Conversational Analysis: Criteria to Check Level of Speaker
2021  //  DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/CW4RZ
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Abstract

This audit is designed to calculate the methodology of assessment of speaking skills specifically. Assisting intention of this analysis is to set a scheme of study for learners by evaluating their speaking skills. In this regard, a particular language assessment technique, ACTFL was utilized to know speaking level of a speaker. ACTFL mechanism checks the level of the speaker, as either the speaker is in high advance level or on intermediate level of speaking. An interview was conducted with a student to check his level, interview questions were designed according to the standardized level of assessment warm-up session, level check, probation, and wind down session, and then uttered lines of participant were analyzed in line with ACTFL level. Findings of the study manifest that how a speaker has some levels to step up for next level. For evaluation of a speaker, specific strategies to ask questions are very prime through which coach can know that speaker is on standardized level of speaking or not. By checking level of the speaker, a teacher can decide that what type of steps should be taken ahead, if learner is novice with 0-1 bands, with low proficiency, with poor pronunciation and with low level of cohesion and coherence, he or she is not an exemplary declaimer at all, wherefore, there is need to change teaching techniques and time duration of learning.

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