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Title Assessing Chinese learners of English : language constructs, consequences and conundrums / edited by Guoxing Yu, University of Bristol, UK and Yan Jin, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China.

Published Houndmills, Baskingstoke Hampshire : Palgrave Macmillan, 2016.

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Physical description 1 online resource (332 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: -- Foreword; Cyril Weir -- 1. Assessing Chinese learners of English - the language constructs, consequences and conundrums: An Introduction; Guoxing Yu and Yan JIN -- 2. Implementing a learning-oriented approach within English Language assessment in Hong Kong schools: practices, issues and complexities; Liz Hamp-Lyons -- 3. Contriving authentic interaction: Task implementation and engagement in school-based peer group speaking assessment in Hong Kong; Daniel M. K. Lam -- 4. The impact of test mode on the use of communication strategies in the paired discussion task; Yan Jin and Lin Zhang -- 5. Fact-to-face interaction in a speaking test: A corpus-based study of Chinese learners' basic spoken vocabulary; Shasha Xu -- 6. Features of formulaic language used by Chinese EFL learners in their performance in a story-retelling assessment task; Lei Wang and Chan Chen -- 7. Assessing incidental vocabulary learning by Chinese EFL learners; Chanchan Tang and Jeanine Treffers-Daller -- 8. Chinese users' reactions to automated scoring of speech and validity implications; Xiaoming Xi, Jonathan Schmidgall and Yuan Wang -- 9. Project-based group assessment in the second language classroom: Understanding university students' perceptions; David Qian -- 10. The Chinese students' response to an assessment policy change: A case study; Qiuxian Chen and Lyn May -- 11. Students' voices: What factors influence their English learning and test performance?; Ying Zheng -- 12. Standard English or Chinese English? Native and non-native English teachers' perceptions; Ying Zhang -- 13. The power of the General English Proficiency Test on the Taiwanese society and its tertiary English education; Shwu-wen Lin -- 14. Twenty years of Cambridge English in China: Investigating the impact; Xiangdong Gu and Nick Saville.
Summary "Assessing Chinese Learners of English gathers research from around the world to better understand a number of perennial issues in English language assessment of Chinese learners. Topics covered in this volume include the issues and challenges in the development and implementation of School-Based Assessment in Hong Kong, the impact of General English Proficiency Test on curriculum in Taiwanese universities, the impact of Cambridge English examinations in mainland China, students' test performances in terms of their communication strategies, interactional competence and lexical knowledge, students' motivation, their attitudes and reactions towards assessment innovations (e.g. automated scoring), assessment policy changes (e.g. formative assessment, project-based group assessment), and teachers' attitudes towards the use of Standard English and Chinese English in assessment. This book will appeal to language testing professionals as well as researchers in the areas of language testing, applied linguistics, second language acquisition, and international/comparative education"-- Provided by publisher.
Notes Description based on print version record.
Local Note Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, MI : ProQuest, 2015. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest affiliated libraries.
Other author Yu, Guoxing, 1971- editor.
Jin, Yan, 1965- editor.
Subject English language -- Study and teaching -- Chinese speakers.
English language -- Ability testing.
English language -- Conversation and phrase books -- Chinese.
Second language acquisition -- Methodology.
English language -- Acquisition -- Methodology.
China -- Languages.
Electronic books.
ISBN 9781137449771 (hardback)
9781137449788 (e-book)