EDU 705 is an introductory language testing course that offers an opportunity to gain knowledge in the central concepts in second/foreign language testing. In addition to theoretical foundations, we will deal with technical and practical aspects including development and evaluation of language tests. The relationship between teaching and testing and the way in which theories of language learning relate to testing are also a focus. The course will also discuss current issues within diverse types of language tests and course participants will have opportunities to construct, try out, and evaluate their own language tests. The class will be structured in a lecture/discussion format. You will be responsible for completing all readings and homework on time. This will frequently be the basis for the class discussion.  No previous knowledge of statistics or an advanced level of mathematics is required.