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Chinese Language Learning Sciences

Chinese as a Second Language Assessment

Editors: Zhang, Dongbo, Lin, Chin-Hsi (Eds.)

  • Offers readers a deeper understanding of language assessment in an era of standards in a broad sociolinguistic and educational contextGoes beyond psychometric testing of Chinese with cutting-edge examinations of the interfaces of assessment with other fields
  • Equips readers with methods for assessing diverse types of CSL knowledge and skills, some of which have never been examined or reported on before
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About this book

This book brings together 13 original research papers that address emerging issues in the assessment of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) in five major areas, including standards in CSL assessment; development of CSL tests; assessment of diverse knowledge and skills; computer-supported assessment; and CSL assessment in relation to instruction and teachers’ assessment competence. It goes beyond the psychometric testing of Chinese and provides cutting-edge examinations of the interfaces of assessment with sociology of language, acquisition, pedagogy, and modern technologies, as well as teacher education. Given its unique features and broad range of topics, the book offers an intriguing and valuable resource, not only for scholars and researchers but also teacher educators and assessment practitioners who are directly or indirectly involved in CSL assessment.

About the authors

Dongbo Zhang and Chin-Hsi Lin both have extensive experience teaching Chinese as a Second Language and studying CSL learning, instruction, and assessment. They have also been actively involved in Chinese teacher preparation and conducted workshops for K-16 Chinese teachers where assessment of Chinese has often been highlighted. As scholars of CSL education, former Chinese teachers and now Chinese teacher educators, they have recognized the fact that CLS assessment remains an under-researched area despite the rapid development of CSL research, which tends to focus largely on issues of Chinese pedagogy and acquisition. The current work is an attempt to remedy this imbalance and advance the field of CSL assessment.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK): Past, Present, and Future

    Teng, Yanjiang

    Pages 3-19

  • The Development of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL)

    Chang, Li-ping

    Pages 21-41

  • Assessing Chinese in the USA: An Overview of Major Tests

    Liu, Yan

    Pages 43-65

  • Developments in Research on Testing Chinese as a Second Language

    Zhang, Dongbo

    Pages 67-87

  • How Ethnic Minority Students Perceive Patterns in Chinese Characters: Knowledge of Character Components and Structures

    Loh, Elizabeth K. Y. (et al.)

    Pages 91-113

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eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4089-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-981-10-4087-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chinese as a Second Language Assessment
Editors
  • Dongbo Zhang
  • Chin-Hsi Lin
Series Title
Chinese Language Learning Sciences
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd.
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-4089-4
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-4089-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-4087-0
Series ISSN
2520-1719
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 293
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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