Topic: National Standards for English and Tests for English Majors
Speaker: Shen ZHOU
Sponsor: School of English
Time: 2pm, May 26, 2017
Place: Auditorium in the Library, Jishan Campus
Speaker bio: Shen ZHOU, of Shanghai Foreign Languages University, is Professor of Second Rank, doctoral adviser; member of Foreign Languages Advisory Committee, Higher Education Division, Ministry of Education; deputy chair member of English Major Advisory Committee; Director of Test for English Majors TEM-4 and TEM 8; Expert Evaluator for the Foundation of the Strategic Planning for Social Sciences (2013-). In recent years, ZHOU has been teaching and conducting research in methods of foreign language instruction and language assessment.
ü Deep analysis of the TEM 4 since 2016, from the perspective of the National Standards for English Majors.
ü Emphasis on the different sections of the new TEM 4 and their various item types (listening, lecture/talk, cloze, reading comprehension, and writing).
ü Principles of subjective scoring
ü Multi-dimensional analysis of test taking situations in the nation