ERIC Number: ED285420
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The Teaching and Testing of Comprehension in Foreign Language Learning.
Bernhardt, Elizabeth B.; James, Charles J.
Instructional models for foreign language reading and listening comprehension are outlined and synthesized, and an instructional procedure based on immediate recall, a standardized method for assessing first-language comprehension, is proposed. First, the interrelated processes of reading and listening comprehension, as currently defined in the research literature, are discussed. Differences in the processing of oral and written texts and the role of individual language comprehension strategies are examined. Second, the instructional procedure itself is described and examples of student responses to the protocols for reading and listening are provided. Implications of differential student responses for lesson planning are discussed. Finally, issues in comprehension testing and scoring are addressed. (MSE)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Note: In: Birckbichler, Diane W., Ed. Proficiency, Policy, and Professionalism in Foreign Language Education. Selected Papers from the 1987 Central States Conference; see FL 016 895.