Marcel Van Amelsvoort


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Scales / Measurement Developing an Online EFL Reading Proficiency Test more

Sun, Nov 14, 10:45-11:10 Asia/Tokyo

This presentation will discuss the development and use of a short, web-based lexical discrimination, phonological and orthographic skill, and vocabulary test to help a university English department assign students into levels and identify students with potential reading weaknesses. Practical and theoretical issues will be discussed, and the correlation of various parts of the test to the TOEFL ITP test and student course performance will be reported.

Marcel Van Amelsvoort

Language Skills Building a Strong Foundation of Academic Vocabulary for University Learners more

Sun, Nov 14, 14:05-14:30 Asia/Tokyo

Reaching a 95% vocabulary comprehension level is essential for university English as a medium of instruction courses, TOEFL or IELTS, or overseas study. To meet this challenge, the presenters created an online program of 23 lessons combining the headwords of the UWL, EAP, AWL, and NAWL word lists into a 1,850-word core. This open-source series of 23 lessons utilizes free online Quizlet cards and gamification to motivate students, assess learning, and give feedback on progress.

Paul Wadden Marcel Van Amelsvoort Dan Ferreira