Assessing English Proficiency for University Study

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Springer, Jan 27, 2015 - Education - 269 pages
This book focuses on strategies and procedures for assessing the academic language ability of students entering an English-medium university, so that those with significant needs can have access to opportunities to enhance their language skills.

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2PostEntry Language Assessments in Australia
The DELNA Programme at the University of Auckland
Newdevelopments Conclusion 4PostEntry
Issues arising fromthe four cases 5 TheCasefor Introducing a PostEntry
6Defining andAssessing Academic Language Proficiency
Conclusion 7Defining
Exit testing ofgraduating students Conclusion 8ADiagnostic Perspective on PostEntry Assessment
TheDesignof Academic English Assessments

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John Read is Associate Professor in Applied Language Studies at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His research interests are in the testing of English for academic and professional purposes and second language vocabulary assessment. He is the author of Assessing Vocabulary and has been co-editor of Language Testing and President of the International Language Testing Association.