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Assessing Oral Proficiency:
What They Say.... is What You Get

CBA Events Room
The University of Texas at Austin
  November 12, 2011

A one-day workshop designed to cover the basics of oral assessment by eliciting ratable speech
samples in class. What They Say..... is What You Get will feature specialists from the Foreign Service institute.  This workshop will give practical knowledge of how to better assess Oral Proficiency within the classroom, whether using intensive or traditional instructional practices.

10:30 - 10:45

Introductions and Welcome

10:45 - 11:45

Session I:

"The ACTFL Guidelines and Assessment of Oral Proficiency Revisited: Applying Measurements to Intensive Instruction"

Dr. Thomas J. Garza

Director of the Texas Language Center and Associate Professor in the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Texas at Austin

11:45 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 1:00

Session II:

"Techniques for Conducting On-Going Assessment of Proficiency during Instruction"

Ann Keller-Lally
Assistant Professor of German, School of Modern Languages and Cultural Studies, University of Northern Colorado


Lunch for Registered Participants

2:00- 3:00

Session III:

"On Correlating Progress Assessment with End-of Instruction OPI Testing"

Christina Hoffman
Director of Language Testing Unit, Foreign Service Institute, U.S. Department of State


3:00 - 3:30

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