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Author Knoch, Ute, author

Title Assessing English for professional purposes / Ute Knoch and Susy Macqueen
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2020
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Description 1 online resource (xiv, 211 pages)
Series Routledge research in English for specific purposes
Summary "Assessing English for Professional Purposes provides a state-of-the-art account of the various kinds of language assessments used to determine people's ability to function linguistically in the workplace. At a time when professional expertise is increasingly mobile and diverse, with highly trained professionals migrating across national boundaries to apply their skills in English-speaking settings, this book offers a renewed agenda for inquiry into Language Assessments for Professional Purposes (LAPP). Many of these experts work in high-risk environments where communication breakdowns can have serious consequences. This risk has been identified by governments and professional bodies who implement language tests for gate-keeping purposes. Through a sociological lens of risk and responsibility, this book: provides a detailed overview of both foundational and recent literature in the field; offers conceptual tools for specific purpose assessment including a socially-oriented theory of construct; develops theory and practice in key areas such as needs analysis, test development, validation and policy; significantly broadens the scope of the assessment of English for professional purposes to include a range of assessment practices for both professionals and laypeople in professional settings. Assessing English for Professional Purposes is key reading for researchers, graduate students and practitioners working in the area of English for Specific Purposes assessment"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Ute Knoch is an Associate Professor in Language Testing at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Susy Macqueen is a Lecturer in Applied Linguistics at the Australian National University
Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on October 01, 2019)
Subject English language -- Ability testing
English language -- Business English -- Study and teaching
Language and languages -- Examinations
Language and languages -- Study and teaching
EDUCATION / Bilingual Education
English language -- Ability testing.
English language -- Business English -- Study and teaching.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics
Language and languages -- Examinations.
Language and languages -- Study and teaching.
Form Electronic book
Author Macqueen, Susy, author
LC no. 2019025805
ISBN 0429340389
1000651657
9780429340383
9781000651652