Mind your language: new podcast

Posted by mjs76 at Jun 07, 2010 02:59 PM |
Language Testing Bytes is a new academic podcast created by Dr Glenn Fulcher from our School of Education.

Published since 1984, Language Testing is an international peer reviewed journal which carries theoretical discussion, empirical studies and reviews in the field of language testing and assessment. This includes testing of first and second languages as well as the use of tests and assessments as research and evaluation tools.

Now Dr Glenn Fulcher from our School of Education, who co-edits the journal, has created a complementary Language Testing Bytes podcast. Produced three or four times each year, the podcast will explore an aspect of language testing featured in the current issue.

In the first podcast, Michael Kane from the National Conference of Bar Examiners, is asked about some of the topics raised in his paper ‘Validity and Fairness’, which can be found in the current issue, 27(2), of Language Testing. When issue 27(3) is published, the accompanying second podcast will feature guest editor Xiaoming Xi from the Educational Testing Service on the automated scoring of writing and speaking tests.