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Washback Effect of the CEPA English Test on Teaching in an Educational Zone in the UAE
Studies conducted to investigate the washback effect of standardized tests have found that the influence which a test might have on teaching can be positive or negative (see Cheng, 2005; Shohamy, 2001; and Wall & Alderson, ...
Teacher and Student Views Towards the Role of Grammar Instruction in UAE Universities
Grammar teaching has always been a very controversial topic in the field of second language acquisition. Whether or not to teach grammar remains an unresolved issue. However, there has been a common accord toward the value ...
Oral ESL Test Anxiety with Emirati Secondary School Students
In the UAE and globally, high-stakes testing is prevalent in second language learning. One important and integral part of high-stakes English language tests is the oral proficiency interview, which can be a pre-requisite ...