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Assessing Listening for Chinese English Learners
Developing a Communicative Listening Comprehension Test Suite for CET





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ISBN 9780367516765
May 1, 2020 Forthcoming by Routledge
300 Pages - 146 B/W Illustrations

 
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Book Description

This book reports in detail the newly developed Communicative Listening Comprehension Test (CLCT) for the National College English Test (CET) of China. Following the principles of communicative testing in general and test construction approach proposed by Bachman and Palmer (1996) in particular, the project develops CLCT for CET-4 and CET-6. The research begins with the construction of frameworks of listening task characteristics and communicative listening ability. Subsequently, based on a survey of Chinese college students' English listening needs and an analysis of listening tasks in influential English listening course books and public tests, CLCT-4 and CLCT-6 test specifications are developed. Finally, sample papers are produced and a series of posteriori studies are conducted to examine the difficulty and usefulness of the newly developed notes-completion task type in two CLCT tests. As an example of successful integration of communicative testing theories and test construction practice, this research provides valuable insights into listening test development for other large-scale tests.

Table of Contents

List of figures.  List of tablesAcknowledgements.  List of Acronyms  Chapter 1 Introduction  Chapter 2 Communicative Testing: A Critical Review  Chapter 3 Real-life Listening: A Multidisciplinary Review Chapter 4 Communicative Listening Assessment: A Theoretical Framework  Chapter 5 Listening Needs Analysis  Chapter 6 Listening Task Analysis  Chapter 7 CLCT Test Specifications  Chapter 8 CLCT Test Evaluation  Chapter 9 Conclusions  AppendicesReferencesIndex

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Biography

Zhixin Pan is a Ph. D. in linguistics and applied linguistics, and now an associate professor at School of Foreign Languages, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Her research interests are language testing and language teaching.