Anhui Province to stop PETS test in 2017 安徽2017年停止全国英语等级考试

2016-12-20 09:46 Ecns.cn

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Educational authorities in central China's Anhui Province have confirmed that they would stop PETS (Public English Test System), a national English proficiency test, from 2017.

12月15日,安徽省教育招生考试院发布通知:2017年安徽省全国英语等级考试停止考试。

Anhui is the first to quit the system, with more regions expected to follow suit under a State Council plan to integrate the current PETS and CET English testing system into a new one by 2020.

安徽是国内第一个停止全国英语等级考试的省份。接下来,还会有更多的省加入停止全国英语等级考试,甚至四六级考试的阵营。这是因为,国务院在2014年9月颁布的《关于深化考试招生制度改革的实施意见》中,就提出:到2020年,基本建成标准统一、功能多元的现代化外语测评体系。

China has about 300 million English learners who often face multiple, inconsistent English testing systems, said Liu Jianda, vice president of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies.

广东外语外贸大学副校长刘建达教授说,中国约有3亿英语学习者,但各教学大纲缺乏连贯性,各类考试缺乏统一标准,存在种类繁多的英语考试。

At a symposium held last month, Lin Huiqing, vice minister of education, revealed that the new English proficiency evaluation system will be ready to meet the public in 2017 and may be put forward within China by 2020.

在11月12日的第二届语言测试与评价国际研讨会上,教育部林蕙青副部长就透露,中国英语能力等级量表已完成主体研制,预计2017年正式对外公布,国家英语能力等级考试计划在2020年前逐步推出。

According to Liu, the new system would correspond with international standards and set nine grades for testers -- Grade 1 and Grade 2 is desired for elementary school graduates, Grade 3 for junior high, Grade 4 for Senior high, Grade 5 and 6 for University, Grade 7 for English majors and Grade 8 and 9 for exceptional talents.

据刘建达介绍,新制定的中国英语能力等级量表将划分为九个等级。其中,一二级大致对应小学水平,三级对应初中,四级对应高中,五六级对应大学,七级对应英语专业,八九级对应高端外语人才。

The country is also building a testing system accordingly, with the standards for Grade 5, 6 and 7 to be first announced in 2017.

同时,专家还在着手设计一个国家英语能力等级考试,目前已经完成两个重点突破级别(五级和六级)的考试大纲研制工作,将在2017年适时推出并使用。

China currently has two English testing systems. PETS accepts testers regardless of age, occupation and origination. It's widely chosen by elementary and high school students and off-campus testers. CET-4/6 tests are normally taken by college students. The test result sometimes serves as an important reference in recruitment.

目前国内的英语考试分为两类:一是PETS,也就是全国英语等级考试,应试者不分年龄、学历、户籍等背景,多是中小学生和校外人员。另一个是CET-4/6,即四六级考试的主要应试者是大学生,考试结果有时作为应聘的一项重要指标。  

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