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  1. INTO EUROPEThe Writing Handbookby Gyula Tankó Presentation by Gyula Tankó Into Europe - European Standards in Language Assessment Conference Budapest, February 9-10, 2006

  2. Writing skills in language examinations • integral part of LEs • what is tested? • genre knowledge (e.g. article vs letter of complaint) • text type knowledge (linguistic characteristics) • content • organisation (e.g coherence, cohesion) • grammar (range and accuracy) • vocabulary (range and accuracy)

  3. Writing skills ~ Can of worms WHY? Grammar test • lack of knowledge (What? Why? How to teach?) Vocab test • language teaching course books • time factor assessment preparation administration

  4. Consequences • writing skills unpopular with language teachers • writing skills unpopular with language learners poor writing skills development & poor writing skills

  5. INTO EUROPE: The Writing Handbook Who is it for? Language teachers wishing to: • design writing tasks • administer writing tasks • rate writing tasks using an analytic scale

  6. INTO EUROPE: The Writing Handbook What is in the book? Part One: Background and Aims • characteristic features of modern writing examinations • CEF scales for writing • standard setting procedures • the nature of writing (e.g. writing process, factors that influence the writing process) • practical tips for the writing teacher

  7. INTO EUROPE: The Writing Handbook Part Two: Task types and task demands • designing writing tasks • letter • article • composition (narrative, descriptive, discursive, argumentative) • practical tips for the writing teacher and students • writing tasks

  8. INTO EUROPE: The Writing Handbook Part Three: Assessing writing ability • rating scales • analytic rating • sample scripts, justified scores • rating practice • scores and justifications for the practice scripts

  9. INTO EUROPE: The Writing Handbook Series Editor: J. Charles Alderson The Writing Handbook Gyula Tankó Published by Teleki László Foundation & The British Council Distributor: Libro Trade Info: books@librotrade.hu

  10. Thank You Dr. Ildikó Csépes icsepes@delfin.unideb.hu Gyula Tankó tanko@ludens.elte.hu