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May 2016

Last month we released a new podcast in the new-look Language Testing Bytes, and this month sees a new feature on Context in Language Testing. This is a particularly tricky topic on which there is a growing number of papers. My personal favourite to date is Bachman's 2006 work, but this feature is an audio lecture based on my own 2015 contribution to the debate. Both papers are listed in the references. You can listen to the lecture in sections and download materials, or just download the entire lecture for your iPod. Remember that there are many other features on this site, most of which have been added to meet the needs and interests of my own students. Happy listening!


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Conferences: Call for papers for the 3rd MwALT 2016, deadline 13th June.
There is also a call for papers for ECOLT 2016, with a deadline of 3rd June.
Grants: TOEFL 2017 Research Grant Applications are invited by 15th July, 2016.
Coming Soon: The next podcast is scheduled for the Autumn now that it is biannual. The next addition to the features is likely to be something on the area of item and distractor analysis, but this very much depends upon time and interest in this topic among my students.


Current Feature:
Context in Language Testing: An audio lecture.
Click on the 'Features' link to see selected topics that have previously appeared in the features slot. These are changed up to four times a year, providing short pieces on subjects of interest to students of language testing and assessment.


The Language Testing Bookstore contains academic texts on languge testing. You can also use the Book Search page where you can input your own keywords. If you are a test taker, or preparing to take a test, the test preparation pages have links to the latest student texts, test preparation tips on YouTube, and information on language testing and immigration. We also provide links to many language testing related videos on YouTube.


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Article Alert: Checks the language testing journals and many applied linguistics and educational research journals for articles on language testing. When you receive an alert, go to the page to see all the new articles that have just been published. Frequency: Weekly.

Language Testing Bytes: Notification of new issues of the podcast so you can download them from this website. Frequency: twice a year.

Also available is this website's bulletin with periodic information about updates and other language testing news. Frequency: variable.


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