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ERIC Number: EJ782514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 23
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 54
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
The Key to Success: English Language Testing in China
Cheng, Liying
Language Testing, v25 n1 p15-37 2008
The testing and examination history in China can be traced back to the imperial period nearly two thousand years ago. The existence of English language testing (tests), on the other hand, has a much shorter history. These English tests, developed and administered over the past 20 years, however, are taken by billions of learners of the English language in China. To many of these learners, doing well on these tests are the key to their academic success as well as the success of their life in general. The paper will first introduce major tests and examinations of English designed and administered in China, then provide an overview of the current research in language testing that has been conducted by Chinese researchers and published in Chinese academic journals over the past 10 years. This paper will focus on the discussion of the issues and concerns of language testing within the Chinese context. (Contains 5 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: China