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In-house Placement of Freshman Students for the EAP Program in a Hospitality-Specialized Institution

Hsiao-I Hou
English, National Kaohsiung University of Hospitality and Tourism 1 Son-He Rd., Kaohsiung 812, Taiwan, ROC Tel: 886-7-8060505 E-mail:
Abstract :

In the language testing field, in-house placement tests are not often mentioned in research. The purpose of this study is to discuss the development of a new in-house placement test for an English for academic purposes (EAP) program at a hospitality-specialized university in Taiwan. The context of the program and the test development process are described. The testing purposes and formats are also presented. Based on quantitative analyses, the test results are interpreted. Practical teaching applications for this particular program and future research suggestions are provided.

Keywords :
Language testing; placement test; Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR)

Date Deposited : 10 Apr 2015 10:10

Last Modified : 10 Apr 2015 10:10

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Volume 3, Number 1, - 2015 , ISSN 2325-0887

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