English Language Education and Assessment

Recent Developments in Hong Kong and the Chinese Mainland

  • David Coniam

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Teaching, Learning and Curriculum Perspectives

  3. Assessment Perspectives

  4. Back Matter
    Pages 275-281

About this book


This volume gathers contributions in the closely linked fields of English language assessment and language education. The contributors from China and Hong Kong represent a mixture of established and new scholars.  Areas covered in the language education section range across major developments in the redefining of Hong Kong’s secondary and tertiary curricula, as well as the huge field of China’s vocational education curriculum. Regarding assessment, the contributions reflect major changes in the marking of examinations in Hong Kong, whereby all examinations from 2012 onwards are marked onscreen, to quality control issues in the administration of China’s College English Test, which is taken by over 10 million candidates every year.


China english assessment Hong Kong Education Development Hong Kong new four-year curriculum Hong Kong public exams Vocational Education in China assessment and language education

Editors and affiliations

  • David Coniam
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept of Curriculum and InstructionThe Hong Kong Institute of EducationHong KongChina

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-287-071-1
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media Singapore 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Humanities, Social Sciences and Law
  • Print ISBN 978-981-287-070-4
  • Online ISBN 978-981-287-071-1
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