ERIC Number: ED277218
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Jun
Reference Count: 0
Teaching and Testing Oral Skills. ACTFL Master Lecture Series.
Liskin-Gasparro, Judith E.
A discussion of teaching and testing oral skills in a second language looks at issues in the testing of speaking ability in general, the effect that testing can have on teaching, and the kinds of communicative activities that can be built into a foreign language program with oral proficiency as a goal. The issues addressed include the differential testing of the four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing), reasons for testing, achievement versus proficiency tests, characteristics of good tests, the oral proficiency interview, theoretical and practical considerations in designing performance-based oral achievement tests, scoring oral classroom tests, and important concepts in the relationship of oral teaching and testing. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Defense Language Inst., Washington, DC.
Note: Paper presented by a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) at the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (Monterey, CA, June 1983).