ERIC Number: ED344451
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
New Directions in LSP Testing at Finnish Universities.
Finnish university language centers are responsible for testing the foreign language proficiency of nearly all university students. It is important that students are assigned equitably to courses, including Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) courses. It is also important in LSP teaching for students' needs and opinions to be taken into account, and for testing to be a positive element that provides useful feedback to both students and teachers, as well as practical and realistic information to faculties and future employers about students' skills. A testing reform in language centers, begun at the Language Centre for Finnish Universities, is underway that attempts to develop the testing principles and ideology at language centers and, eventually, to bridge the gap between theory and actual testing practice. Contains 16 references. (Author/LB)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: In: Special Languages and Second Languages: Methodology and Research. No. 47. AFinLA Yearbook 1989; see FL 020 091.