English Language Assessment and the Chinese Learner. Routledge.
This book is very informative as it has covered all the elements of English language in China and this information was very important for the work. The content in the book explains about the in depth coverage of English language in China. This book is up to date and images present in the book cover all the elements that help in grabbing the attention of the reader. Not only China but the authors have focused on the situation of Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland of China. The main elements of the book cover history of tests present in the country and how these tests placed impacts on the students and English learners. Current research has been mentioned in the book that covers all these aspects. Another element of the book focuses on the test designers and test users and how test development is impacted by both the parties. Factors like social political and economical are covered by the authors in explaining the current situation. Conceptual and theoretical frameworks have been mentioned in the book and these frame works explain about the attitudes and perceptions of people living in China. All in all the book revolves around the theory in practice that people in China have accepted this language and they are struggling hard for learning English language. It has been notified that political intervention is required in this filed that can help in engaging the students and academic consultants. Tests present in the system about English language are still poor and they need to be improved.
Part of the book that was used in my work revolved around the attitudes and perceptions of the students for English language and how they are coping up with this language. Also Macro environmental factors were also used in the assignment and these factors were present in the book. Writing of the book was clear and authors have used terminologies that cannot create any difference for the readers so they can read it easily. This book should be recommended to every student researching for Chinese perceptions about English language and how this language has changed the academic policies of the country.