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Grapin, Scott E. – Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, 2017
Language for specific purposes (LSP) has a long history in the language testing literature. An outgrowth of the communicative language movement of the 1970s, LSP testing arose out of the practical need to assess individuals' abilities to perform specific tasks in academic and professional settings. This historical review traces the evolution of…
Descriptors: English for Special Purposes, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, English (Second Language)