Assessing Young Language Learners

Author: Penny McKay
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521601238
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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.

English Language Proficiency Assessments for Young Learners

Author: Mikyung Kim Wolf
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317379039
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319224220
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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
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780194372817
Format: PDF
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Helps teachers to assess children's progress in English, in a way that is appropriate for young learners.

Assessing Speaking

Author: Sari Luoma
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521800528
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Speaking is a central yet complex area of language acquisition. The assessment of this crucial skill is equally complex because of its interactive nature. This book takes teachers and language testers through the research on the assessment of speaking as well as through current tests of speaking. The book then guides language testers through the stages of test tasks, rating practices and design.

Assessing Reading

Author: J. Charles Alderson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521590000
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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.

Assessing Listening

Author: Gary Buck
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521661625
Format: PDF, ePub
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This book provides language teachers with guidelines to develop suitable listening tests

Assessing Grammar

Author: James E. Purpura
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052100344X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides an accessible treatment of the issues surrounding the assessment of language learners' grammatical abilities.