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ERIC Number: ED565144
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 3
Effects of Summary Writing on Oral Proficiency Performance within a Computer-Based Test for Integrated Listening-Speaking Tasks
Lu, Zhihong; Wang, Yanfei, Paper presented at the 2014 EUROCALL Conference (Groningen, The Netherlands, Aug 20-23, 2014)
The effective design of test items within a computer-based language test (CBLT) for developing English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' listening and speaking skills has become an increasingly challenging task for both test users and test designers compared with that of pencil-and-paper tests in the past. It needs to fit integrated oral proficiency tasks into the framework of quantitative psychometric testing modes. It also needs to meet higher demands of test takers living in today's digitized world. To test if summary writing in integrated listening-speaking tasks is beneficial to EFL learners in decreasing their anxiety in the follow-up speaking task, a fifteen-week experiment was carried out at a CALL-based English audio-video speaking class (EAVSC). To measure the effects, both pre- and post-tests along with follow-up surveys were carried out. Analyses of correlated data show that there is a positive correlation between EFL learners' performance of summary writing and that of the follow-up oral test item, i.e. the personal statement. [For full proceedings, see ED565087.] La Grange des Noyes, 25110 Voillans, France. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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