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ERIC Number: EJ799906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-0265-5322
Test Reviews: GEPT--General English Proficiency Test
Roever, Carsten; Pan, Yi-Ching
Language Testing, v25 n3 p403-408 2008
The General English Proficiency Test (GEPT) was developed in 1999, commissioned by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. The purpose of the test is to provide individuals with a gauge of their English language proficiency and assist employers and educational institutions in selection and placement. Also, it aims to encourage the study of English and to enhance people's English proficiency in Taiwan. Test duration ranges from 1 hour 45 minutes at the Elementary level to 3 hours 50 minutes at the Superior level. All four levels below superior (Elementary, Intermediate, High-Intermediate, Advanced) are administered in two stages, with receptive skills tested first, and productive skills only assessed if test takers pass the receptive part. Tests for the three lower levels are administered twice a year, the Advanced level is tested once a year, and the Superior level is only tested on request by a sponsoring institution. The Elementary and Intermediate levels are administered at 18 locations throughout Taiwan, the High-Intermediate level in eight locations, and the Advanced level in two locations (Taipei only for the second stage). This article provides a review of GEPT.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan