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Beyond the OPI: Making Oral Assessment Relevant

CBA Events Room (3.304)
The University of Texas at Austin
  March 31, 2012

This workshop continues the conversation begun last fall with testing specialists from the Foreign Service Institute regarding student assessment using Oral Proficiency Interviews. Now, UT practitioners will share their experiences and techniques for adapting and applying the government model to an academic setting, and will show how on-going oral assessment can be implemented throughout our language courses.

10:00 - 10:15

Introductions and Welcome

Dr. Esther Raizen
Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal Arts and Associate Professor in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies

10:15 - 10:45

Session I:
"How the OPI Changed My Professional Life: On an Assessment Protocol's Inspiration for Teaching, Research, and Language Program Direction”

Dr. Per Urlaub
Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies and Lower-Level Language Coordinator

10:45 - 11:00

Coffee Break

11:00 - 12:00

Session II:

"Interventions for Struggling Speakers"

Hope Fitzerald
Lecturer in the Department of Middle Eastern Studies


Lunch for Registered Participants

1:00- 2:00

Session III:
"Transforming Curriculum Through Assessment"

Dr. Nancy Guilloteau
Lecturer and Language Program Director in the Department of French and Italian

Karen Kelton

Senior Lecturer in the Department of French and Italian and Project Manager in the Center for Open Educational Resources and Language Learning (COERLL)

2:00 - 3:00

Talk Back with the Presenters

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