ERIC Number: ED180208
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
English as a Second Language Oral Assessment (ESLOA).
Coy, Joye Jenkins; And Others
This diagnostic instrument was developed for use with non-English-speakinq adult students. Four tests measure listening comprehension and oral proficiency at four levels of English proficiency. The Level One test assesses the student's ability to identify specific vocabulary items; no oral response is necessary. Survival vocabulary and the ability to express emotions and conditions in English are tested at Level Two. At Level Three, the student must answer information questions and follow patterns in the present and present progressive tenses. Finally, Level Four assesses the student's command of grammar in question formation, transformation of negative to positive, and formation of past and future tenses. In each test, the instructor uses pictorial aids and a series of short questions to elicit student response. The instrument is designed for use with one student at a time. At the end of each test, suggestions for classroom instruction at the appropriate level are offered. Appendices include a free expression test and definitions of terms. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Communicative Competence (Languages), Diagnostic Tests, Educational Diagnosis, English (Second Language), Grammar, Language Instruction, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Speech Communication, Speech Skills, Vocabulary
Literacy Volunteers of America, Inc., 623 Midtown Plaza, 700 East Water Street, Syracuse, NY 13210 ($4.00)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Literacy Volunteers, Inc., Syracuse, NY.