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KOTESOL 2012 International Conference

I’m speaking at the KOTESOL International Conference in Seoul tomorrow.  My talk will be titled “12 Types of Task for Speaking Tests.”  I’ll be talking about different tasks that can be used when designing speaking tests, with the focus on progress tests, that is, the kind used for midterms or finals in an English class.  The 12 tasks are:

  1. Question & Answer
  2. Preference w/ Choice
  3. Information Gap
  4. Picture Description
  5. Interactive Tasks
  6. Storytelling
  7. Data Description
  8. Comparisons
  9. Giving Advice
  10. Giving Instructions
  11. Expressing Opinions
  12. Advantages & Disadvantages

I’ll be putting some samples of speaking test materials up here soon.

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