Language tests provide systems by which language proficiency can be measured for education entry, border control, and communication readiness, but until recent years, relatively little focus has been placed on language testing within the applied linguistics field.
In English Language Tests for Multiple Purposes, we explore the importance, methodology, and application of language proficiency tests, defining the types of tests available, the validity and reliability of such tests, and the implications of assessments and evaluations. Then, we provide samples of language tests used for multiple purposes.
Author Deng Akol Juach holds a PhD in Language and Linguistics and believes strongly in the need for a greater focus and depth of research on language testing by linguists. Accurate measures of language proficiency, he says, are essential in assessing true proficiency and using this knowledge to provide effective programs and processes.