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Assessing Chinese Learners of English

Language Constructs, Consequences and Conundrums

Editors: Yu, Guoxing, Jin, Yan (Eds.)

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This volume gathers researchers from around the world endeavouring to better understand a number of perennial issues in assessing Chinese learners of English, covering topics such as students' test performances, interactional competence and lexical knowledge, students' motivation, teachers' attitudes and assessment policy changes.

About the authors

Guoxing Yu, University of Bristol, UK Yan Jin, Shanghai Jiaotong University, China Cyril Weir, University of Bedfordshire, UK Liz Hamp-Lyons, University of Bedfordshire, UK Daniel M. K. Lam, University of Edinburgh, UK Lin Zhang, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Shasha Xu, Zhejiang University, China Lei Wang, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China Chan Chen, Zhejiang Gongshang University, China Chanchan Tang, Wenzhou No.2 Secondary Vocational School, China Jeanine Treffers-Daller, University of Reading, UK Xiaoming Xi, Educational Testing Service, USA Jonathan Schmidgall, Educational Testing Service, USA Yuan Wang, Educational Testing Service, USA David D. Qian, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Qiuxian Chen, Shanxi University, China Lyn May, Queensland University of Technology, Australia Ying Zheng, University of Southampton, UK Shwu-wen Lin, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taiwan Xiangdong Gu, Chongqing University, China Nick Saville, Cambridge English Language Assessment, UK

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“Central aim of the book is to examine and consolidate the existing literature on assessing Chinese learners of English. … not only introduces studies related to English language assessment in China but also functions as a platform for researchers worldwide to facilitate a better understanding of English language assessment in China. It is successful in reviewing existing findings from research on assessing Chinese learners of English, while also encouraging researchers to continue developing language assessment research in the Chinese context.”  (Jian Xu and Barley Mak, Applied Linguistics, Issue 1-4, 2016)


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Assessing Chinese Learners of English: The Language Constructs, Consequences and Conundrums — An Introduction

    Pages 1-16

    Yu, Guoxing (et al.)

  • Implementing a Learning-Oriented Approach within English Language Assessment in Hong Kong Schools: Practices, Issues and Complexities

    Pages 17-37

    Hamp-Lyons, Liz

  • Contriving Authentic Interaction: Task Implementation and Engagement in School-Based Speaking Assessment in Hong Kong

    Pages 38-60

    Lam, Daniel M. K.

  • The Impact of Test Mode on the Use of Communication Strategies in Paired Discussion

    Pages 61-84

    Jin, Yan (et al.)

  • Face-to-face Interaction in a Speaking Test: A Corpus-Based Study of Chinese Learners’ Basic Spoken Vocabulary

    Pages 85-100

    Xu, Shasha

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessing Chinese Learners of English
Book Subtitle
Language Constructs, Consequences and Conundrums
Editors
  • Guoxing Yu
  • Yan Jin
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44978-8
DOI
10.1057/9781137449788
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44977-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 313
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