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ERIC Number: ED478018
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jun-4
Pages: 10
Abstractor: N/A
Issues in Course Development, Evaluation, and Testing: A Case Study from Japan.
Kirkwold, Lorne O.
This study evaluated one professor's teaching of English as a Second Language courses at three Japanese universities. Instruction was modified to make the courses similar communicatively to one another. The professor administered a test, found in a journal, at the three universities, comparing results to evaluate the appropriateness of his own teaching within each class. The instrument was originally developed to investigate the nature of pro-drop transfer of Spanish speakers learning English at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It consisted of 31 items, each requiring a grammaticality judgment. Results indicated that giving a similar test to students at three different universities was a useful way of assessing teaching and confirming that the teaching was on target. The instrument was valid and showed promise as a measure of proficiency. (Contains 13 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Japan