Toward an Integrated Framework for Language Testing and Intervention

Richard Kamai, Jude Valentine Badaki

Abstract


An integrated framework for language testing and intervention with a paradigm T??LI?T? was proposed and illustrated. The proposed framework combines approaches from Error Analysis, Need Analysis and Systems Instruction. The operation of the framework was illustrated based on the data derived from a corpus consisting of the transcripts of hundred (100) students from a college in Yola metropolis. The transcripts were analyzed using the COMPFORM-MARKCHART method of error correction. The test served as a pre-intervention language test and the first component of the framework (T?). The result of the analysis was then used to design the ERROR PROFILE of the students. Based on this profile, a Language Intervention technique (LI) comprising of two sub-components was designed; that is Language Teaching for Common and Specific Errors [LTCSE] and Language Task for Specific Students [LTSS]. The last component of the framework is a post language intervention test [T?] which was designed to test the efficacy of the language method/approach adopted. The paper concludes with a discussion on the prospects of the framework within the context of Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL).

Keywords: Pretest, language Intervention, Post-test, EDP, LTCSE, LTSS.

 


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