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.
Bibliographical noteInternational Education and Cross-Cultural Communication, Problems and Solutions, IECC 2015, 9-11 June 2015, Tomsk, Russia
- foreign language competence
- standardised tests
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Linguistics and Language