Rate That Sample! A Hands-On Workshop on Conducting and Evaluating OPIs

Sat, February 7, 2015 | UT-Austin, Glickman Conference Center, CLA 1.302B

9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

with Dr. Christine Hoffman, Jacqueline Cook, Anna Hall, and Akibou Obaonrin from the Language Testing Unit of the Foreign Service Institute and Dr. Thomas J. Garza from UT-Austin

This day-long demonstration/workshop covers the structure, procedure, and evaluation of the Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) as part of the assessment of a learner’s functional spoken ability in a language. The morning presentations will be followed by lunch, and then participants will observe and evaluate actual OPIs conducted in Spanish, German, and French, administered by expert testers from the Language Testing Unit of the Foreign Service Institute.

This workshop is for language instructors of all levels and languages, though examples will be given in Spanish, German, and French. Five hours of CPE credit is available.

Register now! links.utexas.edu/bvtxym.

Sponsored by: Center for European Studies and the Texas Language Center

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