An Oral Test in English for Chinese Non-English Major Tertiary Level Students


Xiaolu Xu


The study aims to develop items that test the speaking ability of Chinese Non-English major tertiary level students, and to develop a rating scale for the speaking test and to determine the validity and reliability of the test. Using the descriptive method, design and administer an oral test to ten randomly selected non-English major Chinese tertiary level students and find out the test can generally function as an appropriate instrument in testing the speaking ability of Chinese non-English major tertiary level students. The rating scale devised is fairly easy to handle. The test possesses face and content validity and the inter-rater reliability is high.


English oral test, tertiary level students, assessment, communicative, reliability, validity


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