Brief Discussion on the Shift of Focus Based on the Cultivation of Non-English Majors’ English Proficiency under the Background of English Test for International Communication
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- English proficiency test, non-English majors, language competence, Washback Effects, English Test for International Communication, shift the teaching focus, effectiveness of teaching, Current personnel selection, teaching practice
In recent years, there are many English proficiency tests for non-English majors. They are meant to examine the language competence of the students and these tests have had a great influence on students’ learning, communication and job-hunting. This paper firstly illustrates the strengths and weaknesses of these traditional tests, and then studies the Washback effects on the reforms of the testing system; because of these effects, a new kind of test-English Test for International Communication (ETIC) emerged. After being introduced, it has attracted the attention of both teachers and students. Then this paper analyzes the features of this test and highlights the necessity of shifting teachers’ teaching focus in order to enhance the effectiveness of teaching and the students’ language competence. On the students’ side, this test is suitable to examine whether they can meet the requirements of the current personnel standard selection; on the teachers’ side, their teaching practice and teaching direction should be adjusted.
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TY - CONF AU - Xiaojie Han PY - 2019/06 DA - 2019/06 TI - Brief Discussion on the Shift of Focus Based on the Cultivation of Non-English Majors’ English Proficiency under the Background of English Test for International Communication BT - Proceedings of the 2nd International Seminar on Education Research and Social Science (ISERSS 2019) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 598 EP - 601 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.42 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iserss-19.2019.42 ID - Han2019/06 ER -