The use of ICT in the assessment of modern languages: the English context and European viewpoints
Hunt, Marilyn, Neill, Sean and Barnes, Ann, 1964-. (2007) The use of ICT in the assessment of modern languages: the English context and European viewpoints. Educational Review, Vol.59 (No.2). pp. 195-213. ISSN 0013-1911Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00131910701255012
The ever increasing explosion of highly attractive multimedia resources on offer has boosted the use of information and communication technology (ICT) in the teaching and learning of modern languages. The use of ICT to assess languages is less frequent, however, although online testing is starting to develop. This paper examines the national context for the assessment of modem foreign language proficiency in England, outlines the kinds of assessment currently available and the development of electronic forms of assessment and compares the above with the survey results of a European Union (EU) funded project on current good practice in online assessment of languages in other European countries. The findings indicate that speaking is inadequately served by online testing as tests currently focus primarily on receptive language skills. The implications for future successful online testing include the incorporation of interactive skills and effective formative feedback.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Divisions:||Faculty of Social Sciences > Institute of Education|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Educational Review|
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis (Routledge)|
|Official Date:||May 2007|
|Number of Pages:||19|
|Page Range:||pp. 195-213|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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