Functional bilingualism: Definition and ways of assessment

Olga V. Nagel, Irina G. Temnikova, Judith Wylie, Natalia F. Koksharova

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The purpose of the article is to research an issue concerning the bilingual status of students majoring in English as a foreign language at Tomsk State University and similar universities. The authors focus on a brief description of types of bilingualism to define the category best suited to the EFL students and discuss the complementing uses of traditionally accepted (TOEFL+ etc.) and alternative language assessment procedures (The Peabody Picture Vocabulary Test) for the stated target group to assess their competence in international education and balanced cross-cultural communication.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)218-224
Number of pages7
JournalProcedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 08 Dec 2015

Bibliographical note

International Education and Cross-Cultural Communication, Problems and Solutions, IECC 2015, 9-11 June 2015, Tomsk, Russia


  • Bilingualism
  • foreign language competence
  • standardised tests

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Education


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