Saturday, May 1, 2010

USEFUL ECCE LINKS

The official ECCE webpage (explanation of all sections)

The format

The writing rating scale

The speaking rating scale

Speaking questions

All ECCE posts on this blog

About ECCE on the Hellenic American Union site

Online tests offered by HAU upon registering

A complete test offered by HAU

ECCE Writing Assessment by HAU:
detailed explanation of scoring criteria

Reflections on ECCE for teachers

Grammar test on Exam English

Grammar test on WiZiQ


Format of the ECCE

The ECCE is a test of general language competency in a variety of contexts. The four-component skills of listening, reading, writing, and speaking are evaluated through a combination of tasks.
SectionTimeDescriptionNumber of Items
Speaking15 minutesTest takers participate in a structured, multistage task with one examiner.4 stages
Listening30 minutesPart 1 (multiple choice)
A short recorded conversation is followed by a question. Answer choices are shown as pictures. 
30
Part 2 (multiple choice)
Short talks delivered by single speakers on different topics, followed by 4 to 6 questions each.
20
Grammar
Vocabulary
Reading
90 minutesGrammar (multiple choice)
An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one choice is grammatically correct.
35
Vocabulary (multiple choice)
An incomplete sentence is followed by a choice of words or phrases to complete it. Only one word has the correct meaning in that context.
35
Reading (multiple choice)
Part 1: A short reading passage is followed by comprehension questions.
Part 2: Two sets of four short texts related to each other by topic are followed by 10 questions each.
30
Writing30 minutesThe test taker reads a short excerpt from a newspaper article and then writes a letter or essay giving an opinion about a situation or issue.1 task
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