Search for dissertations about: "speaking tests"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 16 swedish dissertations containing the words speaking tests.

  1. 1. 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

  2. 2. Looking Beyond Scores. A Study of Rater Orientations and Ratings of Speaking

    Author : Linda Borger; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : performance assessment; paired speaking test; rater orientations; rater variability; inter-rater reliability; The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR ; Swedish national tests of English;

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  3. 3. Investigating and Validating Spoken Interactional Competence: Rater Perspectives on a Swedish National Test of English

    Author : Linda Borger; Göteborgs universitet; Göteborgs universitet; Gothenburg University; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; interactional competence; Swedish national test of English; paired speaking test; Common European Framework of Reference for Languages CEFR ; socio-cognitive validation framework;

    Abstract : This thesis aims to explore different aspects of validity evidence from the raters’ perspective in relation to a paired speaking test, part of a high-stakes national test of English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in the Swedish upper secondary school. Three empirical studies were undertaken with the purpose of highlighting (1) the scoring process, (2) the construct underlying the test format, and (3) the setting and test administration. READ MORE

  4. 4. Thoughts in Motion : The Role of Long-Term L1 and Short-Term L2 Experience when Talking and Thinking of Caused Motion

    Author : Guillermo Montero-Melis; Emanuel Bylund; T. Florian Jaeger; Henriëtte Hendriks; Lars Fant; Barbara C. Malt; Stockholms universitet; []
    Keywords : HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; HUMANITIES; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; HUMANIORA; SOCIAL SCIENCES; HUMANITIES; Linguistic relativity; language and thought; conceptualization; thinking for speaking; semantic typology; lexicalization patterns; events; caused motion; bilingualism; second language acquisition; transfer; adaptation; priming; Spanish; Swedish; tvåspråkighet; Bilingualism;

    Abstract : This thesis is about whether language affects thinking. It deals with the linguistic relativity hypothesis, which proposes that the language we speak influences the way we think. This hypothesis is investigated in the domain of caused motion (e.g. READ MORE

  5. 5. 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