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Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Otero de Juan, Nuria; Gimenez Lopez, Jose L. – Online Submission, 2015
Assessing speaking is one of the most difficult tasks in computer based language testing. Many countries all over the world face the need to implement standardized language tests where speaking tasks are commonly included. However, a number of problems make them rather impractical such as the costs, the personnel involved, the length of time for…
Descriptors: Test Construction, Telecommunications, Computer Mediated Communication, Computer Assisted Testing
Garcia Laborda, Jesus – Online Submission, 2011
Teaching materials in languages for specific purposes have evolved in the last few years dramatically. The Internet currently plays a significant role in such development and has permitted both a wider range of resources and its free availability almost anywhere in the World. This paper presents a selection of different types of recent materials…
Descriptors: Internet, English for Special Purposes, Instructional Materials, Second Language Learning
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Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal-Royo, Teresa; de Siqueira Rocha, Jose Macario; Alvarez, Miguel Fernandez – Computers & Education, 2010
Although much has been said about ergonomics in interface and in computer tools and interface design, very few articles in major journals have addressed this topic in relation to language testing. This article describes an experiment carried out at the Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain, in which 27 Media and Communication students provided…
Descriptors: Educational Testing, Language Tests, Foreign Countries, Internet
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Enriquez Carrasco, Emilia – Online Submission, 2010
This paper presents the results of writing processing among 260 high school senior students, their degree of satisfaction using the new trial version of the Computer Based University Entrance Examination in Spain and their degree of motivation towards written online test tasks. Currently, this is one of the closing studies to verify whether…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Curriculum Development, High Stakes Tests, Student Motivation
Garcia Laborda, Jesus; Magal Royo, Teresa; Bakieva, Margarita – Online Submission, 2010
This paper investigates whether students would be reluctant to do the oral tasks of the Computer Based University Entrance Examination (P.A.U.) in Spain. So far in the Spanish history of education never a foreign language high stakes task has been included in any of the versions of the P.A.U. 60 students took the oral task of the P.A.U. which…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Interaction, Spanish, College Entrance Examinations