Assessment framework of English language proficiency for talent seeking platforms at Pearl River Delta Region

Xiaojing WENG, Haoran XIE, Yi CAI*

*Corresponding author for this work

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English language is becoming more and more important in the 21st century while the trend of globalization is getting increasingly obvious in the worldwide. Since one of the essential missions of education is to cultivate qualified professionals and satisfy the talent demand from the economic market, many universities and technical schools have taken English as their compulsory course in the curricula. However, due to the gap of language assessment between universities and industrial companies, English language teaching and learning in higher education has not reached its goal to provide satisfying human resources for the employers. Therefore, our research takes the effort to contribute in proposing a preliminary unified assessment framework for English Language Proficiency (ELP), which fills the gaps among the higher education sectors, industrial companies and talent seeking platforms by examining heterogeneous data sources from various talent seeking platforms. Then we will apply the model in the context of Pearl River Delta Region to guide fresh graduates when they are looking for jobs. This framework can assist different stakeholders including students, companies and educational institutions in developing talent for the society.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEmerging Technologies for Education : Third International Symposium, SETE 2018, Held in Conjunction with ICWL 2018, Chiang Mai, Thailand, August 22–24, 2018, Revised Selected Papers
EditorsTianyong HAO, Wei CHEN, Haoran XIE, Wanvimol NADEE, Rynson LAU
PublisherSpringer Nature Switzerland AG
Number of pages7
ISBN (Electronic)9783030035808
ISBN (Print)9783030035792
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education - Chiang Mai, Thailand
Duration: 22 Aug 201824 Aug 2018

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference3rd International Symposium on Emerging Technologies for Education
Abbreviated titleSETE 2018
CityChiang Mai
Internet address

Bibliographical note

The research described in this article has been supported by the Innovation and Technology Fund (Project No. GHP/022/17GD) and the Internship Programme (Ref: InP/015/18) from the Innovation and Technology Commission of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and the Science and Technology Planning Project of Guangdong Province (No. 2017B050506004).


  • ELP
  • Talent
  • Language assessment


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