Assessing Languages for Specific Purposes

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Cambridge University Press, 2000 - 311 pages
This text examines the issues surrounding the implementation of tests of language for specific purposes. It includes an in-depth discussion of the issues, an examination of the current exams, and a comprehensive overview of the literature.
 

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Why test language for specific purposes?
1
Specific purpose language ability
24
Context discourse domains and task characteristics
41
Strategic competence between knowledge and context
75
From target language use to test tasks
92
Specific purpose tests of listening and speaking
129
Specific purpose tests of reading and writing
189
LSP test development and technology
246
other LSP tests
283
References
288
Index
299
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