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二月十八日之全民英檢中級考試
 

超過四百位東海學生參加全民英檢考試

  在今年的二月十八日星期六,為了教學卓越計畫之研究,線上英語能力檢測系統利用教育部經費補助超過四百位東海學生參加全民英檢(GEPT)中級初試。


全民英檢報名盛況

   這個計畫,也就是線上英語能力檢測系統(OEAS),目標在於發展一個能夠幫助學生充分了解他們語文能力上優缺點的線上語文測驗,並幫助老師準備適合每位學生語文能力的教材和上課內容。如果學子們想要進步,他們就必須為自己的語言學習負責。這就是線上英語能力檢定系統的目標,計畫主持人,尹慕群老師這麼說著。在計畫中,學生的全民英檢考試成績將會與東海大一英文分班測驗做出比較與分析。從文法、聽力和閱讀方面,研究兩種不同測驗的相似與相異的程度。因為線上英語能力檢測系統將從外文系老師們多年來製作的題庫中,選取出許多題目作為研究,這將會是重要的資訊。根據計畫主持人,尹慕群老師的說法,做一個好測驗的方法在於對測驗整體品質有充分的了解,才能達成有效的進展,這必須仰賴大量資料的蒐集。

   這次參與全民英檢考試的學生都是在十二月中,因應計畫而自願報名參加。大多數考生為大一新生,但仍然有大二、大三、大四和研究生報名參加。在稍早的比較分析裡,超過四百五十位東海學生在去年的十月參與了全民英檢中高級的考試。考試比較分析的結果會在未來數週於網路上公佈。本次全民英檢與財團法人語言測驗中心合作(LTTC)協辦,由本校學生自行選擇合適考區應考。

  教育部補助全國數個大專院校經費實施教學卓越計畫,其中包括2005年東海大學十大項教學卓越計畫,而線上英語能力檢測系統正是其中之一分項子計畫。
 

Over 400 Tunghai Students Took GEPT For Teaching Excellence Project Research


On Saturday, February 18, 2006, more than 400 Tunghai University students took the Intermediate General English Proficiency Test (GEPT), in a research study for a Teaching Excellence project.

The project, the Online English Assessment System (OEAS), aims to develop an online language test that will help students have a better understanding of their linguistic strengths and weaknesses, and help teachers prepare content that better matches their students’ language abilities. “Students need to be responsible for their own language learning if they want to improve, but they also need assistance to reach their goals. This is the purpose of the OEAS,” said Dr. Muchun Yin, director of the project.

In the study, the students’ scores on the GEPT will be compared with their Tunghai English Placement Examination (TEPE) scores to see how the two tests are similar or different in their measurement of grammar, listening, and reading ability. This is important information because the OEAS will likely draw many of its test items from the TEPE item banks, which have been created over several years by teachers in the Foreign Languages and Literature Department.

According to Dr. Muchun Yin, director of the OEAS project, part of making a good test is judging its overall quality in order to make improvements, and this depends on gathering a lot of evidence. The GEPT-TEPE comparison will contribute to that evidence.

The students taking the test are all volunteers who registered with the project in December. The majorities are freshmen, but there are also sophomores, juniors, and seniors who are registered.

In an earlier comparison, over 450 THU students took the high intermediate in October 2005. Results of this comparison will be available at the website in coming weeks.

The GEPT is administered in conjunction with the Language Training and Testing Center (LTTC), and each student chose one of several LTTC testing locations around the island that was convenient for them.

The Ministry of Education is funding a number of Teaching Excellence projects across Taiwan. Tunghai University has been awarded 10 projects for 2005, and the OEAS is a component of one of those projects.




 

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