LINGUISTICS & CULTURE
|Data:||13/MAI/2006 7:42 PM|
|Assunto:||What could be done then?|
Fabricio, I think you are addressing the wrong people, and I say that for a number of reasons. You are, as the expression goes, "preaching to the choir."
The test is supposed to help universities, right? When universities complain (the people who are supposedly benefitting), then changes may come about. Why should anyone care what the people taking it think?
Several years ago I was asked to work on an exam for the city of Poços de Caldas. The exam was a joke, a real porcaria. It didn't measure how well prospective English teachers spoke English, it measured how lucky they were. A typical question had four possible answers. Sometimes all were correct, somtimes three were correct, somtimes two were correct, somtimes one was correct, and somtimes none was correct. Do you think anyone wanted to listen to me? I was even told that the prefeitura liked "tricky" questions because somehow it showed how clever the person was.
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