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ERIC Number: ED195170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 151
Abstractor: N/A
Testing Kit: French and Spanish.
Adams, Marianne Lehr, Ed.; Frith, James R., Ed.
This guide is intended for the use of the interviewers who determine the oral proficiency ratings of candidates for the Foreign Service. The following materials have been collected: (1) "The Measurement of Speaking and Reading Proficiency in a Foreign Language," (2) "Definitions of Absolute Ratings," (3) "Factors in Speaking Proficiency," (4) "Self-Appraisal of Speaking Proficiency," (5) "FSI Language Proficiency Tests," (6) "Assignment of + Ratings," (7) "Comments and Suggestions on FSI Testing Procedure," (8) "Language Proficiency Check List," (9) "Weighting Table and Conversion Table," (10) "Suggested Topics for an Oral Test," (11) "Questions for Examiners," (12) "Suggestions for Selection of Reading Materials for Tests," (13) "On Testing for S-1+ and S-2," (14) "Elicitation Techniques for Higher Levels," (15) comments and suggestions by FSI French and Spanish staff, (16) "Grammatical Benchmarks for French and Spanish," (17) "On Eliciting Features of French and Spanish," (18) "S-Ratings in Spanish: Criteria and Characteristics," (19) "The Art of Interviewing," (20) "Steps in a Speaking Test," (21) "Interpreter Situations," and (22) descriptions of tapes. (JB)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402 (Stock No. 044-000-01756-3, $4.75).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: EnglishFrenchSpanish
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Foreign Service (Dept. of State), Washington, DC. Foreign Service Inst.