Essays about: "communicative competence"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 58 essays containing the words communicative competence.

  1. 1. Summative assessment of oral language proficiency : Four Swedish EFL teachers’ views on communicative competence, grading criteria and strategy use

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för didaktik och lärares praktik (DLP)

    Author : Malin Schultz; [2020]
    Keywords : oral fluency; oral interaction; knowledge requirements; grading; threshold levels; interviews; grounded theory; Swedish upper secondary school; syllabus for English;

    Abstract : Assessment is one of the major struggles for EFL teachers, not least oral proficiency assessment. Considering the great influence of communicative competence on today’s EFL classroom, oral language proficiency is a common source of assessment. However, it is also difficult to assess, and grading criteria are not always easy to interpret. READ MORE

  2. 2. Exploring upper-secondary EFL students’ willingness to communicate in a Swedish context : An empirical study on Swedish students’ reported attitudes on oral communication in the English classroom

    University essay from Högskolan Dalarna/Engelska

    Author : Elias Bengtsson; [2020]
    Keywords : EFL- ESL- English as a second language; Willingness to Communicate WTC ; Student attitudes; Extramural English EE ; Oral Interaction; L2 Communication;

    Abstract : Oral communication is a central aspect of language learning in EFL-classrooms all over the world. Therefore, problems arise when students are passive, or unwilling to communicate and participate. The aim of this study is to investigate what factors impact Swedish upper secondary students’ willingness to communicate using self-reported data. READ MORE

  3. 3. Conception versus Reality : A Case Study of SFI-teachers’ Codeswitching into English

    University essay from Stockholms universitet/Engelska institutionen

    Author : Lemon Torsten; [2020]
    Keywords : Codeswitching; Code-Switching; Code Switching; Communicative Language Teaching; Foreign Language Teaching; Teaching Approaches; Teaching Beliefs; Teaching Strategies; Teaching Philosophies; Swedish for Immigrants.;

    Abstract : The fact that people tend to alternate between languages for various communicative purposes seems to increasingly interest researchers all over the world. Thus, the linguistic phenomenon of codeswitching has been given more academic attention in recent years than ever before. READ MORE

  4. 4. Grammar in English as a Foreign Language Workbooks : A Mixed Methods Analysis of Grammar Tasks in Year 8 Workbooks published in Sweden

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för didaktik och lärares praktik (DLP)

    Author : Stephanie Smeds; [2020]
    Keywords : EFL teaching; grammatical competence; communicative language teaching; EFL workbooks;

    Abstract : This study investigates how grammar is presented in some commonly used EFL workbooks aimed at teachers teaching year 8 students in Swedish comprehensive school. Six workbooks are examined: the Awesome 8 Activity Book, the Good Stuff Gold C Workbook Year 8, the Wings 8 Workbook, the Happy Year 8 Workbook, and the Sparks 8 Workbook. READ MORE

  5. 5. An Investigation of the Cultural Content in English Instructional Materials Used in Sweden’s Secondary Education

    University essay from Malmö universitet/Lärande och samhälle

    Author : William Wickersham; [2020]
    Keywords : Cultural Content Analysis; power relations; socialization; international communicative competence; surface culture; deep culture; nationalism;

    Abstract : This thesis is a two-pronged analysis of the cultural content in two instructional materials series presently meant for use in the English language instruction in Swedish secondary education, and it integrates an examination of surface and deep cultural content with an ideology analysis focused on the representation of nations and the international world. The driving impetus of this thesis is an interest in the representation of culture meeting the students in their instruction. READ MORE