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Educational Linguistics

Assessing Young Learners of English: Global and Local Perspectives

Editors: Nikolov, Marianne (Ed.)

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  • Offers need to know information on realistic goals for early language learning programs, their efficiency, and how much progress children make over time​
  • Empirical studies on test design, development, and validation for early English learning
  • Covers international, national, and small-scale tests and innovations in testing English as a Foreign language for students aged 6 to 13 in European and Asian contexts  
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This volume documents international, national, and small-scale testing and assessment projects of English language education for young learners, across a range of educational contexts. It covers three main areas: age-appropriate ‘can do statements’ and task types for teaching and testing learners between the ages of 6 to 13; innovative approaches to self-assessment, diagnostic testing, self- perception, and computer-based testing; and findings on how young learners perform on vocabulary, listening, speaking, pronunciation, and reading comprehension tests in European and Asian contexts.

Early language learning has become a major trend in English language education around the globe. As a result of the spread of teaching English to a growing number of young children, assessment of and for learning have emerged as key issues. In line with this development, there is a clear and emerging need to make early language programs accountable and to assess both the progress children make over time and to quantify their achievement at various stages of development. This volume informs stakeholders about the realistic goals of early language learning, their efficiency, and how much progress children make over time.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

Table of contents (13 chapters)
  • Trends, Issues, and Challenges in Assessing Young Language Learners

    Pages 1-17

    Nikolov, Marianne

  • Do Developments in Assessment Represent the ‘Coming of Age’ of Young Learners English Language Teaching Initiatives? The International Picture

    Pages 19-41

    Rixon, Shelagh

  • The “Global Scale of English Learning Objectives for Young Learners”: A CEFR-Based Inventory of Descriptors

    Pages 43-64

    Benigno, Veronica (et al.)

  • A Framework for Young EFL Learners’ Diagnostic Assessment: ‘Can Do Statements’ and Task Types

    Pages 65-92

    Nikolov, Marianne

  • Examining Content Representativeness of a Young Learner Language Assessment: EFL Teachers’ Perspectives

    Pages 93-107

    Hsieh, Ching-Ni

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Hardcover $149.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Assessing Young Learners of English: Global and Local Perspectives
Editors
  • Marianne Nikolov
Series Title
Educational Linguistics
Series Volume
25
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-22422-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-22422-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-22421-3
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36159-8
Series ISSN
1572-0292
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 338
Number of Illustrations
48 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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