ERIC Number: ED347780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Proceedings of the Symposium on the Evaluation of Foreign Language Proficiency (Indiana University, Bloomington, March 4-6, 1987).
Valdman, Albert, Ed.
The proceedings of a two and one-half day symposium concerning the assessment of functional language ability through the oral interview process included the following papers: "The FSI/ILR/ACTFL Proficiency Scales and Testing Techniques: Development, Current Status, and Need Research" (John L. D. Clark, Ray T. Clifford); "The ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines: An Update" (Judith E. Liskin-Gasparro); "Problems in Examining the Validity of the ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview" (Lyle F. Bachman); "Legal Caveats on Communicative Proficiency Testing for Graduation Requirements or Teacher Certification" (Sally Magnan); "The Extension of Language Proficiency Guidelines and Oral Proficiency Testing to the Less Commonly Taught Languages" (David Hiple); "Application of the ILR-ACTFL Test and Guidelines to the Less Commonly Taught Languages (Ron Walton); "Bennett-Biersteker Model for Proficiency Profiling in African Languages" (Sally Magnan, Patrick Bennett); "Arabic-Specific Oral Proficiency Guidelines" (Ernest N. McCarus); "The Certificate of Dutch as a Foreign Language" (Jos Nivette); "Communicative Needs: The Case of Irish" (David Singleton); "Adapting ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines to Russian" (Irene Thompson); "Application of the ILR-ACTFL Test and Guidelines to Indonesian (John U. Wolff); "Testing Listening Comprehension in the Context of the ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines (Dan Douglas); "The Problem of the Target Model in Proficiency-Oriented Foreign Language Instruction: (Albert Valdeman); "Four Challenges for Proficiency: Comments from within the AEI Proficiency Framework" (Pardee Lowe, Jr.); "Features of Pragmatic and Sociolinguistic Competence in the Oral Proficiency Interview" (Heidi Byrnes); "The Role of Grammar in the Development of Communicative Ability" (Nina Garrett); "What Price Grammar" (Simon Belasco); "L2 Vocabulary Acquisition" (Susan M. Gass); "Issues in Establishing and Maintaining a Language Proficiency Requirement (Barbara F. Freed); "Developing and Implementing Proficiency Oriented Tests for a New Language Requirement at the University of Minnesota (Dale L. Lange); and "Evaluation of Foreign Language Proficiency: Synthesis" (G. Richard Tucker). Individual presentations or group of presentations are followed by reaction/response papers, comments, and a summary of the discussion session.
Descriptors: Certification, Communicative Competence (Languages), Evaluation Criteria, Grammar, High Schools, Higher Education, Language Fluency, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Listening Comprehension, Second Language Instruction, Second Languages, Student Evaluation, Test Use, Testing, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Vocabulary Development
Committee for Research and Development in Language Instruction (CREDLI), Ballantine Hall 602, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47405 ($15.25).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Language Education.