Interaction in Paired Oral Proficiency Assessment in Spanish: Rater and Candidate Input Into Evidence Based Scale Development and Construct Definition (Language Testing and Evaluation #20) (Hardcover)

Interaction in Paired Oral Proficiency Assessment in Spanish: Rater and Candidate Input Into Evidence Based Scale Development and Construct Definition (Language Testing and Evaluation #20) By Rüdiger Grotjahn (Editor), Ana Maria Ducasse Cover Image
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This is book number 20 in the Language Testing and Evaluation series.

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Defining the construct of interaction for paired assessment purposes has been difficult, despite the evolution of our view of language to include the social perspective of co-construction, and the fact that such discourse is increasingly taught and assessed. In this volume three sequenced studies define interaction in paired oral assessment through the verbal protocols of learners of Spanish and their assessors. Assessors then scale performances from videoed test performance data resulting in the development of an evidence based rating process which includes non-verbal interpersonal communication, interactive listening and interactional management.

About the Author


Ana Maria Ducasse holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics, lectures and is head of program in Spanish at La Trobe University in Australia. Prior to this she taught and managed ESL programs. Teaching first Italian, then ESL, and now Spanish kindled an interest in second language acquisition, in particular spoken language. Experience as an IELTS assessor developed a parallel interest in language testing which has become a major research focus.


Product Details
ISBN: 9783631613344
ISBN-10: 3631613342
Publisher: Peter Lang Gmbh, Internationaler Verlag Der W
Publication Date: October 26th, 2010
Pages: 184
Language: English
Series: Language Testing and Evaluation