Level of education: Master programme

Type of instruction: Full-time

Duration: 2 years

Language of instruction: English, Russian

 

Courses

  • Development of Test Assignments
  • Expert Assessment of Speaking Skills
  • Workshop on Test Design
  • Workshop on International Tests (languages: English, German, French, Italian — elective) resulting in being issued an appropriate certificate
  • Workshop on International Examinations depending on the methodological competence of the teacher (TKT, CELTA, etc — elective)

Our advantages

  • The interdisciplinary nature of the programme is aimed at mastering: the conceptual apparatus of studying testing; the classification of tests; and the process of validation and standardisation of the language test. The students study two blocks of disciplines. The basic block is theoretical courses on: the theory of language; teaching methods; psychology; and the basics of the study of testing and statistics. The variable block is aimed at the formation of practical-oriented testing competencies: the creation of tests and methodological tools for them; the procedure of validation and statistical analysis of the test; the test application procedure; and interpretation of the test data;
  • The programme includes workshops on obtaining credits in international language and methodical tests in Russian, English, German, French, Italian languages (as chosen by the student);
  • The programme is developed complying with professional standards and opinions of employers, and has no equivalent in other Russian universities.

Career

The programme is aimed at training specialists in test development and application at the international level. They can also work as teachers and experts at international language testing centres.

The graduates can work in the following areas:

  • development of testing materials in accordance with the international assessment criteria (CEFR), including distance ones using modern information resources and technologies
  • application of modern techniques, organisational forms and technologies of teaching and evaluation of the quality of learning outcomes
  • organisation of testing procedures
  • long-term consulting in the field of test development and creation of test products
  • creation of learning outcomes quality control systems for employers, including application of remote and computer technologies
  • teaching activities at higher education institutions

Professions

  • Multi-skilled testologist
  • Specialist in the field of pedagogical measurements
  • Expert examiner
  • Consultant on the system of control at all levels of education and in non-educational institutions (translation bureaus, travel agencies, other structures, including commercial ones, where foreign language proficiency is required)
  • Test designer, organiser of learning outcomes quality management (in various subjects)
  • Teacher of foreign languages ​​(including Russian as a foreign language) at all levels of education
  • Translator / interpreter
  • Teacher at higher education institutions (methodology of teaching foreign languages ​​and test development)

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