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ERIC Number: ED347780
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987-Mar
Pages: 311
Abstractor: N/A
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.
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Indiana Univ., Bloomington. Dept. of Language Education.