TEM: A High-Stakes Standardized Test in the Chinese Context

  • Qian Xu
  • Jun Liu


Test for English Majors (TEM) is a national test in China, which has been developed to assess the language proficiency of undergraduate English majors, in order to determine whether they have met the learning requirements specified in the Teaching Syllabus. This chapter provides an overview of TEM, introducing the relevant educational system in China, the history of TEM, the role of TEM, together with a comparison between TEM characteristics and the Teaching Syllabus.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Qian Xu
    • 1
  • Jun Liu
    • 2
  1. 1.Shanghai International Studies UniversityShanghaiChina
  2. 2.Shanghai University of Electric PowerShanghaiChina

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