Nonverbal Delivery In Speaking Assessment

Author: Mingwei Pan
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811001707
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With an argument for embedding nonverbal delivery in speaking assessment as a point of departure, this book seeks to validate a proposed rating scale for incorporating nonverbal delivery and other conventional dimensions into speaking assessment with a mixed-methods approach. To illustrate the indispensable role of nonverbal delivery in speaking assessment, the book particularly includes snapshots of test-takers’ de facto nonverbal delivery, which allow their respective levels to be investigated in a microscopic manner.

Teaching And Learning English In East Asian Universities

Author: Lan Li
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Pub
ISBN: 9781443861410
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The 25 chapters contained in this book were all written by scholars working in the field of applied linguistics and English language teaching in various East Asian contexts. East Asia is large and diverse in terms of socio-economic, linguistic, and ethnic parameters. Statistics alone cannot give a clear understanding of what goes on in rural and urban universities and what challenges English language teachers and learners face in those contexts. To understand this wide gamut of issues in English language teaching in East Asia is thus a very large undertaking. The book addresses some of these issues, arranging its 25 chapters into five sections: namely, Assessing Language Performance; Teaching English Writing; Learner Autonomy; Corpus and Discourse Research; and Learning English in East Asian Contexts. Many of the chapters in this volume concern familiar topics such as linking assessment to teaching, learning and curriculum; conducting assessment validation research; examining meta-cognitive strategies; investigating teaching and learning English for academic purposes; and profiling prevailing word lists for language learners. Other chapters are on novel or lesser known topics such as non-verbal delivery in speaking assessment; the use of visualization as a reading strategy; learner strategies in a Facebook corpus; effects of discourse signaling cues and rate of speech; and an ontogenetic analysis of college English textbooks. Collectively, these chapters showcase English language learning, teaching, and assessing in a range of contexts using a variety of methods and techniques to deal with issues relevant to East Asian teachers, learners and researchers.

Handbook Of Communication And Social Interaction Skills

Author: John O. Greene
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0805834176
Size: 27.20 MB
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Providing a thorough review and synthesis of work on communication skills and skill enhancement, this Handbook serves as a comprehensive and contemporary survey of theory and research on social interaction skills. Editors John O. Greene and Brant R. Burleson have brought together preeminent researchers and writers to contribute to this volume, establishing a foundation on which future study and research will build. The handbook chapters are organized into five major units: general theoretical and methodological issues (models of skill acquisition, methods of skill assessment); fundamental interaction skills (both transfunctional and transcontextual); function-focused skills (informing, persuading, supporting); skills used in management of diverse personal relationships (friendships, romances, marriages); and skills used in varied venues of public and professional life (managing leading, teaching). Distinctive features of this handbook include: * broad, comprehensive treatment of work on social interaction skills and skill acquisition; * up-to-date reviews of research in each area; and * emphasis on empirically supported strategies for developing and enhancing specific skills. Researchers in communication studies, psychology, family studies, business management, and related areas will find this volume a comprehensive, authoritative source on communications skills and their enhancement, and it will be essential reading for scholars and students across the spectrum of disciplines studying social interaction.

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 Language Through Computer Technology

Author: Carol A. Chapelle
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052184021X
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In 1998 and 1999, three of the largest providers of educational tests introduced computer-based versions of proficiency tests for English as a foreign language. Around the same time, many institutions began to offer Web-based tests for particular language courses and classes. These two phenomena have greatly added to the momentum of work in computer-assisted testing and mean that assessment through computer technology is becoming a fact for language learners in educational settings and therefore for teachers and researchers. This book is the first to consider the theoretical, methodological and practical issues and their implications for language-teaching professionals wishing to engage with computer-assisted assessment. It overviews the work in the field, evaluates examples of assessment though computer technology, and provides language teachers and researchers with practical guidelines for implementation.

Handbook Of Interpersonal Competence Research

Author: Brian H. Spitzberg
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461235723
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Handbook of Interpersonal Competence Research offers a vital desk reference to anyone doing research on social skills and interaction. Interpersonal competence, defined broadly, refers to the quality or skillfulness of social interaction. The reference manual provides a complete and comprehensive bibliography on this subject, with over 1,600 entries, in addition to a review of over 80 measures directly related to the study of competence. The Handbook covers more measures, more constellation measures, and provides a far more detailed bibliography than any source available to date. No other work on this subject approaches the level of breadth and depth of both published and unpublished background sources. Handbook of Interpersonal Competence Research will be valuable to clinicians, consulting psychologists, organizational consultants, researchers, and students interested in the assessment of social skills.

Language Testing And Assessment

Author: Glenn Fulcher
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780415339476
Size: 20.60 MB
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Language Testing and Assessment: Introduces students to the key methods and debates surrounding language testing and assessment explores the uses, benefits and problems that surround language testing on children, students, asylum seekers and many other groups Presents and comments on key readings and articles from leading names in the field is supported by a companion website Written by experienced teachers and researchers in the field, Language Testing and Assessment is an essential resource for students and researchers of Applied Linguistics.

Communicating Risks And Benefits

Author: Baruch Fischhoff
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: 9780160901799
Size: 52.39 MB
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Effective risk communication is essential to the well-being of any organization and those people who depend on it. Ineffective communication can cost lives, money and reputations. Communicating Risks and Benefits: An Evidence-Based User’s Guide provides the scientific foundations for effective communications. The book authoritatively summarizes the relevant research, draws out its implications for communication design, and provides practical ways to evaluate and improve communications for any decision involving risks and benefits. Topics include the communication of quantitative information and warnings, the roles of emotion and the news media, the effects of age and literacy, and tests of how well communications meet the organization’s goals. The guide will help users in any organization, with any budget, to make the science of their communications as sound as the science that they are communicating.

Invitation To Public Speaking National Geographic Edition

Author: Cindy L. Griffin
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1337515973
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Griffin's INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING: NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC EDITION, 6th Edition, brings a unique invitational approach to the public speaking course. As an antidote to the argument culture promoted by the media, INVITATION TO PUBLIC SPEAKING represents public speaking as a public dialogue, whether its purpose is to persuade, inform, or entertain. Audience-centered and practical, this approach emphasizes real-world contexts for public speaking with special features on Public Speaking in the Workplace, Ethical Moments, Civic Engagement, and relatable case studies from NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC researchers, scientists, artists, educators, and activists who use public speaking to save endangered species, document human tragedies, or promote scientific and cultural discoveries. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.