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Defining and Developing Proficiency. Guidelines, Implementations and Concepts [microform] / Heidi Byrnes, Ed. and Michael Canale, Ed
Bib ID 5481864
Format MicroformMicroform, BookBook
Author
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
 
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1987 
141 p. 
Summary

This volume presents papers that dicusss the need for more systematic and rigorous research programs to monitor the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Proficiency Guidelines and their various implementations. "A Progress Report on the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, 1982-1986" (David V. Hiple), traces the historical constellations that were operational in the development of the provisional guidelines in 1982. The 1986 Proficiency Guidelines are appended to this paper. "From Defining to Developing Proficiency: A Look at the Decisions" (Vicki Galloway) investigates the implications of the proficiency movement on curriculum design, elaboration of syllabi, appropriate classroom procedures, and pedagogical materials. "ACTFL's Current Research in Proficiency Testing" (Patricia Dandonoli) reports on efforts to shore up the testing component of the guidelines. "Language Proficiency Levels and the Typology of Texts" (James R. Child) proposes an independent typology of texts that will provide a formal rationale for establishing skill levels. "Second Language Acquisition: Insights from a Proficiency Orientation" (Heidi Byrnes) presents an urgent call for proficiency-related research. (CB)

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Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Curriculum Design.  |  Instructional Materials.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Skills.  |  Language Tests.  |  Program Development.  |  Research Needs.  |  Teaching Methods.  |  Test Use.  |  Test Validity.  |  ACTFL ETS Proficiency Guidelines
Form/genre Collected Works, General.  |  Information Analyses.  |  Reports, Descriptive.
Other authors/contributors Byrnes, Heidi, editor  |  Canale, Michael, editor  |  American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, Hastings-on-Hudson, NY
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