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Rethinking English Language Certification

New Approaches to the Assessment of English as an Academic Lingua Franca

David Newbold    Università Ca’ Foscari Venezia, Italia    

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What are the challenges posed to English language examining boards by the phenomenal growth of English as a lingua franca? This volume takes a critical look at existing international English language certification, which assesses test takers on the basis of the proximity of their performance to native speaker models. It describes a pilot project to develop an ‘ELF aware’ certification for higher education, and concludes that it may be necessary to introduce new assessment criteria to reflect the ability of users of English to communicate successfully in an international environment.

Published
Nov. 6, 2017
Language
EN
ISBN (PRINT)
978-88-6969-166-9
ISBN (EBOOK)
978-88-6969-195-9
Copyright: © 2017 David Newbold. This is an open-access work distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License (CC BY). The use, distribution or reproduction is permitted, provided that the original author(s) and the copyright owner(s) are credited and that the original publication is cited, in accordance with accepted academic practice. The license allows for commercial use. No use, distribution or reproduction is permitted which does not comply with these terms.

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