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Review - September 2015

Focus on Assessment

Eunice Eunhee Jang, OUP;


Focus on Assessment is part of the innovative Oxford Key Concepts series which helps teachers understand research. Five chapters explore the principles of assessing learners aged six to sixteen. Chapter one describes the uses of language assessment. Chapter two, on the theory of language development, is particularly strong on how learners develop language proficiency. Chapters three and four focus on young learners and adolescents respectively. The final chapter succinctly describes what we currently know about language assessment. I like the interactive approach, with readers being asked regular questions. Aimed at teachers taking an MA Tesol or diploma. Includes a useful glossary. Insightful.