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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 ...


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 ...