ERIC Number: ED393296
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Current Developments in Proficiency Evaluation for African Languages.
Dwyer, David J., Ed.
The essays collected here describe events, trends, and issues in the development of language proficiency testing for African languages. Papers include: "A Brief History of Proficiency Testing" (Richard T. Thompson, Dora E. Johnson); "The 1986 Stanford ACTFL Training Workshop" (William Leben); "The 1987 Madison-MSU Team Workshop" (David Dwyer); "African Language Teaching and Oral Proficiency Testing" (Katherine Demuth); "The Role of Proficiency Evaluation in the 1987 Intensive Advanced Hausa Institute (GPA)" (Jennifer J. Yanco); "The 1988 Madison Workshop on ACTFL Certification" (Linda Hunter); "The 1989 UCLA Workshop on Team Testing" (Russell Schuh); and "Report on the Boston University Proficiency Workshop" (John Hutchison). Appended materials include a list of related federally-funded projects, descriptions of proficiency levels outlined by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), lists of first, second, and third priority African languages, a list of advantages and uses of oral proficiency assessment, and a list of individuals willing to review proficiency assessments for specific languages. Contains 13 references. (MSE)
Descriptors: African Languages, Certification, Foreign Countries, Hausa, Inservice Teacher Education, Intensive Language Courses, Language Proficiency, Language Teachers, Language Tests, Oral Language, Program Descriptions, Speech Skills, Teamwork, Testing, Trend Analysis, Uncommonly Taught Languages, Workshops
Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. African Studies Center.