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POEC - Proficiency in Oral English Communication Assesses impact of foreign accent of ELL (English Language Learners) during English acquisition/production. CAP1 Presentation - UWM, COMSDIS 350

Matthew Hendrickson

on 8 October 2014

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Transcript of POEC

Proficiency of Oral English Communication
Who is this for?
Good English skills
7th grade vocab. (minimum)
Must have accent
6, 7
How Long
Does It Take?
~60 minutes (one session) which includes 6 subtests and two additional speech samples
Not standardized?
8, 9
Subtests (7) Names
I - Background information &
first spontaneous language sample
II - Basic World-Level Intonation
III - Basic Normal Intonation for
Lengthier Messages
IV - Articulation
V - Contrastive Intonation-Stress Shifts
VI - Auditory Discrimination
VII - Supplemental Speech Tasks
Subtests (7)
What are we assessing?
I - Speaker's skills at repeating messages, turnover of conversation, dealing with interruptions (communication miscues)
II - Examine 8 basic word-level intonation patters of American English (AE)
III - Examine basic message-level intonation patterns for stress and pitch contours in AE
IV - Articulation of vowels/consonants and compound words
V - Ability to use critical conversational rules of intonation
VI - Auditory discrimination
VII - Conversation topics (ability to hold long conversation)
Subtests (7)
How are these skills assessed?
I - Eye contact, facial expressions, gestures, idioms, responsiveness to topic (scale measured 1 - 5)
II - Word prompt
III - Graphic representation of normal message-level intonation patters
IV - Word prompt, sentence forming using that word
V - Ask client to start conversation using a prompt
VI - Read pairs of words, ask if they sound different or alike
VII - Pick a topic and ask questions
about topic for lengthy conversation
Subtests (7)
Test Materials
I - Word Prompt
II - Word Prompt
III - Sentence Prompt
IV - Word Prompt
V - Word Prompt
VI - Protocol
VII - Protocol
*Protocol used in each subtest
**Word and sentence prompts found in bound booklet
How is all this
-Video/audio recording of session
-Use protocol to mark errors and notes (depending on protocol task)
Are the materials/stimuli/what-have-you appropriate for a multicultural population?
-Nothing specifically ambiguous
-Nothing specific to American or foreign culture
Any strengths? Weaknesses?
-There aren't many tests out there to determine how much one's native/maternal language impacts their English acquisition or production
-There are many dialects in English
CAP 1 Presentation - COMSDIS 350

Ruth Lawrence
Nicole Vroman
Matthew Hendrickson
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