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Assessing Young Language Learners

Author : Penny McKay
ISBN : 0521601231
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Contents: Series editors' preface (page ix) Acknowledgments( xii) 1. A special case for young learner language assessment 1 2. Young learners and language learning 26 3. Research into the assessment of young language learners 61 4. Assessing language use through tasks 97 5. Classroom assessment of language use 140 6. Assessing oral language 176 7. Assessing reading and writing 217 8. Evaluating young learners' performance and progress 264 9. Testing young language learners through large-scale tests 315 10. The way forward 352 References 364 Index 379 Publishers' acknowledgments 385.

Assessing Young Language Learners

Author : Penny McKay
ISBN : 3125343984
Genre : Language and languages
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English Language Proficiency Assessments For Young Learners

Author : Mikyung Kim Wolf
ISBN : 9781317379034
Genre : Language Arts & Disciplines
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English Language Proficiency Assessments for Young Learners provides both theoretical and empirical information about assessing the English language proficiency of young learners. Using large-scale standardized English language proficiency assessments developed for international or U.S. contexts as concrete examples, this volume illustrates rigorous processes of developing and validating assessments with considerations of young learners’ unique characteristics. In this volume, young learners are defined as school-age children from approximately 5 to 13 years old, learning English as a foreign language (EFL) or a second language (ESL). This volume also discusses innovative ways to assess young learners’ English language abilities based on empirical studies, with each chapter offering stimulating ideas for future research and development work to improve English language assessment practices with young learners. English Language Proficiency Assessments for Young Learners is a useful resource for students, test developers, educators, and researchers in the area of language testing and assessment.

Assessing Young Learners Of English Global And Local Perspectives

Author : Marianne Nikolov
ISBN : 9783319224220
Genre : Education
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This volume documents international, national, and small-scale testing and assessment projects of English language education for young learners, across a range of educational contexts. It covers three main areas: age-appropriate ‘can do statements’ and task types for teaching and testing learners between the ages of 6 to 13; innovative approaches to self-assessment, diagnostic testing, self- perception, and computer-based testing; and findings on how young learners perform on vocabulary, listening, speaking, pronunciation, and reading comprehension tests in European and Asian contexts. Early language learning has become a major trend in English language education around the globe. As a result of the spread of teaching English to a growing number of young children, assessment of and for learning have emerged as key issues. In line with this development, there is a clear and emerging need to make early language programs accountable and to assess both the progress children make over time and to quantify their achievement at various stages of development. This volume informs stakeholders about the realistic goals of early language learning, their efficiency, and how much progress children make over time.

Assessing Young Learners

Author : Sophie Ioannou-Georgiou
ISBN : 0194372812
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Helps teachers to assess children's progress in English, in a way that is appropriate for young learners.

Assessing Grammar

Author : James E. Purpura
ISBN : 9780521003445
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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This book provides an accessible treatment of the issues surrounding the assessment of language learners' grammatical abilities.

Assessing Language Through Computer Technology

Author : Carol A. Chapelle
ISBN : 9780521840217
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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In 1998 and 1999, three of the largest providers of educational tests introduced computer-based versions of proficiency tests for English as a foreign language. Around the same time, many institutions began to offer Web-based tests for particular language courses and classes. These two phenomena have greatly added to the momentum of work in computer-assisted testing and mean that assessment through computer technology is becoming a fact for language learners in educational settings and therefore for teachers and researchers. This book is the first to consider the theoretical, methodological and practical issues and their implications for language-teaching professionals wishing to engage with computer-assisted assessment. It overviews the work in the field, evaluates examples of assessment though computer technology, and provides language teachers and researchers with practical guidelines for implementation.

Assessing The Young Learners Progress Tests

Author : Nicole Hahn
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Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English - Pedagogy, Didactics, Literature Studies, grade: 2,0, University of Wuppertal, course: Teaching English to very young children, 10 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In 1999, Rea-Dickens and Rixon conducted a survey about the relationship between assessment and learning. 120 European teachers and teacher trainers were asked if the main purpose of their assessment was to help their teaching, and 97% answered in the affirmative. Rea-Dickens and Rixon examined afterwards what the teachers really assessed and how they did so. They found a strong "mismatch between curricular aims, pedagogy and test content" (Cameron, Lynne.Teaching languages to very young learners. Cambridge University press.2001. page 217). The assessment focused mainly on the children's achievements but neglected on other curricular aims such as language and social awareness. The assessment of young learners should serve teaching by providing feedback on the children's learning progress, so that the content and the difficulty of subsequent teaching units can be effectively adjusted to the learners' needs. This paper offers the reader an overview about the theoretical ideas and principles which should be kept in mind when implementing an assessment. Furthermore the guidelines of lower Saxony are introduced. They illustrate the expectations of the German school system towards assessment in class. Afterwards the paper gives an overview about psycholinguistic tests such as "Blitztest" and "F-Test." Additionally, the paper answers the question of origin and purpose of the Cambridge Young Learners Test. Finally, material which should support the teacher in the efficiency assessment of the pupils is represented, considering the example of "Ginger."

Assessing The Language Of Young Learners

Author : Gwendydd Caudwell
ISBN : 1781794693
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This volume offers new insights into the assessment of the language of Young Learners (YLs). YLs are defined here as being from 5 to 17 years, and are treated as three distinct subgroups: younger children (5/6 to 8/9 years), older children (8/9 to 12/13 years) and teenagers (12/13 to 17 years). The first half addresses fundamental issues, beginning with the characteristics of YLs and how these are manifested in first language development. The authors consider the potential ability of each age group to perform in a second or foreign language, proposing a rough age-related correspondence with CEFR levels. Finally, principles of assessment, specifically formative assessment and testing, are presented in the light of linguistic, cognitive and social development. The second half focuses on testing a range of 'skills'. Theoretical models of performance are introduced, followed by a practical analysis of approaches to the testing of each skill for the three age groups, illustrated with examples. The authors conclude by summing up developmental characteristics of each age group, and their implications for language testing. The book is intended for a wide readership within the field of teaching and assessing the language of young learners. Researchers are offered scope for further investigation of what emerges from the discussion, while practitioners will hopefully find support in their day-to-day work with YLs.

Assessing Reading

Author : J. Charles Alderson
ISBN : 9780521590006
Genre : Foreign Language Study
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Written by a leading authority in both language testing, and in the nature of reading in a second or foreign language, this book is the most comprehensive and up to date treatment of the assessment of reading in a foreign or second language. It is unique in that it reviews theory, research and practice in the assessment of reading. It is invaluable for anyone wishing to assess the reading ability of language learners. It provides the novice with a comprehensive overview of the basic tenets of reading assessment, and the expert with an in-depth discussion of the major issues in the field.

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