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Educational Psychology

2014

Elicited imitation

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Designing And Evaluating A Russian Elicited Imitation Test To Be Used At The Missionary Training Center, Jacob R. Burdis Mar 2014

Designing And Evaluating A Russian Elicited Imitation Test To Be Used At The Missionary Training Center, Jacob R. Burdis

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Elicited Imitation (EI) is an assessment approach that uses sentence imitation tasks to gauge the oral proficiency level of test takers. EI tests have been created for several of the world's languages, including English, Spanish, Japanese, French, and Mandarin. Little research has been conducted for using the EI approach with learners of Russian. This dissertation describes a multi-faceted study that was presented in two journal articles for the creation and analysis of a Russian EI test. The EI test was created for and tested with Russian-speaking missionaries and employees at the Missionary Training Center (MTC) in Provo, UT. The ...