow at the Tanner Humanities Center and a PhD candidate in History at the University of Utah. He is currently completing...



Testing Consortium Awards Contract for English-Learner Assessment - Education Week News (blog)
23 October, 2014

Testing Consortium Awards Contract for English-Learner Assessment
Education Week News (blog)
The World-Class Instructional Design and Assessment Consortium, one of two groups of s...


Knox BOE could vote next week on K-2 test's future - WBIR-TV
23 October, 2014

WBIR-TV

Knox BOE could vote next week on K-2 test's future
WBIR-TV
The tests, which are not state-mandated, focus on reading, language and math. A number of parents, teachers and b...


Sustainability commandment #2
23 October, 2014
Blog: Getting to Green

Shape your community so that by its very structure and operation it affirms and enhances the lives of all its members and so that it will continue to provi...



CPS wants to delay new test even though state already said 'No' - Chicago Sun-Times
23 October, 2014

Chicago Sun-Times

CPS wants to delay new test even though state already said 'No'
Chicago Sun-Times
The letter goes on to explain that the state board of education "must continue t...


Mark Zuckerberg leaps the language barrier in China - FT.com (blog)
23 October, 2014

Mark Zuckerberg leaps the language barrier in China
FT.com (blog)
This time, he made talking in a foreign language to an audience in Beijing look like a breeze, although the quest...


 
     
 
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