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ERIC Number: ED423665
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Pages: 8
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Differences in N/NN Teachers' Evaluation of Japanese Students' English Speaking Ability.
Nakamura, Yuji
Cross Currents, v19 n2 p161-65 Win 1992
A survey of 32 Japanese and 44 native English-speaking teachers of English as a Second Language investigated how the two groups evaluate the English speech skills of Japanese students. A 59-item questionnaire was designed to elicit comparative information on definition of oral proficiency, criteria (including newer ones derived from instruction focusing on communicative competence) used to assess oral skills, and the relative importance attached to these criteria. Results suggest significant differences overall between Japanese and native English-speakers' standards in two main assessment categories, fluency and discourse factors, although no significant differences appeared within subcategories of these criterion groups. The questionnaire is appended. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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