Speaking in the Target Language and Impact on Student Outcomes

Sponsored by: Special Operations Forces Language Office, USSOCOM; Prepared by: ALPS Insights Raleigh, NC

Introduction

The Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) is the test of record for the Special Operations Forces (SOF) community. Most branches require SOF personnel to achieve Interagency Language Roundtable (ILR) level 1/1 on the OPI at the end of initial acquisition language training. This document summarizes analyses conducted by ALPS Solutions investigating trends and predictive relationships among instructor and student during-training speaking in the target language and student foreign language proficiency outcomes (e.g., end-of-training OPI results, confidence in performing language tasks).  … Read more by downloading the PDF.

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