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An Investigation Of Selected Variables As Predictors Of Success On The Speak And Teach Tests , Rosa Branca Luna Freire Fagundes Jan 1994

An Investigation Of Selected Variables As Predictors Of Success On The Speak And Teach Tests , Rosa Branca Luna Freire Fagundes

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The main purpose of this study was to identify a pool of discriminating variables to be used as predictors of success on the SPEAK and TEACH tests, which are tests given to prospective international teaching assistants at Iowa State University. Data were collected from four-hundred randomly selected subjects. Two sets of variables were individually investigated: background variables (sex, first language, TOEFL score, last degree completed, number of months residing in the U.S., average amount of time speaking English, and previous teaching experience) and operational variables (pronunciation, fluency, cultural ability, communication skills, interaction skills, raters' overall impression, and student-questioners' overall ...