Search for dissertations about: "language testing and assessment"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 11 swedish dissertations containing the words language testing and assessment.

  1. 1. Constructions of Language Competence : Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Assessing Second Language Interactions in Basic Adult Education

    Author : Maria Rydell; Catrin Norrby; Gunlög Sundberg; Caroline Kerfoot; Tim McNamara; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; constructions of language competence; language ideologies; migration; language testing and assessment; Swedish as a second language; embodied interaction; lived experience of language; adult education; sociolinguistics; linguistic anthropology; nordiska språk; Scandinavian Languages;

    Abstract : The current thesis is concerned with constructions and perceptions of what it means to be ‘a competent language user’ in the context of a language programme in basic Swedish called Swedish for Immigrants (SFI). A particular focus is given to the testing and assessment of oral interaction. READ MORE

  2. 2. Swedish School-leaving Students' Oral Proficiency in English : Grading of Production and Analysis of Performance

    Author : Stellan Sundh; Merja Kytö; Torsten Lindblad; Sauli Takala; Uppsala universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Linguistics; second language learning; oral testing; rating criteria; oral proficiency; grading spoken English; student production; validity; reliability; 19-year-old Swedish learners; Lingvistik; Linguistics; Lingvistik; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : This study deals with the testing and grading of Swedish school leaving students’ oral proficiency in English, and with certain aspects of these students’ linguistic competence. The analyses and results are based on material drawn from an assessment project carried out at Gothenburg University in 1993. READ MORE

  3. 3. Self-Assessment of Writing in Learning English as a Foreign Language. A Study at the Upper Secondary School Level

    Author : Anne Dragemark Oscarson; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; self-assessment; assessment; language education; EFL; writing; lifelong learning; feedback;

    Abstract : The main aim of this study is to explore the role of self-assessment in EFL learning in developing lifelong language learning skills and in furthering the development of more comprehensive and thereby fairer assessment practices. The study explores how upper secondary school students perceived their own general and specific writing abilities in relation to syllabus goals and whether these perceptions are affected by self-assessment practices. READ MORE

  4. 4. Using Virtual Reality for Participatory Design and Brain Injury Rehabilitation

    Author : Roy Davies; Ergonomi och aerosolteknologi; []
    Keywords : TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; pollution control; Environmental technology; Data- och systemvetenskap; computer technology; Systems engineering; Case Studies; Brain Injury Rehabilitation; Participatory Design; Virtual Reality; Usability; Applications; Miljöteknik; kontroll av utsläpp; Physical medicine; kinesitherapy; revalidation; rehabilitation; Rehabilitering medicinsk och social ;

    Abstract : In this thesis, the usability of Virtual Reality (VR) has been investigated and developed within two applications: participatory design of workplaces and brain injury rehabilitation. In the first application, VR is used in combination with full scale modelling, drama and democratic meetings in an Envisionment Workshop. READ MORE

  5. 5. Speech, voice, language and cognition in individuals with spinocerebellar ataxia (SCA)

    Author : Ellika Schalling; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP;

    Abstract : Spinocerebellar ataxias (SCA) constitute a group of genetically defined hereditary, degenerative, progressive diseases affecting the cerebellum and its connections. Few previous investigations have focused on how SCA affects different aspects of communication. READ MORE