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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.


Most Visited Language Testing Websites This Week
For Test Takers - TOEFL: Home
The TOEFLŪ Test Gives You an Advantage: Most Widely Accepted, Most Popular and Most Convenient Choice. The TOEFLŪ test is the most widely respected English-language ...

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.

Free English Level Test - How good is your English? Which ...
Test your Level of English. What is your level of English? Which exam should you study for? Check your level with these two level tests: Grammar & vocabulary level test

WIDA
WIDA supports academic language development and academic achievement for linguistically diverse students through high quality standards, assessments, research, and ...

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.

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 ...

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

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 ...

TOEFLŪ Prep- and TOEFLŪ Preparation -- 120 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.

Free English Tests for ESL/EFL, TOEFLŪ, TOEICŪ, SAT ...
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 ...

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 ...

Free TOEFLŪ Practice Test - TestDEN Online Courses for ...
Free TOEFLŪ Practice Test TestDEN's online TOEFL Practice exam takes 30 minutes and contains reading, listening, speaking and writing questions.

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.

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

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IELTS (Internatinoal English Language Testing System) ?? ??? 1989 ????? ??? ??????? ?????? Cambridge University, British Council ????? ...

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 ...


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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Um, here's an, uh, map that shows where Americans use ?um? vs. ?uh? - Quartz
15 September, 2014

Um, here's an, uh, map that shows where Americans use ?um? vs. ?uh?
Quartz
The map above shows a preliminary attempt to use the tremendous amount of linguistic data being produced...


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Um, here's an, uh, map that shows where Americans use ?um? vs. ?uh? - Quartz
15 September, 2014

Um, here's an, uh, map that shows where Americans use ?um? vs. ?uh?
Quartz
The map above shows a preliminary attempt to use the tremendous amount of linguistic data being produced...


Japanese Educators Learn From American Teachers and Schools
15 September, 2014
The story the American public keeps hearing is that United States schools, students, and teachers are all failures and that massive change is needed. George Bush and the Republi...

Swedish Surprise - National Review Online
15 September, 2014

Swedish Surprise
National Review Online
Akesson calls for cutting back on asylum acceptances, requiring immigrants to pass language tests, and trimming immigrants' welfare benefit...


Okanagan College Media Release - Castanet.net
15 September, 2014

Okanagan College Media Release
Castanet.net
The test is offered at the College in conjunction with Global Village Vancouver, a 25-year-old English language school in Vancouver tha...


Silicon Valley Struggles To Speak FDA's Language - Sci-Tech Today
15 September, 2014

Silicon Valley Struggles To Speak FDA's Language
Sci-Tech Today
Even the most stubborn Silicon Valley companies are learning to speak FDA's language. Genetic testing company 23and...


Weekly Chinese Internet Notes: Baidu and Perfect World - Forbes
15 September, 2014

Weekly Chinese Internet Notes: Baidu and Perfect World
Forbes
It invested $10.6 million in Beijing based online educational platform smartstudy.com, which prepares students for th...


How to crack the TOEFL - Times of India
14 September, 2014

How to crack the TOEFL
Times of India
The Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is divided into four sections -reading, writing, listening and speaking. It is important to...


Upstart English-Testing Services Take Aim at Longtime Market Leaders - Wall Street Journal
14 September, 2014

Wall Street Journal

Upstart English-Testing Services Take Aim at Longtime Market Leaders
Wall Street Journal
The leading incumbents are the Test of English as a Foreign Language, o...


British Council scholarship for four - The Star Online
12 September, 2014

British Council scholarship for four
The Star Online
?As an international English proficiency test, IELTS has grown in popularity with over 2.2 million tests taken in 2013, and is...


The Future Will NOT be Standardized
11 September, 2014
Join parents, teachers and concerned citizens  September 25th at 7:00 PM at the Moonpaper Tent 8503 Roosevelt Way, NE Seattle, 98115 For decades, standardized testing has been a...

 
     
 
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