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The Development And Validation Of An Institutional Reading Placement Test, Rosyati Abdul-Rashid Jan 1996

The Development And Validation Of An Institutional Reading Placement Test, Rosyati Abdul-Rashid

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

The Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) at Iowa State University (ISU) was started in 1966. The program, which teaches spoken and written American English, is managed by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Four courses are offered in the IEOP program: grammar, writing, reading development, and communication skills. Within each course, there are five or six levels of instruction, from a novice level to an advanced level. All students entering IEOP are required to take a placement test at the beginning of the session in which they are enrolled. The test is administered to determine each student's ...


Call--English As A Second Language, Carol Chapelle Jan 1996

Call--English As A Second Language, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

CALL for English as a second language1 is an interdisciplinary area of inquiry which has been influenced primarily by educational technology (Reiser, 1987) but also by fields such as computational linguistics2 and recently by applied linguistics as well. These related fields contribute diverse epistemologies which shape CALL research questions and methods. The diversity in CALL research can also be explained in part by the current variety of approaches to CALL development and use. Through the 1970s and early 1980s, pedagogical objectives in CALL were focused primarily, although not exclusively, on improving specified areas of learner's grammatical knowledge through approaches ...


Affective Curriculum In Dialogues On Diversity: A Pilot Study On Students' Development Of Awareness, Katherine Johanna Bolluyt Jan 1996

Affective Curriculum In Dialogues On Diversity: A Pilot Study On Students' Development Of Awareness, Katherine Johanna Bolluyt

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

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Is Iowa State University's Office Of International Students And Scholar's Foreign Scholar Orientation Program Satisfying The Needs Of Their Foreign Scholars?, Nancy Louise Walker Jan 1996

Is Iowa State University's Office Of International Students And Scholar's Foreign Scholar Orientation Program Satisfying The Needs Of Their Foreign Scholars?, Nancy Louise Walker

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Validity Issues In Computer-Assisted Strategy Assessment For Language Learners, Carol Chapelle Jan 1996

Validity Issues In Computer-Assisted Strategy Assessment For Language Learners, Carol Chapelle

English Publications

This article probes validity issues of computer-assisted strategy assessment (CASA) in second-language (L2) acquisition research. Using two CASA studies, it reviews the metacognitive and cognitive strategies. It discusses trait-oriented and interactionist approaches to the concept of strategy, and examines validity by focusing on "advance preparation" and "resourcing," examples of trait-oriented and interactionist strategies, respectively. It suggests additional forms of validity evidence and describes applications of CASA as well as problems associated with this form of measurement.


Development Of Parallel Cloze Tests Using Cohesion, Steven L. Jenkins Jan 1996

Development Of Parallel Cloze Tests Using Cohesion, Steven L. Jenkins

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

My thesis is simple: cohesion, the interdependence of textual elements, can be used to build reliable doze tests. Furthermore, reliable doze tests built using cohesion are parallel. This paper seeks to explore those hypotheses, and point out why the issues surrounding them are important. Developing good language tests is difficult. Tests must be both reliable and valid for their interpretations and uses. To be reliable, the potential sources of error in the test itself must be minimized. Reliability is affected by not only the examinee's language ability, but also by test methods, attributes of the test taker not related ...


Closed Captioned Television: A Perceived Means To Self-Help In Second Language Learning, Sarah Rose Zamoon Jan 1996

Closed Captioned Television: A Perceived Means To Self-Help In Second Language Learning, Sarah Rose Zamoon

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

Television as a Valuable Tool for Language Learning

Television has been touted by many to be beneficial for second language learners for several reasons: (1) it allows the learner to receive aural and visual clues; (2) it enables cultural awareness and sociolinguistic language- knowledge; (3) it allows the viewer to observe the second language in an almost real-life communicative situation; (4) with no fear of forced production as in the classroom, there is less anxiety, which should allow for lowering of the affective filter, thus allowing for comprehensible input (Krashen, 1985).

The Innovation in Closed Captioning

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Rhetoric, Syntax, And Evaluative Styles In The Assessment Of Nonnative Speakers' Texts , Heather Lynne Rudolph Jan 1996

Rhetoric, Syntax, And Evaluative Styles In The Assessment Of Nonnative Speakers' Texts , Heather Lynne Rudolph

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.


Language Attitudes And Esl: An Investigation Of Nonnative Speakers' Reactions To Accented English, Amelia Dyan Akers Jan 1996

Language Attitudes And Esl: An Investigation Of Nonnative Speakers' Reactions To Accented English, Amelia Dyan Akers

Retrospective Theses and Dissertations

No abstract provided.