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Teaching, Testing and Assessment; an Interrelation of English as a Foreign Language - The Swedish National Test of English
Halmstad University, School of Humanities (HUM).
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study was to investigate the interrelation between teaching, testing and assessment of English as a foreign language in the Swedish school system. The focus is on the Swedish National test of English, and teaching and assessment of English in Swedish schools. A comparison with the Cambridge testing system is part of the study which has given rise to questions regarding the validity and reliability of the Swedish National test of English.

The study was carried out through qualitative questionnaires and interviews aimed at 5 English teachers working within the Swedish School system. The findings of the primary data suggest that the test is, with the exception of its marking procedures, regarded highly by the interviewees. The results of the interviews and questionnaires also suggest that the common factor between teaching, testing and assessment of EFL (English as a Foreign Language) in the Swedish school system appears to be the syllabus and, thus, indirectly, the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 67 p.
Keyword [en]
teaching, testing, assessment, validity, reliability, the Swedish National test of English, the Cambridge ESOL, examinations, Common European Framework of Reference, English as a foreign language
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Humanities Specific Languages
URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-19353OAI: diva2:547310
Subject / course
Humanities, Theology
Available from: 2012-11-16 Created: 2012-08-27 Last updated: 2012-11-16Bibliographically approved

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