ERIC Number: ED196000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980-Aug
Reference Count: 0
The Assessment of Oral English.
Dobie, Bruce A.
This paper describes and discusses the school leaving examination in oral English in South Africa, which is designed for those whose first language is English and involves the presentation of a prepared talk, reading aloud, and a conversation with a teacher. Each element of the test is discussed and evaluated separately. Problems of reticence in adolescent boys, lack of continuous oral language assessment, lack of training in speech instruction by the teachers and the time-consuming aspects of the test are also discussed. (MKM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Africa
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the International Conference on the Teaching of English (3rd, Sydney, Australia, August 17-22, 1980).