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Christensen Chinese Flagship

  1. 1. Chinese Flagship Assessment & Outcomes Matthew B. Christensen, Academic Director Brigham Young University Chinese Flagship Center
  2. 2. Goal of the Program <ul><li>Take Learners from Advanced (2/2+) to Superior (ILR 3/3+) </li></ul><ul><li>Increase Specialized Professional Proficiency Level for Advanced Students </li></ul><ul><li>Provide General and Domain level Cultural Training </li></ul><ul><li>Create Self-Directed Learners </li></ul><ul><li>To put graduates in the position to act as full professionals in the target language and culture </li></ul>
  3. 3. Standardized Assessment <ul><li>CATRC: A Computer-Adaptive Test for Reading Chinese (Brigham Young University) </li></ul><ul><li>CCALT: Chinese Computerized Adaptive Listening Comprehension Test (Ohio State University) </li></ul><ul><li>HSK: Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi [Chinese Standardized Test] </li></ul><ul><li>DLPT: Defense Language Proficiency Test (or other ILR test when available) </li></ul><ul><li>ACTFL-OPI: Oral Proficiency Interview </li></ul><ul><li>STAMP: Standards-based Measurement of Proficiency </li></ul>
  4. 5. Cohort HSK ACTFL-OPI ILR 1 Level 9: 1 Level 8: 2 Level 7: 2 Level 6: 1 Superior : 5 Advanced-High : 1 Level 3: 4 Level 2+:2 Level 2:1 2 Level 8: 2 Level 7: 5 Level 6: 3 Superior : 3 Advanced-High : 7 Advanced-Mid: 1 Level 3: 3 Level 2+: 6 Level 2: 2 3 Level 9: 1 Level 8: 1 Level 8: 3 Level 7: 1 Superior : 7 Advanced-High : 1 Level 3+: 2 Level 3: 5 Level 2+: 1 4 Level 10:1 Level 9: 2 Level 8: 6 Level 7: 4 Superior : 6 Advanced-High : 3 Advanced-Mid: 1 Level 3+: 3 Level 3: 2 Level 2+: 3
  5. 6. Cohort HSK ACTFL-OPI ILR 5 Level 11:1 Level 9: 1 Level 8: 3 Level 6: 1 Superior : 7 Advanced : 3 Level 3+: 2 Level 3: 4 Level 2+: 3 6 Level 11: 1 Level 9: 3 Level 8: 4 Level 7: 3 Level 6: 2 Level 5: 1 Superior : 7 Advanced-High : 3 Level 4: 2 Level 3+:2 Level 3: 4 Level 2+:3 7 (not yet completed program) Level 8: 2 Level 7: 6 Level 6: 3 Level 5: 2 Superior : 3 Advanced-high : 7 Advanced-mid: 3 Level 3+: 2 Level 3: 5 Level 2+: 4
  6. 7. Qualitative Assessment <ul><li>Internship Provider Survey (Chinese) </li></ul><ul><li>Internship Provider Survey (English) </li></ul><ul><li>Intern Survey (Chinese) </li></ul><ul><li>Participants Surveys </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Journal Analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Portfolio Tracking </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ALLPS </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Linguafolio </li></ul></ul>
  7. 8. Key Portfolio Components <ul><li>Self-assessment essay (Chinese and English). Learning performance in and out of class, job performance (experience, achievements, gains from job) </li></ul><ul><li>Linguistic history (including time abroad, home language(s) if appropriate, language learning career) </li></ul><ul><li>Video/Audio language samples </li></ul><ul><li>Writing samples (Chinese and English) </li></ul><ul><li>Updated Resume (Chinese and English). Make sure the Chinese version follows norms that you have learned in China. </li></ul><ul><li>Reference letters (Academic, internship hosts, Chinese contacts, job assessments, etc. (Chinese with English translation, English) </li></ul><ul><li>Official Documents (Diplomas, Flagship Program completion certificate, awards, thesis abstract) Language test scores (HSK, DLPT, others) </li></ul><ul><li>Bilingual business card </li></ul>
  8. 9. Presentational Evidence
  9. 10. Where are Flagship Alumni? <ul><li>Law School </li></ul><ul><li>Chinese Businesses </li></ul><ul><li>State Department </li></ul><ul><li>Other US Government </li></ul><ul><li>Commerce </li></ul><ul><li>Journalism </li></ul><ul><li>Technology Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Accounting Firms </li></ul><ul><li>Medical School </li></ul>
  10. 11. The Chinese Flagship Program at Brigham Young University Matthew B. Christensen, Academic Director ( [email_address] ) http://chineseflagship@byu.edu http://thelanguageflagship.org [email_address]

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