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Zbornik radova Filozofskog fakulteta u Prištini
2019, vol. 49, iss. 1, pp. 89-105
article language: English
document type: Review Paper

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Some implications for using a diagnostic test in English language courses at post-secondary level
Univerzitet u Prištini sa privremenim sedištem u Kosovskoj Mitrovici, Filozofski fakultet, Katedra za engleski jezik i književnost


This paper addresses a relatively new type of testing in the English language classroom called diagnostic test(ing). This type of test is used to accelerate students' performance during English language courses at the University of Pristina's Faculty of Philosophy in Kosovska Mitrovica. The purpose of this test is to help teachers determine students' English language skills and to give an outlook into areas where students exhibit weaknesses and need to work on during the course.


diagnostic test; English language courses; post-secondary level; students; teachers


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