Chinese as a Second Language Assessment

Li-ping Chang Abstract This chapter describes the development of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL), which is a proficiency assessment tool for Chinese learners. It is divided into four major sections.

Chinese as a Second Language Assessment

This book brings together 13 original research papers that address emerging issues in the assessment of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) in five major areas, including standards in CSL assessment; development of CSL tests; assessment of diverse knowledge and skills; computer-supported assessment; and CSL assessment in relation to instruction and teachers’ assessment competence. It goes beyond the psychometric testing of Chinese and provides cutting-edge examinations of the interfaces of assessment with sociology of language, acquisition, pedagogy, and modern technologies, as well as teacher education. Given its unique features and broad range of topics, the book offers an intriguing and valuable resource, not only for scholars and researchers but also teacher educators and assessment practitioners who are directly or indirectly involved in CSL assessment.

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Chinese as a Second Language Assessment
Language: en
Pages: 293
Authors: Dongbo Zhang, Chin-Hsi Lin
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-12 - Publisher: Springer

This book brings together 13 original research papers that address emerging issues in the assessment of Chinese as a Second Language (CSL) in five major areas, including standards in CSL assessment; development of CSL tests; assessment of diverse knowledge and skills; computer-supported assessment; and CSL assessment in relation to instruction
Classroom Research on Chinese as a Second Language
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Fangyuan Yuan, Shuai Li
Categories: Education
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-04-24 - Publisher: Routledge

This collection brings together a series of empirical studies on topics surrounding classrooms of Chinese as a second language (L2) by drawing on a range of theoretical frameworks, methodological strategies, and pedagogical perspectives. Over the past two decades, research on classroom-based second language acquisition (SLA) has emerged and expanded as
Trends in Language Assessment Research and Practice
Language: en
Pages: 632
Authors: Vahid Aryadoust, Janna Fox
Categories: Language and languages
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-29 - Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

Despite prodigious developments in the field of language assessment in the Middle East and the Pacific Rim, research and practice in these areas have been underrepresented in mainstream literature. This volume takes a fresh look at language assessment in these regions, and provides a unique overview of contemporary language assessment
Studies on Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: Xiaohong Wen, Xin Jiang
Categories: Foreign Language Study
Type: BOOK - Published: 2018-11-06 - Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Studies on Learning and Teaching Chinese as a Second Language represents the current advances in the field. It showcases theoretically motivated empirical studies and diverse methods used for a better understanding of how Chinese language is acquired as a second or foreign language. This contributes to L2 acquisition research in
Chinese as a Second Language Multilinguals’ Speech Competence and Speech Performance
Language: en
Pages: 279
Authors: Peijian Paul Sun
Categories: Language Arts & Disciplines
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-08-19 - Publisher: Springer Nature

This book offers a comprehensive and systematic review of multilingual L2 learners’ spoken Chinese, focusing on the dual dimensions of speech competence and speech performance. Specifically, by adopting a mixed-methods approach, it explores the cognitive, affective, and socio-cultural differences between intermediate and advanced multilingual learners’ L2 Chinese speech competence and