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Saturday, March 17 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Assessing the Assessment Methods for COIL Projects: Kansai University’s Case

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Assessment involving COIL projects is one of the most challenging issues and still underdeveloped. These facts are due to the nature of COIL activities which facilitate multiple aspects of learner’s skills development, such as practical language skills in foreign language, intercultural competence. While there are scales and descriptors to measure learner’s foreign language competencies, assessing learners’ intercultural competences growth is a complex matter because it encompasses a developmental process of growth which requires several assessment tools or methods and an extended period of interaction.
In Kansai University, students who participated in a COIL exchange are required to complete a set of pre- and post-COIL Exchange survey. These surveys are adapted from various surveys which focused on the development of intercultural communicative competence based on Byram’s model. In Fall Semester 2017, Kansai University introduced two assessment tools to measure student’s learning outcome through COIL practice. The first tool is internet delivered testing, Oral Proficiency Interview – Computer (OPIc). The second tool is web-based survey, Beliefs. Events, and Values Inventory (BEVI). In this presentation, the presenters will briefly describe the assessment tools used, and share the result gained from the test and survey. The feasibility of these tools to assess learning outcomes of COIL activities will also be discussed.

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Elvita Wiasih

Assistant Coordinator, Kansai University
Elvita Wiasih earned her M.A. from Nagoya University in Japanese linguistics, second language acquisition, teaching Japanese as a foreign language. Prior to pursuing her study in Japan she taught Japanese at Al Azhar University Indonesia. Her area of interests are computer assisted... Read More →


Saturday March 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:30pm
Great Hall FIT Conference Venue

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