ERIC Number: ED420184
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Language Coordinators Resource Kit. Section Seven: Assessment.
Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.
The guide is one section of a resource kit designed to assist Peace Corps language instruction coordinators in countries around the world in understanding the principles underlying second language learning and teaching and in organizing instructional programs. This section addresses assessment issues. An introductory chapter gives an overview of the guide and offers suggestions for identifying assessment needs for the language training program and for scheduling trainee assessment activities. The second chapter offers general information on planning assessment activities. The third chapter discusses forms of informal student assessment, including use of trainer logs, student self-assessment, simulations, individual conversations, community contact assignments, portfolios, and practice language proficiency interviews. The fourth chapter focuses on conducting the formal language proficiency interview, and answers frequently-asked questions about the test and tester training. (MSE)
Descriptors: Dialogs (Language), Interpersonal Communication, Interviews, Language Proficiency, Language Tests, Portfolios (Background Materials), Program Administration, Program Design, Public Agencies, Recordkeeping, Scheduling, Second Language Instruction, Second Language Programs, Second Languages, Self Evaluation (Individuals), Simulation, Student Evaluation, Testing, Testing Programs
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Peace Corps, Washington, DC. Information Collection and Exchange Div.