Application and Effect of Proposal on Dynamic Spoken English Tests in Vocational College

Liqun GAO


This study aims to establish a systematic proposal on spoken English tests for vocational English teaching with content, form, difficulty level and scoring criteria characterized by dynamic changes. The proposal is first designed and then applied in four consecutive tests. Its backwash effects on the English classroom teaching is examined. The research subjects are freshman of non-English majors in a vocational college. After the trial program, a survey was conducted among the participants to collect the feedback on the effect of the proposal in terms of its content, form and scoring method, including holistic marking and analytical marking. Results showed that the establishment of the systematic proposal on spoken English tests has a positive backwash effect on vocational English learning and teaching. It is suggested that regular spoken English tests in vocational English teaching be holistically designed.


Vocational English; Spoken English test proposal; Holistic marking; Analytical marking

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