Essays about: "language proficiency."

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  1. 1. Teaching English 5 to Swedish vocational students : student attitudes, motivation and adaptation of teaching

    University essay from Linnéuniversitetet/Institutionen för språk (SPR)

    Author : Kristoffer Keinvall; [2019]
    Keywords : Adaptation; attitudes; English; motivation; second language learning; vocationally oriented teaching; vocational programs;

    Abstract : There has been research that suggests that an anti-studying culture is present in vocational programs in Sweden (Högberg 2009), and that teachers need to adapt their teaching to the students’ vocational interests in order to create an interest in learning (Lindahl 2015; Riley & Eriksson 2014; Smagorinsky et al. 2010). READ MORE

  2. 2. The Effect of Language Proficiency on Immigrants' Labour Earnings

    University essay from Handelshögskolan i Stockholm/Institutionen för nationalekonomi

    Author : Andreas Andersson; Henrik Hällerfors; [2019]
    Keywords : Earnings; Immigration; Refugee; Language; Human Capital;

    Abstract : This study examines the returns to language proficiency for immigrants in Germany. It uses self-reported language proficiency as a proxy for the objective skill level. Estimating the effect is complex and it is likely to be biased due to several factors, such as unobserved heterogeneity, measurement errors, and reverse causality. READ MORE

  3. 3. Vocabulary Acquisition Based on Nation’s Criteria for Knowing a Word, with a Focus on Proficiency and Frequency : A Study on Incidental Vocabulary Acquisition through Reading and the Role of Surrounding Factors

    University essay from Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation; Linköpings universitet/Institutionen för kultur och kommunikation

    Author : Tina Erlandsson; Sara Gutierrez Wallgren; [2019]
    Keywords : Incidental vocabulary acquisition; criteria for knowing a word; proficiency level; word frequency; passive vocabulary; controlled active vocabulary; active vocabulary;

    Abstract : Several studies have been made in the field of second language acquisition (SLA) regarding incidental vocabulary acquisition through reading. However, the majority have focused on the meaning of a word to measure complete acquisition. READ MORE

  4. 4. Beating about the bush: written production and comprehension of L2 idioms

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Allmän språkvetenskap

    Author : Lina Palm; [2019]
    Keywords : figurative meaning; idiom; keystroke logging; language transfer; literal meaning; phraseology; second language acquisition; second language learning; translation; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : A study on the online process of producing idioms in writing and how second language learners manage the production and comprehension of idioms may provide a useful and comprehensive investigation of the production, comprehension and acquisition of language. The study in this paper investigated how Swedish (L1) second language learners of English (L2) produce and comprehend written idioms in the L2. READ MORE

  5. 5. “Two brains are often better than one, probably”: Adult ESL learners’ paired and individual lexical inferencing task performances, in relation to L2 proficiency

    University essay from Lunds universitet/Masterprogram: Språk och språkvetenskap

    Author : Elin Nylander; [2019]
    Keywords : Lexical inferencing; L2 proficiency; task-based language learning; collaboration; sociocultural theory; dyadic patterns of interaction; Languages and Literatures;

    Abstract : This research concerns lexical inferencing (LI), i.e., the ability to infer the meaning of unknown words in a running text (Haastrup, 1991). Despite its advantages, there is little research on LI as a collaborative effort. READ MORE