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The Effect Of Interlocutor And Assessment Mode Variables In Overseas Assessments Of Speaking Skills In Occupational Settings, T Mcnamara, Tom Lumley Jun 1997

The Effect Of Interlocutor And Assessment Mode Variables In Overseas Assessments Of Speaking Skills In Occupational Settings, T Mcnamara, Tom Lumley

Dr Tom Lumley

The increasing demand for performance assessment of speaking skills in second languages has led to logistic complications, for example, the delivery of tests in overseas locations. One solution to the problem has been to train native interlocutors to carry out a series of oral interactions with the candidate, with assessment from audiorecordings of the test session postponed and conducted centrally by a small team of trained raters. But these procedures raise questions about the effect of such facets of the assessment situation as interlocutor variables and the quality of the audiotape recording. This article examines these issues in the context ...


Content Analysis Of Funded Enhancement Project Applications--Fiscal Year 1995, Adelina Alegria, Reynaldo Flores Macias, Ana Maria Rodrigues Resnik Mar 1997

Content Analysis Of Funded Enhancement Project Applications--Fiscal Year 1995, Adelina Alegria, Reynaldo Flores Macias, Ana Maria Rodrigues Resnik

Adelina Alegria

The 97 bilingual education program enhancement projects funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Bilingual Education and Minority Languages Affairs in fiscal 1995 are analyzed for their demographic characteristics, goals and objectives, instructional characteristics, parent and family services, professional development, personnel training, and other program features. A subset of 33 programs was selected for in-depth analysis of features other than demographics. The 97 proposals, distributed among 21 states, served 53,535 students, 36,283 of whom were limited-English-proficient, from 78 language groups and at all grade levels. California received over half the funded projects. School districts ...


Orientation Workshops For Interpreters Of All Languages: How To Strike A Balance Between The Ideal World And Reality, Holly Mikkelson, Hanne Mintz Jan 1997

Orientation Workshops For Interpreters Of All Languages: How To Strike A Balance Between The Ideal World And Reality, Holly Mikkelson, Hanne Mintz

Holly Mikkelson

No abstract provided.


Higher Education And National Development Planning In Africa, Andrew Ewoh Dec 1996

Higher Education And National Development Planning In Africa, Andrew Ewoh

Andrew I.E. Ewoh

No abstract provided.


Profiling Esl Children: How Teachers Interpret And Use National And State Assessment Frameworks, M Breen, C Barratt-Pugh, B Derewianka, H House, C Hudson, Tom Lumley, M Rohl Dec 1996

Profiling Esl Children: How Teachers Interpret And Use National And State Assessment Frameworks, M Breen, C Barratt-Pugh, B Derewianka, H House, C Hudson, Tom Lumley, M Rohl

Dr Tom Lumley

No abstract provided.


The Acquisition Of Literacy In A Non-Native Language By Two Hispanic First Graders In A Mainstream Classroom. Dissertation, Linda Evans Dec 1996

The Acquisition Of Literacy In A Non-Native Language By Two Hispanic First Graders In A Mainstream Classroom. Dissertation, Linda Evans

Linda S. Evans

The purpose of the study was to provide an in-depth view or the processes employed by two Hispanic first-grade children for the simultaneous development of English language and English literacy skills in a mainstream classroom. As a qualitative case study utilizing naturalistic inquiry with an emergent design, the study included detailed observations of the school, school personnel, classroom environment, instruction, and the two students.

The major guiding question follows: How do first grade students who are limited in their English proficiency experience the dual processes of acquiring the English language and acquiring English literacy in a mainstream classroom?

Supporting questions ...