Rating Scale Prevalidation and Modification



The previous two chapters, respectively, contrive two core components of the rating scale drawn from the CLA model: language competence and strategic competence. Generally speaking, the proposed rating scale is developed into a five-band one, with three dimensions contributing to language competence and one dimension to strategic competence. Detailed descriptors and discriminating wording between each two adjacent bands are also substantiated so as to assess potential candidates with respect to their all-round attainment of communicative language ability in the context of group discussion.


Proficiency Level Communicative Competence Rater Training Language Competence Discourse Marker 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of English Language and CultureGuangdong University of Foreign StudiesGuangzhouChina

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