Communicative proficiency and linguistic development: by Inge Bartning, Maisa Martin, Ineke Vedder

By Inge Bartning, Maisa Martin, Ineke Vedder

The typical eu Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) has develop into the yardstick for instructing and trying out language talents in Europe and in other places. but little is understood in regards to the relationships among the communicative degrees tested utilizing the can-do statements of the CEFR and the developmental levels of grammatical and lexical improvement defined by means of moment Language Acquisition (SLA) examine. This ebook provides empirical examine by way of contributors of the SLATE community (Second Language Acquisition and trying out in Europe), aimed toward bridging this hole. The reviews care for numerous aim languages, together with Dutch, English, Finnish, French, Italian, Norwegian and Spanish, with grownup, adolescent and baby freshmen in either formal and casual contexts.

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Figure 2 shows how the L2 English and L2 Finnish task performances were rated. The box plots show the arithmetic means of ratings of L2 English and L2 Finnish performances and their variance across the five tasks. 36 Riikka Alanen, Ari Huhta and Mirja Tarnanen Figure 2. The ratings given for L2 English (on the left) and L2 Finnish (on the right) performances across the five tasks (T1-T5); dots represent outliers in the data set. ! B2 ! B2 ! B1 B1 A2 A2 A1 A1 ! ! ! ! T1 T2 T3 T4 L2 English T5 T1 T2 T3 T4 T5 L2 Finnish Figure 3.

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