ERIC Number: ED165482
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: 0
Oral Communication Testing: A Handbook for the Foreign Language Teacher.
Linder, Cathy, Ed.
This handbook is a compendium of communication testing techniques submitted by French teachers from the United States, France, and Canada. The majority of the handbook consists of sample oral communication tests. The introductory section defines communication, outlines communications testing, and discusses listening comprehension, oral expression, and conversation. A general scoring system adapted from the Foreign Service Institute rating procedures by Bartz and Schulz is outlined, based on fluency, comprehensibility, amount of communication, and quality of communication. The sample communication tests are organized by category: listening comprehension, oral expression, and conversation. Within each category, the following sequencing is presented: beginner level, beginner-intermediate level, intermediate level, intermediate-advanced level, advanced level, and all levels (beginner, intermediate, and/or advanced). Information is presented on test preparation, administration, and scoring. Sample scripts and the English equivalents are provided, and a few diagrams are included. (SW)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Elementary Secondary Education, French, Higher Education, Language Fluency, Language Instruction, Language Learning Levels, Language Proficiency, Language Skills, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Listening Comprehension Tests, Second Language Learning, Speech Communication, Test Selection, Testing, Verbal Communication, Verbal Tests
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Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of Teachers of French.