Speaking assessment for STANAG 6001

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Speaking assessment for STANAG 6001

  1. 1. ASSESSING SPEAKING PROFICIENCY FOR NATO STANAG 6001 Curso de Preparación SLP 3333, SLP3-01-01Rev0
  2. 2. outline <ul><li>description of the test </li></ul><ul><li>descriptors for levels 1 to 3 </li></ul><ul><li>case studies in evaluation </li></ul>
  3. 3. the speaking test <ul><li>3 phases of the test: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>warm up: questions about the candidate and their job </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>evaluation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>close </li></ul></ul><ul><li>test may include role plays and photo-description </li></ul><ul><li>key level 3 tasks include the ability to: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>express and justify opinions and decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>formulate hypothesis </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>discuss abstract topics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>all interviews are recorded </li></ul><ul><li>timings: approximately 20 mins. </li></ul>
  4. 4. level 1 / survival <ul><li>handles simple communication in everyday situations </li></ul><ul><li>can communicate about simple routine tasks at work </li></ul><ul><li>frequent errors in pronunciation, vocabulary & grammar </li></ul><ul><li>often only uses one tense and avoids certain structures </li></ul><ul><li>hesitation, erratic word order & groping for words </li></ul><ul><li>cannot produce continuous discourse </li></ul>
  5. 5. level 1+ / survival + <ul><li>handles predictable, everyday conversations </li></ul><ul><li>discusses family, personal experience, travel & job </li></ul><ul><li>some ability with longer conversations on concrete topics </li></ul><ul><li>limited control of simple grammatical structures </li></ul><ul><li>frequent errors may impede communication </li></ul><ul><li>delivery is often laboured </li></ul><ul><li>even natives used to NNS may need repetition </li></ul>
  6. 6. level 2 / functional <ul><li>communicates in everyday social & work situations </li></ul><ul><li>describes people, places, and things </li></ul><ul><li>narrates current, past, and future in simple paragraphs </li></ul><ul><li>gives straightforward instructions and directions </li></ul><ul><li>asks and answers predictable questions </li></ul><ul><li>controls simple grammatical structures </li></ul><ul><li>avoids / misuses more complex structures </li></ul><ul><li>speaks in a way that is appropriate to the situation </li></ul><ul><li>errors may sometimes distort meaning or disturb the NS </li></ul>
  7. 7. level 2+ / functional + <ul><li>can discuss special interests & fields of competence </li></ul><ul><li>gives detailed instructions and directions </li></ul><ul><li>can talk about practical, social and professional topics </li></ul><ul><li>discusses abstract concepts with non-abstract language </li></ul><ul><li>understood by native speakers not used to non-natives </li></ul><ul><li>has difficulty in supporting opinion & clarifying points </li></ul><ul><li>errors may interfere with elaborating a point of view. </li></ul>
  8. 8. level 3 / professional <ul><li>discusses everyday & professional topics with ease </li></ul><ul><ul><li>can express, justify and support opinions and decisions </li></ul></ul><ul><li>formulates hypothesis & deals with unfamiliar subjects </li></ul><ul><li>discusses such topics as economics, science & philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>speaks clearly and naturally without groping for words </li></ul><ul><li>pronunciation may be obviously foreign </li></ul><ul><li>may have errors in highly complex structures </li></ul><ul><li>rare errors don’t distort meaning or disturb the NS </li></ul>
  9. 9. case study # 1 <ul><li>Click to listen to a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>What level would you give? </li></ul>Level 1 + Level 1 Level 2 + Level 2 Level 3 + Level 3
  10. 10. case study # 2 <ul><li>Click to listen to a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>What level would you give? </li></ul>Level 1 + Level 1 Level 2 + Level 2 Level 3 + Level 3
  11. 11. case study # 3 <ul><li>Click to listen to a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>What level would you give? </li></ul>Level 1 + Level 1 Level 2 + Level 2 Level 3 + Level 3
  12. 12. case study # 4 <ul><li>Click to listen to a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>What level would you give? </li></ul>Level 1 + Level 1 Level 2 + Level 2 Level 3 + Level 3
  13. 13. case study # 5 <ul><li>Click to listen to a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>What level would you give? </li></ul>Level 1 + Level 1 Level 2 + Level 2 Level 3 + Level 3
  14. 14. case study # 6 <ul><li>Click to listen to a candidate </li></ul><ul><li>What level would you give? </li></ul>Level 1 + Level 1 Level 2 + Level 2 Level 3 + Level 3
  15. 15. ASSESSING SPEAKING PROFICIENCY FOR NATO STANAG 6001 Curso de Preparación SLP 3333, SLP3-01-01Rev0

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