The International English Language Testing System (IELTS) plays a key role in international student access to universities around the world. Preparation courses for IELTS test takers are now widespread and opinions differ on the contribution of such such courses to the development of academic literacy skills.
Although IELTS includes a direct test of writing, it has been suggested that test preparation may hinder international students from acquiring academic literacy skills required for university study.
This study investigates the wash-back of the IELTS Writing test on English for Academic Purposes (EAP) provision. The study examines dedicated IELTS preparation courses alongside broader programmes designed to develop the academic literacy skills required for university study.
Series: Studies in Language Testing
English as a Second Language (ESL)
Number Of Pages: 386
Published: 29th November 2007
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 15.0
Weight (kg): 0.64