Level of Study
Place of Instruction
Objectives and Content
The course addresses testing and assessment of second language skills. Central topics are modern forms of language assessment, principles of testing and assessment, and their theoretical underpinnings. The course also discusses ethical aspect of language testing as well as issues related to testing and assessing language skills in multilingual persons.
After successfully completing this course, students will have:
- will have insight into principles of testing and assessment, and their theoretical underpinnings
- will have insight into modern forms of language assessment
- will have insight into ethical aspects of language testing and assessment
- can test and evaluate a learner's language skills
- can reflect upon principles of testing and assessment of second language skills
- can critically evaluate current systems and practises of language testing and assessment
- can take part in activities related to language testing and assessment
- has a theoretical and practical knowledge base about testing and assessing language skills in bilingual persons
Required Previous Knowledge
Recommended Previous Knowledge
Students must have a very good knowledge of the Norwegian language.
Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap
Access to the Course
The course is open to all students with the right to study at UiB.
Teaching and learning methods
Approximately16 lessons organised as lessons.
Approximately 10 student colloquia with sporadic teacher assistance.
If less than five students are registered to a course, the department might reduce the teaching, please see the department's guidelines regarding this on "My page". In cases when this situation may arise the students will be informed at the beginning of the semester, and before the deadline regarding semester registration 1.February/1.September.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance
A short paper of approximately 500 words submitted on the deadline decided by the course administration.
Forms of Assessment
4 hours written examination.
Written in bokmål.
Grade scale A-F.
An approximately 400-pages curriculum decided by the course administration.
Evaluation will be conducted in accordance with the University of Bergen's quality assurance system.
Department of Linguistic, Literary and Aesthetic Studies.
For written exams, please note that the start time may change from 09:00 to 15:00 or vice versa until 14 days prior to the exam. The exam location will be published 14 days prior to the exam. Candidates must check their room allocation on Studentweb 3 days prior to the exam.
Type of assessment: Written examination
- 03.03.2020, 09:00
- 4 hours
- Withdrawal deadline
- Examination system
- Digital exam