ERIC Number: EJ1198961
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
Reading Approach and Strategy Use across Languages in an Assessment Context: Does One-Size Fit All?
Language Learning Journal, v47 n1 p34-48 2019
This paper explores the approaches and strategies used by secondary school learners of different languages in England completing Asset Languages reading tasks at levels A1 and A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). Assessments across languages at the same level of proficiency were designed to a common specification and at comparable levels of functional difficulty following the CEFR. However, as the majority of research in this area has focused on learners of English, little is known about the impact of having a common framework on learners of non-European languages. Does one-size fit all? Findings from think-aloud protocols reveal that different approaches and strategies were used by learners of different languages. In particular, the study shows the impact of learning a new writing system and the variation in ability of community language learners, highlighting limitations in adopting a framework designed for 'typical' foreign language learners for learners of all languages.
Descriptors: Reading Strategies, Secondary School Students, Second Language Learning, Second Language Instruction, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Rating Scales, Language Tests, Language Proficiency, Protocol Analysis, Learning Strategies, Student Attitudes, Language Classification, Heritage Education, Teaching Methods, Reading Processes, Native Language, German, Japanese, English, Case Studies, Metacognition, Urdu, Textbooks
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England); Europe