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Shadi Noroozi; Hossein Karami – Language Testing in Asia, 2024
Recently, psychometricians and researchers have voiced their concern over the exploration of language test items in light of Messick's validation framework. Validity has been central to test development and use; however, it has not received due attention in language tests having grave consequences for test takers. The present study sought to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Doctoral Students, Graduate Students, Language Proficiency
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Mohammadi Darabad, Ali; Abbasian, Gholam-Reza; Mowlaie, Bahram; Rostami Abusaeedi, Ali-Asghar – Language Testing in Asia, 2023
This study aimed at investigating the English as a foreign language (EFL) learners' perceptions of L1-based and L2-based elicitations in the English classroom employing an explanatory sequential mixed-method design. Ninety-seven Iranian intermediate EFL learners of English have been selected from Islamic Azad University (Science and Research…
Descriptors: Native Language, Second Language Learning, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction
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Ghaemi, Hamed; Khodabakhshzadeh, Hossein – Language Testing in Asia, 2012
The current study aims at investigating the impact of Audio/Voice conferencing, as a new approach to teaching speaking, on the speaking performance and/or speaking band score of IELTS candidates. Experimental group subjects participated in an audio conferencing class while those of the control group enjoyed attending in a traditional IELTS…
Descriptors: Language Tests, English (Second Language), Second Language Learning, Foreign Countries