Current Issues in Language Evaluation, Assessment and Testing: Research and Practice
Current Issues in Language Evaluation, Assessment and Testing: Research and Practice is a collection of research papers, most of which were presented at the 17th World Congress of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA), which was held in 2014 in Brisbane, Australia. The volume comprises 15 chapters presenting current research projects and discussing issues related to language testing and the development of language assessment instruments in a variety of contexts around the world. This anthology will be of use to both new and seasoned researchers within the field of Applied Linguistics and TESOL. Teacher educators, language teachers, and language assessment professionals will find this volume equally useful as the papers present current trends in testing and evaluation.
Dr Christina Gitsaki is an Associate Professor and Research Coordinator at the Center for Educational Innovation at Zayed University, UAE. Dr Gitsaki has previously served as the UNESCO Chair in Applied Research in Education, designing professional development programs for teachers in the K-12 and higher education sectors. She has served on the executive boards of professional associations such as the Applied Linguistics Association of Australia, the Gulf Comparative Education Society, TESOL Arabia, and is currently the Secretary General of the International Association of Applied Linguistics (AILA). She has published extensively, and her research interests are in second language acquisition and pedagogy, the use of educational technology in the second language classroom, teacher professional development, and the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Dr Christine Coombe received a PhD in Foreign/Second Language Education from Ohio State University, and is currently part of the English/General Studies faculty of Dubai Men’s College, UAE. Christine is co-author and editor of numerous professional volumes, including A Practical Guide to Assessing English Language Learners (2007), The Cambridge Guide to Research in Language Teaching and Learning (2015), and Reigniting, Retooling and Retiring in English Language Teaching (2012). Most recently, Christine served as President of the TESOL International Association (2010–2013), and received the British Council’s International Assessment Award in 2013.
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