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Call for papers: Language Assessment Literacy

This special issue brings together cutting edge research and reviews highlighting the issues involved in the understanding of language assessment. Language assessment literacy (LAL) includes skill in the procedures for evaluating language abilities, the ability to build suitable assessments, and just as importantly, the understanding of appropriate mechanisms of feedback that assist learners to improve their target language and reach their short and long-term goals.

Featured collection: The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for English Language Assessment in China

Purpose of this thematic series is to discuss the applicability of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) for English language assessment in local contexts and introduce the work on developing a framework for English language education in China.

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Expanding the area of study to Oceania

With a great number of second or foreign language learners and the extremely diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, the Asia-Pacific region is an amazing ground of study for language assessment research. This is why the journal decided to expand the scope to the whole Asia-Pacific area and to welcome new submissions that focus on this region. 

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Factor structure of the Test of English for Academic Purposes (TEAP®) test in relation to the TOEFL iBT® test by Y In’nami, R Koizumi and K Nakamura

Validity argument for the VELC Test® score interpretations and uses by T Kumazawa, T Shizuka, M Mochizuki and A Mizumoto

Genre analysis of writing tasks in Japanese university entrance examinations by H Watanabe

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A peer-reviewed journal would not survive without the generous time and insightful comments of the reviewers, whose efforts often go unrecognized. Editors and staff of Language Testing in Asia would like to publicly acknowledge our peer reviewers.

Aims and scope

Language Testing in Asia (LTA) was founded in 2011 as a high quality peer-reviewed online academic journal. The purpose of LTA is to acknowledge and showcase scholarly findings in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region in the field of language assessment. A broad definition of Asia is used, which includes any countries east of the Suez Canal and south of the Caspian and Black seas, to Japan in the east and Indonesia in the south. More recently, it has been decided to further expand the area of study to Oceania.

Language assessment is of particular importance in the Asia-Pacific region, which has a large number of second or foreign language learners with very diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, assessments of large scales and high stakes, and an urgent need for research to improve the quality of assessment services.

The journal compares validity, consistency and efficacy of testing approaches and methods, and by analysing a wide variety of contextual elements such as cultural aspects, attitudes, students’ perceptions and motivation, it aims at exploring the applicability of language assessment methods in local contexts, examining new proposals and ideas, and actively contributing to the discussion about transparent and effective frameworks for language education in Asia.

Offering evidence and reports in a scholarly and rigorous format, Language Testing in Asia will appeal not only to linguists, academics and researchers in the field of language assessment, but also to policy-makers, policy planners and administrators, school-leaders and trainers.

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