Tokyo JALT:

DEUCE: a system design for evaluating ESL competence tests

Date: Monday, September 26th, 2005 Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaker: George Weir

This talk describes work in progress to apply a Web-based facility for evaluating differing criteria for English language competence. The proposed system, Discriminated Evaluation of User's Competence with English, or DEUCE, addresses the problem of evaluating individual criteria for competence in English as a Second Language (ESL). We describe the rationale, design and application of DEUCE and outline its potential as a discriminator or ESL competence criteria.

About the speaker:
Dr George R S Weir studied Philosophy as an undergraduate at Glasgow University and as a postgraduate at Edinburgh University. He studied BITS at Strathclyde University before becoming a postdoctoral researcher in Computer Science. Subsequently appointed as a lecturer in CS.

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This special lecture is co-sponsored by the JALT Pragmatics SIG & the JALT Tokyo Chapter.

Organization: Tokyo Chapter of the Japan Association for Language Teaching (Tokyo JALT)

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 1000 yen

Venue: International Student Center, Tokyo Medical Dental University

Location: Tokyo, Tokyo Metropolis, Japan


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