Professional Certificate in Language Assessment

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Enhance your language testing skills and drive better student outcomes.

The Professional Certificate in Language Assessment is designed to improve the standard of language assessment literacy and ESL testing around the world.

Offered completely online, this practical course is suitable for qualified language teachers as well as professionals who deliver language and ESL assessments. It draws on the highly-regarded expertise of specialists from the Language Testing Research Centre, and has been developed to enhance your ability to design and deliver effective and reliable language assessments.

What’s distinctive about this course is that in just six months you’ll gain the expertise you need to progress your language and ESL testing skills – and attain more valid and reliable results for students.

What you will learn

When you study the Professional Certificate in Language Assessment, you’ll learn about the key types of language assessments which promote learning, how to evaluate the efficacy of language assessments and have an opportunity to develop your own tests, then receive feedback from your tutors and peers.

This course will expand your skills and knowledge, and you will learn:

  • General concepts of language assessment, in both theory and practice
  • Principles of test development, test purposes and writing test specifications
  • How to develop and evaluate assessment tools for both the classroom and other contexts; and
  • Basic skills in statistical analysis of test data.

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Specialise in a growing field

On successful completion of the Professional Certificate in Language Assessment, you’ll have a broad understanding of how language assessment is used in different contexts and be able to promote best-practice in your current and future workplaces.

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Professional Certificate in Language Assessment