RSVP: Classroom Oral Interview Procedure



ABSTRACT  Designed as a proficiency measure, the ACTFL/ETS Oral Interview requires modification order to be used in the classroom. The global ratings must give way to a classroom-oriented scale; the evaluation must yield information useful to both student and instructor; the content must reflect the material under current study; and the test procedure must make allowances for student anxieties. The “RSVP” pilot here described uses a modified OI procedure, easily administered, with a forced mode scale reflecting a descending hierarchy among the four skills tested: Response, Structure, Vocabulary, and Pronunciation.