Assessing Speaking in Context

Assessing Speaking in Context

Expanding the Construct and its Applications


  • 著者
  • M. Rafael Salaberry, Alfred Rue Burch
  • 出版社
  • Multilingual Matters
  • 出版年月
  • 2021年07月
  • ISBN
  • 9781788923804


This edited volume investigates the nature and possible applications of an expanded and reconceptualized theoretical construct of speaking as a dynamic socially-constructed endeavour. It addresses both theoretical perspectives and methodological procedures to define and circumscribe the assessment of contextualized speaking. The chapters focus on the complexity brought about by actual interactional competence in speaking tasks and discuss how testing and assessment models and practices can incorporate recent research findings on the inherently dynamic and situated nature of language use. The volume presents research on language assessment in a variety of languages other than English, including French, Chinese and Japanese. It also examines the role that embodied action (gaze, gesture, orientation to materials and texts in the environment) plays in assessment practices, an area that has heretofore remained under-explored.

大学教育推進機構 国際コミュニケーションセンター Alfred Rue Burch


  • Part 1: Conceptual and Theoretical Issues
    • 1. Assessing Speaking in Context: Expanding the Construct and the Applications
    • 2. Reconceptualising Interactional Competence for Language Testing
    • 3. A Case for Nonverbal Behavior: Implications for Construct, Performance and Assessment
  • Part 2: Collecting and Rating Speaking Data
    • 4. Task Instruction in OPI Roleplays
    • 5. Investigating Raters' Scoring Processes and Strategies in Paired Speaking Assessment
    • 6. Rating and Reflecting: Displaying Rater Identities in Collegial L2 English Oral Assessment
  • Part 3: Designing Speaking Assessment Tests
    • 7. Jiazhou? Is it California? Operationalizing Repair in Classroom-based Assessment
    • 8. Observing and Assessing Interactional Competence in Dynamic Strategic Interaction Scenarios
    • 9. Using Social Deduction Board Games to Assess and Strengthen Interactional Competence in ESL Learners
    • 10. Assessing Interactional Competence in Secondary Schools: Issues of Turn-taking
  • Part 4: Using New Technologies to Assess Speaking
    • 11. Design and Implementation of a Classroom-based Virtual Reality Assessment
    • 12. Operationalising Interactional Competence in Computer-mediated Speaking Tests
    • 13. Assessing Speaking in the Post-COVID-19 Era: A Look Towards the Future