Communicative language testing
- About Author
Reflecting the shift which has recently occurred in approaches to languages testing in response to developments in teaching, this book highlights the importance of context, purposiveness and realistic discourse in testing, as in teaching. Discrete point, integrative and communicative approaches are all considered, together with their limitations in terms of validity, reliability and efficiency. Guidelines are given for monitoring tests, and samples of the tests considered to represent the best of current EFL testing practice in the UK, are provided.