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English Language Education and Assessment

Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland

Coniam, David John (Ed.)

2014, XIII, 281 p. 10 illus.

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  • Records the considerable developments in terms of innovations in English language assessment and education in the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong
  • Ranges across major developments in the redefining of Hong Kong’s secondary and tertiary curriculums as well as the huge field of China’s vocational educational curriculum
  • Reflects the major changes in Hong Kong’s recent examination reform as well as quality control issues in the administration of China’s national English language tests
This volume gathers contributions in the closely linked fields of English language assessment and language education. The contributors from China and Hong Kong represent a mixture of established and new scholars.  Areas covered in the language education section range across major developments in the redefining of Hong Kong’s secondary and tertiary curricula, as well as the huge field of China’s vocational education curriculum. Regarding assessment, the contributions reflect major changes in the marking of examinations in Hong Kong, whereby all examinations from 2012 onwards are marked onscreen, to quality control issues in the administration of China’s College English Test, which is taken by over 10 million candidates every year.

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Keywords » China english assessment - Hong Kong Education Development - Hong Kong new four-year curriculum - Hong Kong public exams - Vocational Education in China - assessment and language education

Related subjects » Education & Language - Professional & Vocational Education

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