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Oral proficiency testing for teachers in difficult circumstances

Tim Conway

Oral proficiency testing for teachers in difficult circumstances

a proposed oral assessment procedure for Indonesian high school teachers of English in the final year of the S1 teacher training course.

by Tim Conway

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Written in English


Edition Notes

Thesis (M.A. English Language Teaching) - Thames Valley University, 1992.

ContributionsThames Valley University.
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Open LibraryOL21436281M

The basic problem in testing oral ability is essentially the same as for testing writing. We want to set tasks that form a representative sample of the population of oral tasks that we expect candidates to be able to perform. The tasks should elicit behaviour which truly represents the candidates' : Arthur Hughes.   includes seven videos that will walk you through the Public Service Commission's Test of Oral Proficiency. It also provides you with tips on how to prepare for the test and explains what the.

approach to assessing English-language proficiency. In doing so, the paper: • discusses why a comprehensive approach is not always implemented • considers the circumstances under which a comprehensive approach may be desirable and when it may be unnecessary • outlines an argument for testing language proficiency in all four language domains. The reliability of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) has not been reported since ACTFL revised its speaking proficiency guidelines in Reliability data for assessments should be reported periodically to provide users with enough information to evaluate the psychometric characteristics of the assessment. This study provided the most comprehensive analysis of ACTFL OPI reliability Cited by:

* * * * * * * * Oral Proficiency Interview An individual, casual, spoken interview conducted to determine what level of speaking (and listening) proficiency a student has. Evaluation Scales Students are evaluated according to a standardized, criteria-based rubric or scale, not on a curve. Oral Language Assessment The Oral Language Assessment provides information concerning strengths and weaknesses in what a student is able to listen to and understand of the complex structures of spoken English used by adults. It is a test of the student’s recep-tive language. Many students have trouble mastering the structures of oral.


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Oral proficiency testing for teachers in difficult circumstances by Tim Conway Download PDF EPUB FB2

The levels of proficiency associated with each of the positions above are minimal levels of oral proficiency based on task analyses. The minimal levels were determined by subject matter experts from companies and agencies who use ACTFL proficiency tests.

e Size: 1MB. The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a valid and reliable means of assessing how well a person speaks a language. It is a minute one-on-one interview between a certified ACTFL tester and an examinee.

The interview is interactive and continuously adapts to. "Talking and Testing" provides a comprehensive examination of the problems of language proficiency interviews and is an important text in the field of language testing. It will make you consider the meaning of what goes on in this kind of language test, whether you 4/5(1).

The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a valid and reliable testing method that measures how well a person speaks a language. It uses a standardized procedure for the global assessment of functional speaking ability, i.e., it measures language production holistically by determin.

Testing Oral Proficiency: Difficulties and Methods Introduction: Although testing language has traditionally taken the form of testing knowledge about language, the idea of testing communicative competence is becoming recognized as being of great importance in second language learning.

In testing communicative competence, speaking and listening tasks are commonly used. The content of the Second Language Evaluation – Test of Oral Proficiency is ates are not permitted to disclose test content to other people (e.g., other test-takers, employees, superiors Oral proficiency testing for teachers in difficult circumstances book language teachers).Any disclosure of test content is in contravention of the Policy on Government Security and the use of such improperly obtained or transmitted information could be found.

An Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is a standardized, global assessment of functional speaking the form of a conversation between the tester and test-taker, the test measures how well a person speaks a language by assessing their performance of a range of language tasks against specified criteria.

In the United States, the criteria for each of ten proficiency levels are. The aim isto learn how the teachers perceive oral proficiency and the performance standards for oral proficiency in the policy documents, as well as how they organize and rate the oral subtest based on. tion.

The focus of this paper is oral proficiency testing by means of the Oral Interview as developed by the Foreign Service Institute in Washington, D.C. of the Oral Interview Test The Oral Interview Test was developed because the United States government needed to know the lingui capabilitiesAuthor: Ruth Inzinna.

This dissertation deals with how teachers talk about oral proficiency in the classroom of the course ‘English C’, which has now been renamed ‘English 7’ in the new steering documents that were introduced in The aim with this qualitative study about oral proficiency, inspired by.

Oral Proficiency Interview - computer: Level IM2 (OPIc Punch Book 1) - Kindle edition by Lee, Jane, Lee, Dongho. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Oral Proficiency Interview - computer: Level IM2 (OPIc Punch Book 1)/5(3).

ORAL PROFICIENCY INTERVIEW (OPI) TEST GUIDE WHAT CAN I DO TO PREPARE FOR THE INTERVIEW. At AT&T, our goal in testing is not to cause you to fail; rather, our intent is to set our employees up for success. Remember, we succeed when you succeed.

The best way for you to succeed on a given test is to adequately Size: KB. ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) General Description: The ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview, or OPI, as it is often called, is a valid and reliable testing method that measures how well a person speaks a language.

It is a standardized procedure for the global assessment of functional speaking. Implications for Developing Proficiency across Skills and Modes. The following workshops are designed to explore best practices for achieving high levels of proficiency across skills and modes as described in the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines Crossing Major Borders (Higher levels).

fit integrated oral proficiency tasks into the framework of quantitative psychometric testing modes. It also needs to meet higher demands of test takers living in today’s digitized world.

To test if summary writing in integrated listening-speaking tasks is beneficial to EFL learners in decreasing their anxiety in the follow-up speaking task. The Oral SEPT includes five tasks and requires approximately 15 minutes to complete.

The tasks are organized from easy to challenging. The following table shows the test components, with the corresponding CEFR levels, and time required in some detail. The Oral Standardized English Proficiency Test (Oral SEPT) Tasks Time (minutes)File Size: KB.

An Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is an assessment of functional speaking ability in a given language. The test measures how well a person can use a language effectively and appropriately by assessing performance on a range of different language tasks.

An Approach to Performance Testing of Oral Language Proficiency for Bilingual Education Teacher Certification 1 Charles W. Stansfield Center for Applied Linguistics Abstract This paper describes the development and implementation of the Texas Oral Proficiency Test. In this review article, empirical studies published from through on second-language (L2) oral proficiency testing are analyzed, with a specific focus on discourse and social interaction.

aspects of Oral Language Proficiency from low to high level of proficiency 1. Put the five aspects in order vertically: 1) Comprehension, 2) Fluency, 3) Vocabulary, 4) Pronunciation, and 5) Grammar 2.

Put the levels in order horizontally from lowest (1) to highest (5) for each aspect (color coded) 3. Compare your chart to another group and.

ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview – Cost $ •Registration for scheduling the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview opens Monday, Jand ends Thursday, J •Testing begins Monday, J •The last day to take the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview is Thursday, J COPE (CAL Oral Proficiency Exam) Available Languages: Chinese, English, French, German, Japanese, Russian, and Spanish.

COPE was designed for Grades 5–8 students enrolled in immersion programs. Using an oral interview/role play technique with two students at a time, the COPE measures students’ ability to interact with others in a second.

Problems in Testing Oral Proficiency; Due to the complexity of aspects involved in testing oral proficiency, many teachers tend to avoid assessing the speaking skill. Madsen () points out that of all language exams testing speaking ability is the most challenging in terms of test preparation, administration, and scoring.