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ERIC Number: EJ866659
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0261-4448
Assessing Academic Writing in Foreign and Second Languages
Cumming, Alister
Language Teaching, v42 n1 p95-107 Jan 2009
Academic writing and education in foreign and second languages both have lengthy histories. Their histories have diverged but also intersected. Matsuda (2005), for example, described the convergence in policies that led to a distinctive discipline of "L2 writing" in higher education in the U.S.A. during the latter part of the 20th century. Assessment is a key point of their mutual intersection. Approaches to language testing that involve writing for academic purposes--or conversely, writing assessments that involve second or foreign languages--have appeared at certain times, supported by particular policies, rationales, and modes of inquiry or reasoning. The present timeline focuses on the development and elaboration of these rationales and research about them.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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