Okayama JALT:

Expatriate ELT Faculty Members and University Entrance Examinations: Beliefs, Assumptions, and Recommendations for Change

Date: Saturday, September 27th, 2014 Time: 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Speaker: Melodie Cook

This presentation focuses on several years’ research on expatriate ELT faculty participation in English entrance examination creation. Four themes will be highlighted: assumptions that expatriate ELT faculty bring to the examination creation process; the multi-functional nature of entrance examinations; how these tests stand up to recommendations for “good” language test creation practices, and recommendations for changing entrance examinations. It is hoped that this presentation will stimulate discussion about these life-changing tests.

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

Cost: JALT Members: free
Non-members: 500 yen

Venue: Notre Dame Seishin University, Logos Hall, Room 7-2

Location: Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, Japan


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