Search for dissertations about: "reading proficiency"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 10 swedish dissertations containing the words reading proficiency.

  1. 1. Teaching the reading experience : upper secondary teachers’ perspectives on aesthetic aspects of literature teaching

    Author : Spoke Wintersparv; Kirk P. H. Sullivan; Maria Lindgren Leavenworth; John Gordon; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; teaching; literature teaching; reading; fiction; written fiction; aesthetics; the Reading Experience; pedagogiskt arbete; educational work;

    Abstract : Written fiction is a cornerstone in upper secondary Swedish first language (L1) studies. However, in a time when international assessments in education create and maintain a focus on measurability, non-measurable aspects of literature teaching might not be given the same attention in the literature classroom. READ MORE

  2. 2. Advanced Second-Language Reading and Vocabulary Learning in the Parallel-Language University

    Author : Špela Mežek; Philip Shaw; Diane Pecorari; Jim Coleman; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; advanced second-language reading; biliteracy; content courses; English textbooks; higher education; incidental vocabulary learning; parallel-language courses; reading to learn; Sweden; English; engelska;

    Abstract : Due to the internationalisation of higher education, the use of English at higher education institutions has become widespread. Today an increasing number of students participate in courses with the local language as medium of instruction but with textbooks in English. READ MORE

  3. 3. Extramural English Matters : Out-of-School English and Its Impact on Swedish Ninth Graders' Oral Proficiency and Vocabulary

    Author : Pia Sundqvist; Solveig Granath; Hugo Wikström; June Miliander; Magnus Ljung; Karlstads universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; Extramural English; out-of-school learning; implicit learning; learner language; oral proficiency; oral fluency; second language acquisition; second language learning; ESL; EFL; vocabulary acquisition; assessment; speaking tests; language diary; motivation; self-efficacy; anxiety; speech; oral communication; core vocabulary; peripheral vocabulary; English language; Engelska språket; English; Engelska;

    Abstract : The present study examines possible effects of extramural English (EE) on oral proficiency (OP) and vocabulary (VOC). The study is based on data collected from Swedish learners of ESL in grade 9 (aged 15-16; N=80; 36 boys, 44 girls) over a period of one year. READ MORE

  4. 4. Re-establishing reading skills of elderly low vision patients : studies on Swedish low vision clinic clients

    Author : Örjan Bäckman; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; Karolinska Institutet; []
    Keywords : MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES; MEDICIN OCH HÄLSOVETENSKAP; elderly patients; low vision clinic; reading proficiency; cognitive capacity; low vision reading training; low vision rehabilitation; quality of life;

    Abstract : This thesis is based on the project "Reading skills, reading training and technology for the visually handicapped - Prospects for the 1990s," carried out at the Department of Educational Research of the Stockholm Institute of Education 1988-1993. All data were collected in connection with this project. READ MORE

  5. 5. Dyslexics' phonological processing in relation to speech perception

    Author : Michael Gruber; Åke Olofsson; Peter Juslin; Maria Mody; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Psychology; Dyslexia; speech perception; phonological representations; reading acquisition; sine wave speech; phonological deficit hypothesis; phonological awareness; phonological processing; orthographic processing; Psykologi; Psychology; Psykologi; Psychology; psykologi;

    Abstract : The general aim of this thesis was to investigate phonological processing skills in dyslexic children and adults and their relation to speech perception. Dyslexia can be studied at various levels: at a biological, cognitive and an environmental level. This thesis mainly looks at environmental and cognitive factors. READ MORE