Testing Language Proficiency in India: Some Problematic Issues

  • Shobha Satyanath
  • T. S. Satyanath


This paper discusses some important issues associated with language testing in multilingual and pluricultural India. It attempts to cover some of the pedagogic and sociolinguistic issues confronting language testing in India. This is not to suggest that all problematic issues have been taken care of here. In addition, some problems are general in nature and refer to different languages and some are specific only to Hindi. Although the discussion centers around Hindi, it applies equally well to other Indian languages. We have tried to refer to other language situations wherever it is relevant.


Reading Comprehension Target Language Speech Community Rural Child Indian Language 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Shobha Satyanath
    • 1
  • T. S. Satyanath
    • 1
  1. 1.University of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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