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The Resource Assessing English proficiency for university study, John Read, (electronic book)

Assessing English proficiency for university study, John Read, (electronic book)

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Assessing English proficiency for university study
Title
Assessing English proficiency for university study
Statement of responsibility
John Read
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book focuses on strategies and procedures for assessing the academic language ability of students entering an English-medium university, so that those with significant needs can have access to opportunities to enhance their language skills.
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Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
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Read, John
Dewey number
428.240711
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Communicative competence
  • Communicative competence
  • English language
  • Language and culture
Summary expansion
English-medium institutions around the world face challenges in coping with the diverse language backgrounds of their students. This book focuses on strategies and procedures for assessing the academic language ability of incoming students so that those with significant needs can have opportunities to enhance their language skills. It draws upon a variety of contexts, with a particular focus on initiatives at universities in Australia and New Zealand to introduce post-entry language assessment (PELA) programmes. The book discusses the relative merits of the constructs of academic language proficiency and academic literacies as the basis for the assessment and also considers the diagnostic nature of such assessments. On a practical level, there is a wealth of advice on appropriate test formats, and a framework for evaluating the validity of assessments of this kind. It will be of great interest to academics and administrators concerned with the quality of teaching and learning in their institutions, as well as lecturers and tutors in EAP and academic learning programmes
Label
Assessing English proficiency for university study, John Read, (electronic book)
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Publication
Contents
1. The Context: Students in English-medium Universities 2. Post-entry Language Assessments in Australia 3. The DELNA Programme at the University of Auckland 4. Post-entry Assessments in Other Countries 5. The Case for Introducing a Post-entry Assessment 6. Defining and Assessing Academic Language Proficiency 7. Defining and Assessing Academic Literacy 8. A Diagnostic Perspective on Post-entry Assessment 9. The Design of Academic English Assessments 10. The Validation of a Post-entry Assessment Postscript
Control code
9781137315694
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230285163
Other physical details
5 figures, 10.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Label
Assessing English proficiency for university study, John Read, (electronic book)
Publication
Contents
1. The Context: Students in English-medium Universities 2. Post-entry Language Assessments in Australia 3. The DELNA Programme at the University of Auckland 4. Post-entry Assessments in Other Countries 5. The Case for Introducing a Post-entry Assessment 6. Defining and Assessing Academic Language Proficiency 7. Defining and Assessing Academic Literacy 8. A Diagnostic Perspective on Post-entry Assessment 9. The Design of Academic English Assessments 10. The Validation of a Post-entry Assessment Postscript
Control code
9781137315694
Extent
256 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780230285163
Other physical details
5 figures, 10.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
  • PDF.
  • Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user

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