ERIC Number: ED262639
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
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The Testing of Proficiency in Listening Comprehension: Guidelines for Teaching.
James, Charles J.
In this discussion of techniques for teaching and testing listening comprehension according to the Provisional Proficiency Guidelines of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, five questions are addressed: (1) the nature of the relationship between listening and speaking; (2) the kinds of listening tasks that should be encouraged in the classroom, by means of filmed or taped material and by means of direct contact with native speakers; (3) editing of listening materials, especially at lower proficiency levels; (4) whether the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Provisional Proficiency Guidelines for listening comprehension are sufficiently developed to yield ratable samples of a learner's listening ability; and (5) kinds of the listening test items or instruments that are most appropriate for testing listening comprehension at the various levels described in the ACTFL guidelines. A variety of testing approaches, items, and techniques are outlined and compared. (MSE)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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