(Indiana University) Professor of Spanish at Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana.
RSVP: Classroom Oral Interview Procedure
Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
© 1985 American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Foreign Language Annals
Volume 18, Issue 6, pages 481–486, December 1985
How to Cite
Brown, J. W. (1985), RSVP: Classroom Oral Interview Procedure. Foreign Language Annals, 18: 481–486. doi: 10.1111/j.1944-9720.1985.tb00986.x
- Issue published online: 31 DEC 2008
- Article first published online: 31 DEC 2008
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.