Chinese as a Second Language Assessment

Zhang, Dongbo, Lin, Chin-Hsi

  • 出版商: Springer
  • 出版日期: 2018-12-12
  • 售價: $3,800
  • 貴賓價: 9.5$3,610
  • 語言: 英文
  • 頁數: 293
  • 裝訂: Quality Paper - also called trade paper
  • ISBN: 9811350450
  • ISBN-13: 9789811350450
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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.


Dongbo Zhang and Chin-Hsi Lin both have extensive experience teaching Chinese as a Second Language and studying CSL learning, instruction, and assessment. They have also been actively involved in Chinese teacher preparation and conducted workshops for K-16 Chinese teachers where assessment of Chinese has often been highlighted. As scholars of CSL education, former Chinese teachers and now Chinese teacher educators, they have recognized the fact that CLS assessment remains an under-researched area despite the rapid development of CSL research, which tends to focus largely on issues of Chinese pedagogy and acquisition. The current work is an attempt to remedy this imbalance and advance the field of CSL assessment.