Friday, December 28, 2012

Applied Linguistics Exam: Third Year - May, 2009


Alexandria University                      May, 2009
Faculty of Education                        Third Year
Department of English                     2 Hours

Answer ALL of the following question

I. Fill in the spaces:

1) Search engines work in two ways:
a- ...............................................
b- ...............................................
2) There are six criteria for web site evaluation, which are:
...............................................,...............................................,..............................................,...............................................,...............................................,..............................................
3) There are five reasons for using the Internet for English teaching:-
...............................................,...............................................,..............................................,...............................................,...............................................
4) What question type is most appropriate for assessing the highest of Bloom's levels, evaluation?
...............................................
5) To be tolerant of ambiguity is to........................................................
6) Two ways help in identifying the difference between a mistake and an error, which are:
..............................................., ............................................... 
7) In order to deal with errors, teachers should ............................................... and ............................................... 
8) An example of an exam which is invalid is ...............................................

II. Write short notes (6 sentences max. ) on each of the following pairs
a- field dependent and field-independent
b- reflective students and impulsive students
III. Scenario: You are teaching an introductory course in American History, and you need to create a mid-term exam covering the period of the Civil War. You have decided on a mix of open and closed-ended questions. Choose for the following content knowledge the most appropriate question type (For example, essay, True/False, matching, and short-answer). Write the answer next to the letter.

  • a) The Confederate and Union states.
  • b) The dates and places of key battles.
  • c) Assessment of the role of tariffs in the buildup of tension between the North and South.
  • d) Students' own concise definitions of sectionalism.
  • e) Students’ recall of the basic details of Harper's Ferry (who, what, when).
IV. Explain how you can make use of one of the asynchronous communication techniques which you have studied in teaching generally. Exemplify your answer, explaining the reasons behind your choice of such technique. (Paragraph form)
    V. Design a topic-based project, explaining how you will carry it out, specifying your goal and audience. (Paragraph form)
      VI. Analyse the errors in the following sentences, specifying their types and classifications in detail.
      • 1) He catched the thief.
      • 2) The education is important for everybody.
      • 3) I'll still here for a long time.
      • 4) He is a knotted person.
      • 5) You are like honey. I love your jokes.