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Lancaster University: Language Testing (Distance)
|Institution||Lancaster University View institution profile|
|Department||Linguistics and English Language|
Our programme aims to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. The programme gives you the opportunity to develop a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design. Through the programme, we aim to support you in creating testing and evaluation policies within your own context that conform to international standards of validity and reliability.
The programme is also available as a Postgraduate Certificate - see details below.
With a short orientation seminar to launch the course, five online modules, and a dissertation, our programme is designed for part-time study over two years. We also offer opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation project on issues within your own educational or professional context. Programme content considers the major developments in language testing in recent years and reflects current thinking and good practice.
The programme starts with the orientation seminar in late September and runs over two academic years, ending with submission of dissertations in September two years later. Each taught module lasts one academic term.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
2:1 Hons degree (UK or equivalent) in a language/linguistics related degree or one with a number of language/linguistics-related subjects. We may also consider non-standard applicants, please contact us for details.
Additional Requirements: You will need to have three years of teaching experience and a current post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation. We may consider alternative language teaching or testing backgrounds.
|England||4690 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||4690 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||4690 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||4690 GBP for Year 1|
|International||9680 GBP for Year 1|
This programme is designed to meet the needs of professionals who have responsibilities for language testing and evaluation at institutional, regional or national level. It aims to provide you with a solid grounding in language test design, construction and evaluation, and in research design; this ensures that the testing and evaluation policies you create within your own contexts conform to international standards of validity and reliability. With a 3-day orientation seminar to launch the course, give online modules, and a dissertation, it is ideal for part-time learning; it offers opportunities to base your coursework and dissertation on issues within your own educational contexts.
|Level||RQF Level 7|
A good 2nd Class Honours degree, or its equivalent. Applicants must normally have 3 years of teaching experience and/or hold a post with responsibility for language test design, construction and evaluation. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require an IELTS score of 6.5 overall, with at least 6.0 in listening and speaking and at least 6.5 in reading and writing (or equivalent qualification).
|EU||4470 GBP for Year 1|
|England||4470 GBP for Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||4470 GBP for Year 1|
|Scotland||4470 GBP for Year 1|
|Wales||4470 GBP for Year 1|
|International||9220 GBP for Year 1|
Lancaster University is home to a dynamic postgraduate community and offers a wealth of both taught and research study options across a wide range of subject areas. We place an emphasis on interdisciplinarity and encourage collaboration, giving students access to expert teaching and research support and training from across the University.
Our international community extends far beyond the campus with research, teaching, student exchange partnerships with leading universities and institutions in 24 countries across the world and more than 148,000 alumni in over 180 countries worldwide. Lancaster is an open and welcoming community that values equality …
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