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2. Developing English Language Testing around the World, 1982-2016: Exporting British Expertise


 
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1. Title Title of document 2. Developing English Language Testing around the World, 1982-2016: Exporting British Expertise - Assessing English on the Global Stage
 
2. Creator Author's name, affiliation, country . .
 
3. Subject Discipline(s) Applied Linguistics; Education
 
4. Subject Keyword(s) language testing; language evaluation; 'soft power'; cultural diplomacy; British Council
 
5. Subject Subject classification Language Testing
 
6. Description Abstract Chapter 2 details how, from the 1980’s onwards, the British Council enhanced its role in building soft power for Britain through its work for the British government (ODA/DFID) and other agencies in commissioning and supporting indigenous, national, English language testing projects around the world. This was achieved by providing training in English language assessment in numerous countries overseas using British consultants; through its own teachers and lecturers and ELO’s delivering support on the ground in these countries for local and national English language test development and by bringing indigenous personnel from the assessment field to the UK for study and consultation. These projects had an immediate impact on locally developed national English examinations overseas and more widely on important areas of society such as the military, the civil service and access to, and success in, tertiary education. The research and development associated with a number of these projects contributed to the development of wider language testing theory and practice, thereby enriching the language-testing field as a whole.














 
7. Publisher Organizing agency, location Equinox Publishing Ltd
 
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9. Date (YYYY-MM-DD) 06-Jul-2017
 
10. Type Status & genre Peer-reviewed Article
 
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12. Format File format PDF
 
13. Identifier Uniform Resource Identifier https://journals.equinoxpub.com/books/article/view/32596
 
14. Identifier Digital Object Identifier 10.1558/equinox.32596
 
15. Source Journal/conference title; vol., no. (year) Equinox eBooks Publishing; Assessing English on the Global Stage
 
16. Language English=en english
 
18. Coverage Geo-spatial location, chronological period, research sample (gender, age, etc.) international,
1980s to 2016
 
19. Rights Copyright and permissions Copyright 2014 Equinox Publishing Ltd