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ALIS Newsletter - June 2011 - 2 views

  • Test performance data in this study suggest that nonnative varieties of English can be used as listening test input while attitude questionnaire results go counter.
  • These findings support most of the previous research in this area.
  • Until research shows that the use of nonnative English as input is irrelevant to the construct of listening, we may be unable to use such input in testing, especially in high-stakes tests such as TOEFL and IELTS.
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  • As nonnative speech gains recognition among language users and test takers, we hope the attitudes and perceptions toward the use of these varieties of English will change.
    Abeywickrama, Priyanvada. (2011). The validity of nonnative speaker input in listening comprehension tests. [TESOL] Applied Linguistics Interest Section Newsletter (June 2011).
Paul Beaufait

Japanese student voices on "Go Study Abroad!" (Professional Development) | ... - 1 views

    Introduces second video in Tim Murphey's "Japanese student voices" series, explains problems arising from rising tuition costs for students going overseas, and links to various related articles.
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    Illustrates what education is about; from Barbara Dieu, Another Beespace, 1st Web Curriculo, 2008.09.30 (, complemented by the adjacent list of themes, skills, and support systems in Barbara's post
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