Document Type : Book Review


Associate Professor of English Language Teaching, Department of English Language, Faculty of Humanities, Imam Khomeini International University, Qazvin Iran 0000-0002-2305-762X


Exploring language assessment and testing: Language in action is an updated version of its 2014 predecessor. Although this second edition remains intact in its structure and organisation, it is a welcome and timely addition to the field of language assessment, because thematically it reflects the most recent developments in the field. In addition to much new content information, Green has also updated the glossary in which the terminology used in the book is briefly explained, more recent references are added to Further Reading section, and more new references are included in the reference list to reflect the new changes in the field. Green has adopted a pragmatic approach in writing this textbook and presenting the information in that the real-world problems and experiences are introduced first, followed by practical examples to steer readers towards the discussion of language assessment points, before the readers relate the experiences, problems, and points to theoretical perspectives. Although the textbook is primarily written to be “an indispensable introduction for postgraduate and advanced undergraduate students”, in language education and applied linguistics, I highly recommend it to all the members of community of practice in language assessment (and more specifically language teachers) because of the advantages it offers in classroom-based assessment, highly accessible presentation of the assessment points, and the author’s lucid, user-friendly style.


Article Title [Persian]

معرفی کتاب: "کاوشی در سنجش و آزمون سازی زبان: رویکرد کاربردی به زبان (ویرایش دوم)"

Author [Persian]

  • دکتر رجب اسفندیاری

دانشیار آموزش زبان انگلیسی، گروه زبان انگلیسی، دانشکدۀ علوم انسانی، دانشگاه بین المللی امام خمینی (ره)، قزوین، ایران

Abstract [Persian]

در این مقاله، دکتر رجب اسفندیاری، دانشیار دانشگاه بین المللی امام خمینی (ره) و متخصص مهارت نوشتاری و سنجش و آزمون سازی در زبان دوم، به مرور ویرایش دوم کتاب «کاوشی در سنجش و آزمون سازی: رویکرد کاربردی به زبان» اثر آنتونی گرین پرداخته است. 

Keywords [Persian]

  • چرخۀ سنجش
  • معرفی کتاب
  • آنتونی گرین
  • سنجش و آزمون سازی زبان
  • رجب اسفندیاری
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Aryadoust, V., & Raquel, M. (Eds.). (2020). Quantitative data analysis for language assessment Volume II: Advanced methods. Routledge.
Green, A. (2021). Exploring language assessment and testing: Language in action (2nd edition). Routledge.
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