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ERIC Number: EJ866992
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-1543-4303
Language Testing in the Context of Immigration and Citizenship: The Case of the Netherlands and Flanders (Belgium)
Gysen, Sara; Kuijper, Henk; Van Avermaet, Piet
Language Assessment Quarterly, v6 n1 p98-105 2009
In this article we focus on two specific cases illustrating how similar issues have been addressed differently. Flanders, a federal state of Belgium, and the Netherlands share Dutch as an official language, yet remarkable differences in assessment traditions and policy development exist between them. These differences are most obvious with regard to language testing in the area of immigration and citizenship. We present the current language testing policies in both countries and describe the differences from historical, political, and societal perspectives. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Belgium