ERIC Number: ED461258
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Language Aptitude Invitational Symposium Program Proceedings (Arlington, Virginia, September 25-27, 1994).
Thornton, Julie, Ed.
The Language Aptitude Symposium papers include: "Prognostication and Language Aptitude Testing, 1925-62" (Bernard Spolsky); "You, the Government, and Language Aptitude" (Government Roundtable; abstract only); "Styles of Thinking and Learning" (Robert Sternberg); "Current Research in Measuring Listening" (Robert N. Bostrom) (abstract only); "A Study of the Modern language Aptitude Test for Predicting Learning Success and Advising Students" (Madeline E. Ehrman); "The Investigation of Oral Proficiency and Language Learning Strategies in a Migrant ESL Context" (Helen Lunt) (abstract only); "Effecting Changes in Affective Factors" (Christine A. Montgomery) (abstract only); "The Defense Language Aptitude Battery (DLAB): What Is It and How Well Does It Work?" (John A. Lett, Jr., John W. Thain) (abstract only); "Expanding the Definition of Language Aptitude: The Role of Personality Variables" (Ehrman) (abstract only); "Zero-Based Language Test Design or Where's the Test's Focus" (Pardee Lowe, Jr.) (abstract only); "Aptitude Tests: Conception and Design" (James R. Child); "Models of Language Ability: Some Practical Considerations from a European Perspective" (John H. A. L. de Jong) (abstract only); "Aptitude from an Information-Processing Perspective" (Barry McLaughlin); "Learner Characteristics in Second Language Acquisition" (J. M. O'Malley, Anna Uhl Chamot) (abstract only); "Improving the Measurement of Language Aptitude: A Psychometric Analysis of the Defense Language Aptitude Battery" (Frances E. O'Mara, Thain) (abstract only); "Improving the Measurement of Language Aptitude: The Potential Contribution of L1 Measures" (Thain); "A Factor Analytic Study of Language Learning Strategy Use Older and Younger Adults" (Landes Holbrook, C. Eric Ott, Mary Lee Scott, Cheryl Brown) (abstract only); "Exploring Your Own Learning Style: A Workshop" (Ehrman) (abstract only); "Psycholinguistic Issues in the Assessment of the Sub-Component of Language Abilities" (Brian MacWhinney); "Using Machine-Based Retrospective Correlation Data for Prospective Aptitude Assessment. Is Letting Computers Use the Past To Predict the Future Useful for Communicative Language Teaching?" (Frank Borchardt, Ellis Batten Page, Fred Jacome) (abstract only); and Test Theory and Language Learning Assessment" (Robert J. Mislevy). The conference program is appended. (MSE)
Descriptors: Academic Advising, Affective Objectives, Age Differences, Attitude Change, Change Strategies, Cognitive Style, Communicative Competence (Languages), Computer Oriented Programs, Educational History, English (Second Language), Government Role, Information Processing, Language Aptitude, Language Processing, Language Proficiency, Language Research, Language Tests, Learning Strategies, Linguistic Theory, Listening Comprehension, Measurement Techniques, Migrant Education, Models, Modern Languages, Oral Language, Personality Traits, Predictor Variables, Psycholinguistics, Psychometrics, Second Language Learning, Second Languages, Standardized Tests, Statistical Analysis, Student Characteristics, Test Construction, Test Reliability, Testing
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Center for the Advancement of Language Learning, Arlington, VA.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Modern Language Aptitude Test