This course is designed  to understand the fundamental concepts in language testing and to critically examine the nature of the language being tested, to recognize core issues in language testing and explore alternative solutions through critical debate, to understand approaches and techniques in language testing- both objective and subjective testing typology, to critically examine the relationship of testing to teaching practice and syllabus design, understand how certain statistical analysis techniques may help in the analysis of a test's usefulness and to design an achievement test for a described group of learners.