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Assessing English proficiency for university study

Author: John Read
Publisher: Houndsmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"English-medium institutions around the world face challenges in coping with the diverse language backgrounds of their students. This book focuses on strategies and procedures for assessing the academic language ability of incoming students so that those with significant needs can have opportunities to enhance their language skills. It draws upon a variety of contexts, with a particular focus on initiatives at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Read, John, 1948-
Assessing English proficiency for university study
(DLC) 2014038555
(OCoLC)890756954
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Read
ISBN: 9781137315694 1137315695
OCLC Number: 900606288
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 252 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. The Context: Students in English-medium Universities --
2. Post-entry Language Assessments in Australia --
3. The DELNA Programme at the University of Auckland --
4. Post-entry Assessments in Other Countries --
5. The Case for Introducing a Post-entry Assessment --
6. Defining and Assessing Academic Language Proficiency --
7. Defining and Assessing Academic Literacy --
8. A Diagnostic Perspective on Post-entry Assessment --
9. The Design of Academic English Assessments --
10. The Validation of a Post-entry Assessment --
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Responsibility: John Read, University of Auckland, New Zealand.

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