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ERIC Number: ED119505
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975-Sep
Pages: 17
Abstractor: N/A
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Preliminaries and Preparation for Examinations: Examiner's Report and Evaluation.
Coffin, Edna Amir
The self-instructional language program (SILP) allows students to learn, through a guided individualized study program, a foreign language not offered in the regular university curriculum. A director for the program offers the facilities and materials necessary for administering such a program. A tutor, who is a native speaker of the target language, serves as a monitor and drill master for small groups of students. An outside examiner, who is a professional language instructor and an expert in the target language, examines the students at the end of the term and evaluates their achievement and assigns grades for the course. The examination procedures must be an integral part of SILP that is accepted by the students as a proper evaluation of their newly learned language skills and is not looked at simply as a mechanism by which grades are given on the basis of a single impression. The choice of a qualified examiner, consultation of director of SILP with the examiner, and a clear explan'ation of the function and procedures of the examination to both students and tutors, are necessary preliminary steps to ensure a successful completion of the individualized language study course. A sample of an examination in Modern Hebrew is included in the appendix to the paper. (Author/CLK)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Conference on the National Association for Self-Instructional Language Programs (Canisius College, Buffalo, New York, September 19-20, 1975)