Course structure

Course structure

To gain the Professional Certificate in Language Assessment you must complete 25 points comprised of:

  • Two core subjects.
Compulsory subjects
General Concepts in Language Assessment12.5

General Concepts in Language Assessment

In this subject, students are introduced to the general concepts of language assessment and examine the assessment of listening, reading, speaking and writing as well as integrated skills in detail, in both theory and practice. This includes the general principles of test development, test purposes, writing of test specifications, test items and test tasks. The participants are also introduced to the topic of validity in language assessment and will learn some basic skills in statistical analysis of test data.

Detailed Information LING90038
Type Compulsory
Language Assessment for Learning12.5

Language Assessment for Learning

In this subject, students are introduced to the main concepts of learning-oriented assessment. The subject explores the differences between learning-oriented assessment and other language assessments and provides an introduction to the use of standards and frameworks. Participants will learn the key types of language assessments which promote learning and will have an opportunity to develop their own assessments and receive feedback on these from peers. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn how to evaluate learning-oriented language assessments and assessment systems.

Detailed Information LING90037
Type Compulsory


The estimated hours required for each subject is between 15 -19 hours per week, but this varies for each student and depends on your task management and planning, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.

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