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Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Commercial vs. in-house language training and testing in the Czech RepublicVilnius, Lithuania10 May, 2011LTC Jan Šmíd


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Outline

Introduction

Czech training and testing system

In-the-field inspections

Findings

Steps taken

Research

Conclusion


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Czech training and testing system

+ Contracted Instructors+ Contracted Examiners


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Czech training and testing system

Sites

Outsourcing


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Outsourcing + DLI

Czech DLI


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Success rate


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

In-the-field inspections

  • Low awareness of STANAG 6001 descriptors

  • Low awareness of exam format

  • Frequent poor instructor preparation

  • Textbooks not sufficiently/effectively supplemented

  • 90 minute lessons

  • Lack of homework

  • Lack of homework feedback


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Research

  • General information:

  • Years 2008 – 2010

  • 790 questionnaires distributed

  • 651 returned

  • Research questions in Czech: closed –ended qs, open-ended qs

  • 43 questions + 9 sub questions in 3 sections

    • General characteristics of a respondent

    • Feedback on language training

    • Feedback on language testing


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

Motivation for studying English?

Position requirement66.0%

Work-related reasons0.5%

Personal reasons7.1%

Part of curriculum4.6%

NATO position requirement7.8%

Studies abroad requirement3.6%

Deployment9.5%

EU battle group 0.9%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

What is the language requirement?

No SLP/other3.0%

SLP 11001.5%

SLP 111131.0%

SLP 22117.0%

SLP 222246.8%

SLP 33221.8%

SLP 33338.9%

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Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 0

Low43.8%

Adequate37.5%

High0.0%

Irrelevant18.7%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 1100

Low0.0%

Adequate25.0%

High25.0%

Irrelevant50.0%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 1111

Low11.8%

Adequate71.7%

High6.4%

Irrelevant10.1%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 2211

Low5.4%

Adequate27.1%

High37.8%

Irrelevant 29.7%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 2222

Low3.2%

Adequate71.8%

High18.7%

Irrelevant6.3%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 3322

Low0.0%

Adequate63.6%

High36.4%

Irrelevant 0.0%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part I – General characteristics

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 3333

Low0.0%

Adequate78.0%

High22.0%

Irrelevant0.0%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part II – Language Training

The course was taught by

DLI18.5%

Komorní Hrádek3.3%

Defence University1.1%

Outsourcing74.6%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part II – Language Training

Satisfaction with instructors

Absolutely no4.6%

No23.3%

Yes53.1%

Absolutely yes19.0%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part II – Language Training

Absolutely no – reasons:

No info on the exam25.0%

Poor instructor preparation40.0%

Unsuitable demeanour5.0%

Not relevant education5.0%

Too many instructors5.0%

Not specified20.0%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part II – Language Training

No – reasons:

No info on the exam12.8%

Poor instructor preparation22.1%

Unsuitable demeanour9.3%

Not relevant education3.5%

Too many instructors7.0%

Too few instructors1.1%

No native speaker3.5%

Not specified40.7%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part II – Language Training

Yes – reasons:

Appropriate methodology9.3%

Suitable demeanour8.8%

Not specified81.9%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part II – Language Training

Absolutely yes – reasons:

Appropriate methodology20.0%

Suitable demeanour36.3%

Not specified43.8%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part II – Language Training

Satisfaction with course books used

Absolutely no22.9%

(Face to face, Headway)

No34.9%

(Headway, Face to face)

Yes36.8%

(Headway, ALC, Face to face)

Absolutely yes5.4%

(ALC, Headway)


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part III – Language Testing

Source of information on the STANAG 6001 exam

Czech DLI website53.0%

Colleague, friend10.0%

Instructor28.1%

Examiner1.0%

No information7.9%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part III – Language Testing

Was the information sufficient?

Yes56.6%

No43.4%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Part III – Language Testing

Have you read the STANAG 6001 descriptors?

Yes28.7%

No25.9%

What are they?45.4%


Introduction czech training and testing system in the field inspections findings steps taken

Conclusion

  • MoD level – suggestions:

  • Selecting procedures

  • On-site inspections

  • DLI level – stepstaken:

  • Frequent inspections

  • More user-friendly DLI website

  • STANAG 6001 exam familiarization guide

  • Seminars for language instructors – both MoD and outsourcing


Questions thank you

Questions?Thank you.


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