The spread of EIL: a testing time for testers

Jenkins, Jennifer (2006) The spread of EIL: a testing time for testers ELT Journal, 60, (1), pp. 42-50. (doi:10.1093/elt/cci080).


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This article argues that recent changes in both users and uses of English have become so far-reaching that a major rethink of English language teaching teaching goals is called for. It goes on to claim, however, that this will first require a substantial overhaul of English language testing, given that teachers and learners alike will be reluctant to embrace any curriculum change that is not reflected in the targets set by the major examination boards.

Item Type: Article
Digital Object Identifier (DOI): doi:10.1093/elt/cci080
ISSNs: 0951-0893 (print)
Keywords: english as an international language (eil), english as a lingua franca (elf), english language testing
ePrint ID: 66076
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January 2006Published
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2009
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2017 21:45
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