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Testing Spoken Language : A Handbook of Oral Testing Techniques - Nic Underhill

Testing Spoken Language

A Handbook of Oral Testing Techniques

Paperback Published: 27th July 1987
ISBN: 9780521312769
Number Of Pages: 128

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This is a practical guide to designing and using oral tests of language ability. It is for teachers, testers, course designers and educational planners. The organisation follows the sequence of stages in which a new testing programme would logically be carried out. It takes the reader through the testing process, giving practical examples and discussing the issues involved at each stage. Testing Spoken Language removes testing from the realm of the specialist and presents it as an integral part of a language learning programme. It describes the range of test-types and discusses their suitability for different aims and resources; lists over fifty oral test techniques and variations, with comments on each; integrates the marking system into the process of test design; and provides suggestions for monitoring and improving a test once it is in use.

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' ... a marvellously human and interesting book on a subject which many teachers find alarming ... the testing of spoken language ... It offers a coherent program for the construction and administration of oral language tests.' Malcolm J. Benson, The Language Teacher

Aims and resources
Test types
Elicitation techniques
Marking systems
Test evaluation
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ISBN: 9780521312769
ISBN-10: 0521312760
Series: Cambridge Handbooks for Language Teachers
Audience: English as a Second Language (ESL)
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 27th July 1987
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.18

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