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ERIC Number: EJ1200733
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Pages: 38
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1090-4018
Reviews of Academic English Listening Tests for Non-Native Speakers
Kang, Tingting; Arvizu, Maria Nelly Gutierrez; Chaipuapae, Panjanit; Lesnov, Roman Olegovich
International Journal of Listening, v33 n1 p1-38 2019
This article presents a review of 20 tests designed for assessing the academic English listening skill of second or foreign language learners. The available test information has been systematically condensed in purpose, listening construct, task characteristics, and validity evidence. It was found that most of the tests were developed for proficiency and placement purposes in academic contexts, with few of the tests serving for making workplace decisions. Also, global, local, and inferential skills constitute the construct in most listening comprehension tests. A practical approach for justifying the uses of these tests for different stakeholders is discussed. This review is a valuable resource for educators, administrators, test developers, and researchers looking for a comprehensive analysis of existing English tests that assess listening comprehension in second or foreign language learners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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