Speaking is a central yet complex area of language acquisition. The assessment of this crucial skill is equally complex. This book takes teachers and language testers through the research on the assessment of speaking as well as through current tests of speaking. The book then guides language testers through the stages of test tasks, rating practices and design.
A comprehensive review of research related to speaking assessment.
A systematic and practical approach to the design of speaking tests.
Accessible to teachers who need to devise speaking tests.