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ERIC Number: ED061819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Oct
Reference Count: 0
The Design and Execution of a Language Testing Programme at University Level in the United Kingdom.
Gomes da Costa, B.
This paper describes an experimental testing program in England which parallels a broader, 1967 study concerning second language acquisition in the United States. The earlier study, conducted by John Carroll, concentrated on determining proficiency of language majors in five foreign languages. This experiment limits the field of study to German majors engaged in the British Honours Degree programs at several universities. Phase 1 is based on the MLA Advanced Proficiency Tests and the Carroll-Sapon Modern Language Aptitude Test. Additionally, Alice Heim's "AH5 Group Test of High Grade Intelligence" and a comprehensive questionnaire devised by the author were also administered to some 400 students. Conclusive results were not obtained for various reasons explained by the author. (RL)
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Authoring Institution: Council of Europe, Strasbourg (France).
Note: Working paper delivered at the Symposium on Goal Analysis, Contents Definition and Evaluation in Modern Languages at University Level, Stockholm, Sweden, October 19-24, 1970