Task Structure and Language Production: Applications for Computerized Oral Proficiency Assessment

8:00 - 11:00am EDT

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Presented at: AAAL 2015

This project explores how task characteristics affect language production on a computerized test of speaking proficiency for young learners. Researchers examined pairs of tasks in which the number of response opportunities provided to examinees was varied. Student responses (N=60) were analyzed in terms of quantity and quality of language production.