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Assessing oral communication: Ockey & Li, 2015

Assessing oral communication: Ockey & Li, 2015 | TELT | Scoop.it
The assessment of oral communication has continued to evolve over the past few decades. The construct being assessed has broadened to include interactional competence, and technology has played a role in the types of tasks that are currently popular.
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Overview of 5 types of assessment: oral proficiency interview, pair/group discussion, simulated task, integrated task and elicited imitation.

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Assessing learners' speaking skills

Assessing learners' speaking skills | TELT | Scoop.it

Assessing speaking is always difficult.  One of the biggest problems I always find is whether I am actually assessing their speaking or whether I am assessing their spoken production of grammar and vocabulary. 

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Or indeed their personality, or our perception of their intelligence ..

 

Radar chart from Rob Szabó and Pete Rutherford

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Krashen unplugged: TESOL Academic video

Prof. Stephen Krashen talks about a wide range of issues including comprehensible input, explicit teaching methods, excessive testing, standardisation, commo...
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Twenty minute interview on language/literacy and the politics of education.  Recommends http://www.susanohanian.org/ and http://dianeravitch.net/

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Nik's Daily English Activities: Take a Quick English Test

Nik's Daily English Activities: Take a Quick English Test | TELT | Scoop.it
Nik Peachey:
"If you aren't sure which exam to take or what you level is, today's activity could help you a little. It uses two websites, one produced by Cambridge ESOL to test your level and the other Exam English to help you practice for a test."
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QUIZSLIDES: Online Quizzes Created With Powerpoint. « DE Tools of the Trade

QUIZSLIDES: Online Quizzes Created With Powerpoint. « DE Tools of the Trade | TELT | Scoop.it

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"QUIZSLIDES allows users to pub­lish quizzes and exams online. Notice I said “pub­lish”. The actual quiz is cre­ated with Pow­er­point. The user cre­ates a series of slides con­tain­ing a ques­tion and 4 pos­si­ble answers, let­tered for “A” to “D”. Because it’s Pow­er­point, users can include pic­tures, graph­ics, charts, maps or any other graphic images (not sure about sound files or video).

 

When com­pleted, the slides are uploaded to the QUIZSLIDES web site and trans­formed into a quiz. Part of that process involves the user scrolling through each slide and iden­ti­fy­ing the cor­rect answer to each question.

 

When com­pleted, QUIZSLIDES gen­er­ates a self mark­ing quiz plus a web link/embed code so the quiz can be linked/embedded in a web page. As an exam­ple, I cre­ated a sim­ple quiz involv­ing the flags of Euro­pean coun­tries. It took more time to find the flag images then it did to cre­ate the quiz, the app is that easy to use."

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Language Testing Bytes

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A podcast to accompany the SAGE journal Language Testing. Three or four times per year, we will release a podcast in which we discuss topics related to a particular issue of the journal. This may be an interview with a contributor to the journal, or another expert in the field. You can download the podcast from this website, from ltj.sagepub.com, or subscribe on iTunes.

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Glenn Fulcher is standing down at the end of the year but podcast archive (22 episodes) will remain.

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Enhancing noticing skills for oral production: Guichon & Cohen 2012

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The central issue of the pilot study on which this article is based concerns the potential role of metacognition in the development of second language (L2) competence, specifically when L2 learners are confronted with their own videoed oral performance. An experiment was carried out at a French university with a group of first-year non-specialist undergraduate learners of English (N=12). The collected data for this research are comprised of (1) the filmed performance of learners carrying out an oral task in English, and (2) the filmed interview in French of the same participants engaged in metacognitive reflection upon samples of their own performance. The study thus endeavours to determine the potential of self-confrontation, represented here by retrospective interviews of learners based on their own video-recorded language performance, as a way to develop noticing skills in L2.

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 La question centrale qui sous-tend cette étude pilote concerne le rôle potentiel joué par la métacognition dans le développement des compétences langagières, plus particulièrement quand des apprenants de L2 sont confrontés aux traces filmées de leur propre performance orale. Une expérimentation a été menée dans une université française avec un groupe de 12 étudiants de première année du secteur LANSAD. Les données recueillies comprennent (1) la performance filmée d’apprenants en train de mener à bien une tâche de production orale en anglais, et (2) l’entretien filmé des mêmes participants alors qu’ils sont engagés dans une réflexion métacognitive en français sur des échantillons de leur propre performance. Cette étude s’efforce donc de déterminer le potentiel de l’auto-confrontation, définie ici comme un entretien rétrospectif confrontant des apprenants à des traces filmées de leur propre performance langagière, pour développer des compétences de repérage en L2.
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26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments

26 Teacher Tools To Create Online Assessments | TELT | Scoop.it

Need to create online assessments for a flipped classroom or for a blended learning environment? Here are 26 tools to get you started.


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Assessment: Teaching English

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Our latest tip looks at several of the important issues surrounding testing and assessment. Listen to Clare and Alister discuss their ideas and opinions about how best to assess learners of English. After watching the video, why not give your opinion in the comments box below, or write a blogpost on the site?

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Someone has commented on the need for "mock pressure" via mock exams ...

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Video Self-Assessment for Language Learners

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Rob Hirschel, Sojo University, Japan Craig Yamamoto, Sojo University, Japan Peter Lee, Sojo University, Japan Hirschel, R., Yamamoto, C., & Lee, P. (2012). Video self-assessment for language learners.  Studies in Self-Access Learning Journal, 3 (3), 291-309.

 

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Students were video recorded performing similar tasks at both the outset of the academic year in April and towards the year-end in December. Student participants (N=123) viewed both videos in December and completed identical questionnaires with regard to both videos. The questionnaire sought to elicit students’ (1) satisfaction with their English ability, (2) interest in speaking English, (3) ability to interact in English, (4) enjoyment of communication in English, and (5) confidence in speaking English. Mean scores for all items were higher (all statistically significant) for the December videos. In a similar survey comparing students’ perceptions of improvement during their eight months of study, learners participating in the video treatment (N=143) reported higher scores of improvement than the control group (N=107) for all items (2, 4, and 5 achieving statistical significance). Initial results appear to indicate that student videos are correlated with a positive effect upon students’ interest in, enjoyment of, and confidence in speaking English, but not with perceptions of increased general English ability or ability to interact in English. The findings are applicable to teachers and advisors of individual learners, who wish to empower their students in realizing progress for language learning endeavors that can sometimes seem tenuous.

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