Toward Communicative Competence Testing: Proceedings of the Second TOEFL® Invitational Conference

Author(s):
Stansfield, Charles W.
Publication Year:
1955
Report Number:
TOEFL-RR-21
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Subject/Key Words:
Oral skills listening comprehension conversation reading comprehension rhetorical writing language proficiency

Abstract

This report collects invited papers and summaries of the discussions that took place at a conference devoted to the TOEFL® program's testing of communicative competence. The conference was held in October 19-20, 1984, at ETS in Princeton, NJ. Papers included the following: • Current TOEFL Research by Henry Holtzclaw • An Overview of Research Related to TOEFL by Gordon Hale • The Meaning of Communicative Competence in Relation to the TOEFL Program by Sandra J. Savignon • A Response to Sandra Savignon’s “The Meaning of Communicative Competence in Relation to the TOEFL Program” by Diane Larsen-Freeman • Explaining Communicative Competence Limits of Testability? By Christopher N. Candlin • Comments on the Candlin Paper by Diane Larsen-Freeman • Discussion the Savignon and Candlin Papers and the Response by Larsen-Freeman • The Test of English as a Foreign Language as a Measure of Communicative Competence by Lyle F. Bachman • Comments on the Backman Paper by Richard P. Duran • A Response to Lyle Bachman’s “The Test of English as a Foreign Language as a Measure of Communicative Competence” by Charles W. Stansfield • Discussion of the Bachman Paper and the Responses by Duran and Stansfield • Communication Theory and Testing: What and How by John W. Oller, Jr. • Communicative Competence and Tests of Oral Skills by Dan Douglas • A Response to John Oller’s “Communication Theory and Testing: What and How” by Frances B. Hinofotis • Discussion of the Papers by Oller and Douglas and the Response by Hinofotis • Closing Remarks by G. Richard Tucker

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