English Language Proficiency Testing in Asia: A New Paradigm Bridging Global and Local Contexts

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Lalana Pathomchaiwat

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English Language Proficiency Testing in Asia: A New Paradigm Bridging Global and Local Contexts is a byproduct of the English assessors and scholars’ endeavor to ameliorate the localizing tests in EFL scenarios as a consequence of the borderless workforce shifting. With a collaboration of the language testing professionals in Asia and in Europe, the authors of the book accomplished in representing how English large-scale tests are locally generated. It comprises three major areas: 1. introduction of localization in the language examination; 2.the series of EFL localized test constructions; and 3. the synopsis of the EFL-based tests.

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Author Biography

Lalana Pathomchaiwat, English Education Department, Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty, Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Thailand

A Ph.D. candidate in English Language Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand. She is now an Assistant Professor and a full-time lecturer of the English Education Department, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Nakhon Pathom Rajabhat University, Nakhon Pathom, Thailand.

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Su, L. I., Weir, C. J. & Wu, J. R.W. (2020). English language proficiency testing in Asia: A new paradigm bridging global and local contexts. Routledge.