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From Testing to Assessment: English An International Language
     

From Testing to Assessment: English An International Language

by Clifford Hill, Kate Parry
 

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From Testing to Assessment: English as an International Language provides a critical review of conventional and alternative approaches to the assessment of English literacy skills in various parts of the world. It presents empirical studies conducted in three major settings: in countries such as Japan and Brazil where English functions as the

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From Testing to Assessment: English as an International Language provides a critical review of conventional and alternative approaches to the assessment of English literacy skills in various parts of the world. It presents empirical studies conducted in three major settings: in countries such as Japan and Brazil where English functions as the language of international commernce; in multilingual countries such as Nigeria and Zimbabwe where English is the national language of education and government; and in such countries as Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States where English is the dominant language.

The book opens with a discussion of language assessment in relation to debates about the nature of literacy; it concludes with a discussion of policy implications, which is grounded in literacy theory as well as in practical constraints such as available human and material resources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780582218857
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
07/28/2000
Series:
Applied Linguistics and Language Study Series
Pages:
296
Product dimensions:
5.42(w) x 8.47(h) x 0.73(d)

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