ERIC Number: ED363089
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Lingvo-didakticheskoe testirovanie (Language Testing).
Kokkota, V. A.
This book contrasts non-Soviet approaches to language testing and provides definitions from four Soviet language test experts. The role of foreign language teaching, the function of tests, and theoretical problems are discussed, with considerable focus on communicative competence. The book discusses test standardization and classification and treats statistical and arithmetical handling of data. It also contrasts brief histories of language testing abroad and in the Soviet Union. Specific attention is focused on theory and general methodology of test development and interpretation of results. The following issues are highlighted: testing for lexical and grammatical knowledge or competencies; testing for reading or aural comprehension; and pragmatic tests (dictations, aural and visual cloze tests, speaking and oral production tests). A bibliography with 170 citations is included. (CP)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Foreign Countries, Language Skills, Language Tests, Linguistic Competence, Modern Language Curriculum, Scoring, Second Language Learning, Test Construction, Test Interpretation, Test Theory, Testing
Vysshaya Schola Publishing House, Neglinnaya St. 29/14, Moscow 101430 Russia.
Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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