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Hoang, Ngoc T. H.; Hamid, M. Obaidul – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2017
As the power of tests lies in their uses, language tests that are used to assess immigration eligibility exercise enormous power. Critical Language Testing calls for exposing the power of tests by examining the intentions of introducing tests and their effects on individuals and society, especially from the perspective of test-takers. This case…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Language Planning, Language Tests, Testing
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Hamid, M. Obaidul – Discourse: Studies in the Cultural Politics of Education, 2016
Globalized English proficiency tests such as the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) are increasingly playing the role of gatekeepers in a globalizing world. Although the use of the IELTS as a "policy tool" for making decisions in the areas of study, work and migration impacts on test-takers' lives and life chances, not…
Descriptors: English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Language Tests, Language Proficiency