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ERIC Number: EJ1176715
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2576-2907
Assessing L2 Academic Speaking Ability: The Need for a Scenario-Based Assessment Approach
Seong, Yuna
Working Papers in Applied Linguistics & TESOL, v17 n2 p36-40 2017
The conceptualization of L2 [second language] proficiency has evolved to include a broader range of knowledge, skills, and abilities, prompting L2 testers to embrace new approaches to defining and assessing L2 speaking ability. This review discusses the evolution of L2 proficiency and speaking ability, and suggests scenario-based assessment (SBA) as a promising practice to designing language assessments that can provide a more comprehensive interpretation of one's L2 speaking ability. An example of an online scenario-based academic speaking assessment is illustrated to demonstrate SBA's efficacy and potential.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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