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LINGUIST List 22.1047

Thu Mar 03 2011

Books: Applied Ling/Lang Acquisition/Ling Theories: Salvisberg

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        1.     Christian Bieri , Diagnostic Oral Skills Assessment: Salvisberg

Message 1: Diagnostic Oral Skills Assessment: Salvisberg
Date: 02-Mar-2011
From: Christian Bieri <publicitypeterlang.com>
Subject: Diagnostic Oral Skills Assessment: Salvisberg
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Title: Diagnostic Oral Skills Assessment
Subtitle: Developing Flexible Guidelines for Formative Speaking Tests in EFL Classrooms Worldwide
Published: 2010
Publisher: Peter Lang AG
                http://www.peterlang.com

Author: Jo Ann Salvisberg
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034304702 Pages: 227 Price: U.S. $ 62.95
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034304702 Pages: 227 Price: U.K. £ 36.50
Paperback: ISBN: 9783034304702 Pages: 227 Price: Europe EURO 40.60 Comment: for Germany EURO 43.40, for Austria EURO 44.70 (incl. VAT)
Abstract:

Communicative language teaching is based on the notion that involving
learners in interactive tasks where meaningful dialogue and functional
language is transferred will promote learning. Curriculum development,
which includes assessment, must integrate information, skills, objectives
and training to meet the challenges facing the students now and in the
future. Many teachers feel ill equipped to assess spoken language though
they acknowledge the importance of assessing their students' communicative
competence. This book describes comprehensive research undertaken to
identify critical components of formative speaking tests, investigates
whether diagnostic oral skills tests are available, and leads to the
development of a framework for designing formative oral speaking tests
which reflect previous teaching / learning in the classroom. Altogether 246
teachers, trainers, and language testing experts, and 110 students
participated in the study.

Contents:

Critical Components of Effective Instruments of Diagnostic Oral Skills
Assessment: content validity, authentic language tasks, summative versus
formative evaluation, norm- versus criterion-referencing - Current Methods
of Oral Skills Assessment: criteria, method, validity, reliability,
frequency - Availability of Diagnostic Testing Material - Implementation
and Evaluation of Guidelines.

Jo Ann Salvisberg currently lectures at the University of Applied Sciences
and Arts, School of Business, Luzern, Switzerland, and works as a freelance
trainer. She has been involved in TESOL since 1990, primarily teaching
adult learners, and began doing teacher training in 2001. In addition to
the CTEFLA (Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign Language to
Adults), she completed her studies with an M.Ed. in ELT in 2001, and a PhD
in TEFL and Social Psychology in Education in 2007 with a primary research
focus on communicative skills assessment in the EFL classroom.

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics
                            Language Acquisition
                            Linguistic Theories

Written In: English (eng )

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