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


Outline Czech Republic

Introduction

Czech training and testing system

In-the-field inspections

Findings

Steps taken

Research

Conclusion


Czech training and testing system Czech Republic

+ Contracted Instructors + Contracted Examiners


Czech training and testing system Czech Republic

Sites

Outsourcing


Outsourcing + DLI Czech Republic

Czech DLI


Success rate Czech Republic


In-the-field inspections Czech Republic

  • 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


Research Czech Republic

  • 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


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

Motivation for studying English?

Position requirement 66.0%

Work-related reasons 0.5%

Personal reasons 7.1%

Part of curriculum 4.6%

NATO position requirement 7.8%

Studies abroad requirement 3.6%

Deployment 9.5%

EU battle group 0.9%


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

What is the language requirement?

No SLP/other 3.0%

SLP 1100 1.5%

SLP 1111 31.0%

SLP 2211 7.0%

SLP 2222 46.8%

SLP 3322 1.8%

SLP 3333 8.9%

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Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 0

Low 43.8%

Adequate 37.5%

High 0.0%

Irrelevant 18.7%


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 1100

Low 0.0%

Adequate 25.0%

High 25.0%

Irrelevant 50.0%


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 1111

Low 11.8%

Adequate 71.7%

High 6.4%

Irrelevant 10.1%


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 2211

Low 5.4%

Adequate 27.1%

High 37.8%

Irrelevant 29.7%


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 2222

Low 3.2%

Adequate 71.8%

High 18.7%

Irrelevant 6.3%


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 3322

Low 0.0%

Adequate 63.6%

High 36.4%

Irrelevant 0.0%


Part I – General characteristics Czech Republic

How do you perceive the requirement?

SLP 3333

Low 0.0%

Adequate 78.0%

High 22.0%

Irrelevant 0.0%


Part II – Language Training Czech Republic

The course was taught by

DLI 18.5%

Komorní Hrádek 3.3%

Defence University 1.1%

Outsourcing 74.6%


Part II – Language Training Czech Republic

Satisfaction with instructors

Absolutely no 4.6%

No 23.3%

Yes 53.1%

Absolutely yes 19.0%


Part II – Language Training Czech Republic

Absolutely no – reasons:

No info on the exam 25.0%

Poor instructor preparation 40.0%

Unsuitable demeanour 5.0%

Not relevant education 5.0%

Too many instructors 5.0%

Not specified 20.0%


Part II – Language Training Czech Republic

No – reasons:

No info on the exam 12.8%

Poor instructor preparation 22.1%

Unsuitable demeanour 9.3%

Not relevant education 3.5%

Too many instructors 7.0%

Too few instructors 1.1%

No native speaker 3.5%

Not specified 40.7%


Part II – Language Training Czech Republic

Yes – reasons:

Appropriate methodology 9.3%

Suitable demeanour 8.8%

Not specified 81.9%


Part II – Language Training Czech Republic

Absolutely yes – reasons:

Appropriate methodology 20.0%

Suitable demeanour 36.3%

Not specified 43.8%


Part II – Language Training Czech Republic

Satisfaction with course books used

Absolutely no 22.9%

(Face to face, Headway)

No 34.9%

(Headway, Face to face)

Yes 36.8%

(Headway, ALC, Face to face)

Absolutely yes 5.4%

(ALC, Headway)


Part III – Language Testing Czech Republic

Source of information on the STANAG 6001 exam

Czech DLI website 53.0%

Colleague, friend 10.0%

Instructor 28.1%

Examiner 1.0%

No information 7.9%


Part III – Language Testing Czech Republic

Was the information sufficient?

Yes 56.6%

No 43.4%


Part III – Language Testing Czech Republic

Have you read the STANAG 6001 descriptors?

Yes 28.7%

No 25.9%

What are they? 45.4%


Conclusion Czech Republic

  • 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? Czech RepublicThank you.


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