An Interactive Video Program: TOPIC (Training for Oral Proficiency Interviewing Competence)
Issue: Vol 6 No. 3 (1988)
Journal: CALICO Journal
This article discusses the development and production of the interactive video refresher training program "TOPIC' (Training for Oral Proficiency Interviewing Competence). The oral proficiency interview is a face- to-face test of a candidate's speaking proficiency. TOPIC teaches interviewing and evaluation skills to oral proficiency testers.
Under computer control, this interactive video program provides the user with videotaped sample interviews in German, simulation-type activities, and explanations for remedial purposes.
The program can be used as a prototype for the development of refresher training programs in other languages. Authoring was done in CDS/Genesis. TOPIC runs on the Sony View System.
Author: Gaby West