The Construct of English Competence and Test Design for Non-English Major Postgraduates

  •  Tinghua Li    
  •  Yuwen Zhang    


In this study, the construct of English competence for non-English major postgraduates is defined as the ability to effectively use various strategies and comprehensively exert the ability of reading, listening, writing, speaking and translation with academic, world, linguistic and intercultural knowledge in academic activities, classroom learning and workplace. Based on this construct, an English proficiency test for non-English major postgraduates is developed.

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