English language proficiency testing in Asia : a new paradigm bridging global and local contexts / edited by Lily I-Wen Su, Cyril J. Weir, and Jessica R. W. WuMaterial type: TextSeries: ESL & applied linguistics professional series: Publisher: New York, NY : Routledge, 2020Description: xxii, 230 pages ; 23 cmISBN: 9780815368717Subject(s): English language -- Study and teaching -- Asian speakers -- Evaluation | English language -- Ability testing -- Asia | English language -- Ability testing -- EvaluationDDC classification: 428.0071
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Includes bibliographical references and index
1. Introduction -- 2. The General English Proficiency Test in Taiwan: Past, Present, and Future -- 3. TEPS and Its FAmily of Tests -- 4. Vietnamese Standardized Test of English Proficiency: A Panorama -- 5. Testing TErtiary-Level English Language Learners: The College English Test in China -- 6. EIKEN and TEAP: How Two Test System in Japan Have Responded to Different Local Needs in the SAme Context -- 87. The English Language Proficiency Assessment for the Malaysian Public Service -- 8. Global, Local, or "Glocal": Alternative Pathways in English Language Test Provision
As the demand for English language education grows in Asia, there has been a parallel growth in the development and implementation of standardized tests at the local level. Offering much-needed context on locally produced tests in Asia, contributors examine emerging models for English language assessment and the impact these large-scale tests have on the teaching and learning of English. Chapters address the following well-known and developing high-stakes tests in different regions across Asia: the GEPT, the TEPS, the VSTEP, the CET, the EIKEN and TEAP, and the ELPA. Brought together by world-renowned testing assessment scholar Cyril Weir and the Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC), one of Asia's leading testing institutions based in Taiwan, this volume is a useful reference for evaluating, developing, and validating local tests of English and their societal impact. Comprehensive and research-based, chapters cover historic backgrounds, sociocultural contexts, test quality, international standing, and future considerations. Ideal for graduate students, researchers, and scholars in language assessment, TESOL/TEFL, and applied linguistics, this book will also be of interest to language teaching professionals, language test developers, and graduate students in Asian studies and international education, intercultural communication, and intercultural studies.