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Oral Proficiency Testing in College-Level Foreign Language Programs. A Handbook for Foreign Language Departments [microform] / Barbara H. Wing and Sandi F. Mayewski
Bib ID 5477487
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
Author
Wing, Barbara H
 
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Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1984 
36 p. 
Summary

A handbook designed to acquaint college and university language departments with recent developments in oral proficiency testing gives an overview of the rationale, development, procedures, and implications of oral proficiency evaluation. The discussion is placed in the context of college and university language teaching. An overview section defines oral proficiency testing, looks at its importance in the academic setting, and outlines recent developments. A second section describes the oral proficiency evaluation process as outlined by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The third section describes the academic uses of the ACTFL/ETS process, and the fourth section discusses the process' implications for curriculum development, specific courses, teaching techniques, and testing the other skills. The handbook also reports the results of a study concerning the feasibility of incorporating oral proficiency testing in college-level foreign language courses. The oral proficiency scales developed by the Interagency Language Roundtable and by ACTFL/ETS are appended. (MSE)

Notes

Sponsoring Agency: Department of Education, Washington, DC.

Contract Number: G008201400.

Educational level discussed: Higher Education.

Practitioners.

May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18: https://eric.ed.gov/

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Classroom Techniques.  |  College Second Language Programs.  |  Communication Skills.  |  Curriculum Development.  |  Departments.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Feasibility Studies.  |  Higher Education.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Skills.  |  Language Tests.  |  Rating Scales.  |  Second Language Instruction.  |  Teaching Guides.  |  Test Use.  |  Verbal Tests.  |  Oral Proficiency Testing  |  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Langs Educational Testing Service Interagency Language Roundtable
Form/genre Information Analyses.  |  Guides, Non-Classroom.
Other authors/contributors Mayewski, Sandi F., author  |  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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