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Autonomous University of Baja California.

Language School
Bachelor ’s Degree in Language Teaching

Educational Evaluation

Pronunciation Test.

Jeanette Luisa Ruiz Mancha


Debora Valenzuela Renteria

Teacher ícela López Gaspar


April 12th, 2019.
PRONUNCIATION TEST Introduction

LIMITED RESPONSE MULTIPLE CHOICE:


HEARING IDENTIFICATION
INDIVIDUAL TESTING: ORAL
REPETITION
READING ALOUD
Recording the response
Alternate Reading-aloud
GROUP TESTING: HEARING items: Paper And Pencil
IDENTIFICATION
PRONUNCIATION TEST
Evaluates Ss production and identification of the sounds, stress patters and
intonation of English.

Something common: Checking the individual sounds that Ss could


pronounce.

Emphasis: listening and speaking goals.

Its not productive to spend


time evaluating small
points such as:

Madsen, H. (1983). Techniques in Testing. 1st ed. New York, pp. 57-76.
LIMITED RESPONSE
INDIVIDUAL TESTING: ORAL REPETITION.

Useful: Ss that can’t read or write.

Major limitation: Students might not Results: Indicate whether the student has
developed much skill in pronouncing and using potential for learning English as much as
English. present skill in using the language.

Keep in mind: Scoring.

School – Eschool

Madsen, H. (1983). Techniques in Testing. 1st ed. New York, pp. 57-76.
Recording the Reponse
Major limitation: Boring and time consuming.
Intonation can be checked on questions.

Material: Dialogs, reading a book. T can make up the material.

Keep in mind: Normal sentence rhythm.


Give instructions orally and simple.

He said he could come. (Focus on the underlined word)

Madsen, H. (1983). Techniques in Testing. 1st ed. New York, pp. 57-76.
LIMITED RESPONSE
GROUP TESTING: HEARING IDENTIFICATION
For Little children and adult
The ability to hear and identify sounds beginners

Good pronunciation depends on how well we hear what is spoken

The use of images to emphasize the meaning in words

“What a big mouse” / “What a big mouth” “Its raining” / “Its raining?”

Madsen, H. (1983). Techniques in Testing. 1st ed. New York, pp. 57-76.
MULTIPLE CHOICE: HEARING IDENTIFICATION.
For ss that are able to read in English.
Cab / cap

CONTEXTUALIZATION
Choose the best paraphrase or synonym

SS hear “He bought a new cab”


A. Animal B. Hat C. Car.

APPROPRIATE RESPONSE OPTIONS

Ss hear “I feel sick”


A. Did you? B. Do you? C. Will you?

Madsen, H. (1983). Techniques in Testing. 1st ed. New York, pp. 57-76.
INTONATION
He’s her brother. VS He’s her brother?
Ss hear “He’s her brother”
A. Oh, I didn´t know that. B. Yes, I thought you knew that. C. Why do you ask?

PARAPHRASE
Jack just walk in the store.
A. It wasn’t mary. B. He didnt´t run. C. He didn’t walk out of it

SENTENCE COMPLETION.
Hid, Hit, ‘ll hit
“She hit the thief…”
A. In the face B. from the police C. Tomorrow
Madsen, H. (1983). Techniques in Testing. 1st ed. New York, pp. 57-76.
READING ALOUD
It provides control
An excellent way of testing sound-symbol correspondence SAID= /sed/

1. Evaluate one or two items


Intonation
per sentence

2. Use natural language Everyday language

3. Avoid telling the points To get an accurate testing


being tested
ALTERNATE READING-ALOUD ITEMS: Paper And Pencil

1. Stress Marking

2. Sound-symbol

Which vowel sound is different?


A) Got B) Go C) Close D) Smoke
In conclusion you need to remember…
 Evaluate Ss production and identification of the sounds, stress patters and intonation of
English.
 Goals: improve listening and speaking skills.
 Avoid spending time in evaluating small points.
 Consider Ss limitations.
 Keep instructions simple.
 Remember, let Ss know their progress.

Jeanette Luisa Ruiz Mancha


1151122
JEANETTE.RUIZ@UABC.EDU.MX
Debora Valenzuela Renteria
DEBORA.VALENZUELA@UABC.EDU.MX
1150973
REFERENCES.
Madsen, H. (1983). Techniques in Testing. 1st ed. New York, pp. 57-76.