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Teacher Training Project for Bilingual and English to Speakers of Other Languages Teachers. Teacher Training Monograph No. 3 [microform] / Sharon Nichols McNeely and Clemens L. Hallman
Bib ID 5508673
Format BookBook, MicroformMicroform, OnlineOnline
McNeely, Sharon Nichols
Online Versions
Description [Washington, D.C.] : Distributed by ERIC Clearinghouse, 1986 
84 p. 

This monograph is designed to acquaint classroom teachers with the language proficiency guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and the oral testing guidelines of the Educational Testing Service (ETS). The guidelines are intended for language proficiency assessment by the oral interview technique. Designated pages are to be used as a pull-out manual before and after testing for illustrating how informal oral language proficiency assessment (OLPA) interviews are conducted. An introductory section discusses the need for OLPA, the interview technique, the history of oral language proficiency testing, terms and definitions, and caveats and common concerns. Three subsequent chapters examine proficiency levels (the rating scale and components of proficiency levels, and the ACTFL generic speaking descriptions), interviewing (techniques and procedures, interviewer bias and mistakes, and checklists, formats, and other suggestions), and student variables (ages and developmental stages, cultural and environmental factors, and personal and affective characteristics). The ACTFL proficiency guidelines, additional test descriptions, and a brief reference list are appended. (MSE)


Sponsoring Agency: Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs (ED), Washington, DC.

Contract Number: G008402146.

ERIC Note: This document contains some colored pages which may not reproduce clearly.



May also be available online. Address as at 14/8/18:

Reproduction Microfiche. [Washington D.C.]: ERIC Clearinghouse microfiches : positive. 
Subjects Evaluation Criteria.  |  Evaluation Methods.  |  Individual Differences.  |  Interviews.  |  Language Proficiency.  |  Language Tests.  |  Oral Language.  |  Questioning Techniques.  |  Second Language Instruction.  |  Student Characteristics.  |  Teacher Education.  |  Teaching Guides.  |  Test Format.  |  Testing Problems.  |  ACTFL ETS Language Proficiency Guidelines
Form/genre Guides, Classroom
Other authors/contributors Hallman, Clemens L., author  |  Florida Univ., Gainesville
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