publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Testing the Predictive Validity of the IELTS Test on Omani English Candidates’ Professional Competencies

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Open Access English
  • Published: 01 Sep 2014 Journal: International Journal of Applied Linguistics and English Literature (issn: 2200-3592, eissn: 2200-3452, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Australian International Academic Centre PTY. LTD.
Abstract
This study has investigated the relationship between IELTS testing and Omani English teacher trainees’ professional competencies by adopting a quantitative method for data collection. A total number of 94 graduate freshmen Omani English teachers’ IELTS, CGPA and their teaching professional competencies are collected. The results reveal a moderate significant relationship between IELTS and CGPA but a weak relationship between IELTS and teaching competencies.  This study could contribute to the growing body of literature that aims to assess the construct validity of IELTS, and attempts to do so in the new terrain of teaching competencies. This study puts forwards ...
Subjects
free text keywords: International English Language Testing System, English Language proficiency, Professional competencies, Rusaq College of Applied Sciences, Philology. Linguistics, P1-1091, English literature, PR1-9680
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publication . Article . Other literature type . 2014

Testing the Predictive Validity of the IELTS Test on Omani English Candidates’ Professional Competencies

:(unav);