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Degree Name

Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT)

First Advisor

Patrick Moran


This paper consists of a series of six formative listening comprehension tests intended to provide feedback to teachers and students on the effectiveness of their work and to indicate directions for improvements. The tests focus on listening comprehension and are based on the topics found in Opening Lines 1, a competency-based curriculum for teaching English as a Second Language, originally developed in Thailand for Southeast Asian refugees bound for resettlement in the United States. The rationale, structural content, and format for the formative tests are also explained, as are suggestions for their use. Although originally intended for refugee students, the tests can be used with any student population.


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