Colloquium: Assessing College Foreign Language Learners’ Proficiency: The What, the Why, and the How

8:00 - 9:40am

Orlando V

Presented at: AAAL 2016

In this colloquium, we describe the Language Flagship Proficiency Initiative, housed at three universities, that addresses and updates Carroll’s 1967 question of “How proficient in foreign languages are U.S. college students?” Using proficiency-based test data, presenters demonstrate how proficient students are, and suggest how such data can assist foreign-language programs.

Discussant: Margaret E. Malone