English Language Education and Assessment

Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland

Editors: Coniam, David (Ed.)

  • 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
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About this book

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.

About the authors

David Coniam has been involved in different facets of English language teaching, teacher education and assessment in Hong Kong for over 30 years. He is currently Chair Professor of Curriculum and Assessment in the Faculty of Education & Human Development at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, where he is a teacher educator, working with teachers in Hong Kong primary and secondary schools. His main publication and research interests are in language assessment, language teaching methodology and computer assisted language learning.

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“English Language Education and Assessment: Recent Development in Hong Kong and Chinese Mainland provides timely and instructive insights into how assessment is practiced in classrooms in both the Chinese mainland and Hong Kong. … not only offers readers a general perspective on issues involved in English language teaching and assessment but also presents practices with strong local features. … It also serves as an important stepping strong towards inspiring more studies in language education and assessment in the Chinese context.” (Li Liu, Frontiers of Education in China, Vol. 10 (2), 2015)


Table of contents (16 chapters)

  • Innovation in Hong Kong’s New Senior Secondary English Language Curriculum: Learning English Through Popular Culture

    Benson, Phil (et al.)

    Pages 3-15

  • Hong Kong Secondary School English Teachers’ Beliefs and Their Influence on the Implementation of Task-Based Language Teaching

    Chan, Winnie Laifan

    Pages 17-34

  • Implementing the Innovative 2003 English Curriculum for Senior Secondary Schools in China: Teachers’ Beliefs and Practices

    Wang, Wenfeng

    Pages 35-50

  • English Language Teaching in Vocational Senior Secondary Schools in China

    Zhao, Wen

    Pages 51-68

  • EFL Teacher Learning in the Chinese Sociocultural Context

    Gu, Peiya

    Pages 69-85

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
English Language Education and Assessment
Book Subtitle
Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland
Editors
  • David Coniam
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Singapore
eBook ISBN
978-981-287-071-1
DOI
10.1007/978-981-287-071-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-287-070-4
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-1156-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 281
Number of Illustrations and Tables
10 b/w illustrations
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