ERIC Number: ED201185
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
National Syllabuses. ELT Documents, 108.
British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
The International Association for the Evaluation of Educational Achievement (IEA) tested the high school populations of a number of foreign countries in English as a foreign language. The test is described and results are reported. A variety of specific findings and their implications for curriculum development in English as a foreign language are related in the following articles: (1) "The Implication of the IEA Study" by Ian Dunlop; (2) "Language Proficiency Tests Developed for the IEA International Study of Achievement in English as a Foreign Language" by Carolyn Emrich Massad; (3) "Linguistic and Communicative Competence in Polish School Leavers" by Hanna H. Komorowska; (4) "Getting English into Perspective" by Douglas Pickett; (5) "Syllabus Construction for Foreign Language Teaching: Reconciling the Approaches" by William R. Lee; and (6) "Differences in Teaching, for Different Circumstances--or the Teacher as Chameleon" by Peter Strevens. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Curriculum Development, Educational Assessment, English (Second Language), Foreign Countries, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
The British Council, Printing and Publishing Department, 65 Davies Street, London W1Y 2AA, England (2.50 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Council, London (England). English-Teaching Information Centre.
Identifiers: Europe; International Assn Evaluators Educ Achievement; Poland