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Quick & Dirty Speaking Assessment

 
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BradC



Joined: 28 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 10, 2007 9:41 am    Post subject: Quick & Dirty Speaking Assessment Reply with quote

One of our readers sent this to us to show how she quickly tests the speaking ability of prospective students in order to place them into the correct class:

http://www.englishtoolbox.com/blog/2007/09/this-weeks-contest-socializing-with.html
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That link doesn't seem to have much to do about a "quick and dirty" speaking test to me.
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Sally Olsen



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did I get it right in thinking that you take the paragraph written in English which has a number of progressively harder constructions and get it translated to the student's native language. Then in the test they translate it back to you and if they aren't able to translate certain constructions you know where they are in their studies?
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BradC



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2007 5:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, Sally, that seems to be general idea. Again, it was sent in by one of our site's visitors, but I think that's what she had in mind for the test.
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Lorikeet



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 12, 2007 7:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Then I think it could be an assessment of grammar and translation skills, but I don't see how it could be related to speaking.
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engteacher



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PostPosted: Sat Nov 10, 2007 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with Lorikeet. I have no idea why or how this guy can link to a speaking assessment. Makes me wonder...
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percussive



Joined: 12 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2009 7:46 pm    Post subject: Speaking Assessment? Reply with quote

Maybe the moderator should reclassify this entry?

Or, retitle it?

just suggestions
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Karenne



Joined: 25 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Sun May 31, 2009 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Controlling the conversation -

This might be quite useful - it's not a formal assessment tool - just something me and my students came up with to monitor progress and develop language awareness.

Hope you enjoy:

http://kalinago.blogspot.com/2009/05/controlling-conversation.html

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labonteesl



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PostPosted: Wed Nov 18, 2009 6:56 pm    Post subject: basic conversation assesment Reply with quote

I have put together a simple conversation assessment test and would be happy to e mail it to you. It is based on what I found to be the top English conversation patterns .
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