ERIC Number: ED342244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Assessment of Proficiency in Japanese as a Foreign Language. Conference Proceedings of an International Working Group Sponsored by the Asian Studies Council (Canberra, Australia, June 12-14, 1990).
Wylie, Elaine, Ed.
The proceedings of a working group conference on proficiency testing of Japanese as a second language contain a brief background paper distributed to conference invitees, a list of items included in the pre-conference portfolio, an advance organizer of potential discussion topics, a 77-item annotated list of bibliographies on second language testing, an additional unannotated 110-item bibliography, a brief list of relevant tests and scales, a conference schedule, a list of participants, and the following papers: "Towards the Development of Proficiency and Other Tests in Japanese as a Foreign Language in Australia" (D. E. Ingram); "Tourism Industry Needs and Priorities" (B. Kinnaird); "Employer Expectations" (R. McLeod); "Assessment of Proficiency Levels--Japanese Language: Relevance to the Hotel Industry" (J. K. Lambert); "Proficiency Levels for Japanese Speakers--Qantas Perspective" (S. O'Donnell); "A Brief Summary of the Interim Reports of Syllabus for the Japanese Language Proficiency Test (1989-90)" (K. Okuda); "Proficiency Testing" (T. Whalley); "Foreign Language Proficiency Assessment in the U.S." (D. V. Whipple and H. Kataoka); "Language Planning and the Testing of Japanese in Australia" (J. V. Neustupny); and "Designing Instruments To Measure Language Proficiency" (A. Davies and A. Brown). An outline of conference activities called "Daily Tasks and Outcomes," and a section describing specific project proposals resulting from the conference, with suggested timelines, staffing, costs, and funding sources, are appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Asian Studies Council, Canberra (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia