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Testing Dutch FL at B1 vs B2: Hulstijn et al 2012

This study examines the associations between the speaking proficiency of 181 adult learners of Dutch as a second language and their linguistic competences. Performance in eight speaking tasks was rated on a scale of communicative adequacy. After extrapolation of these ratings to the Overall Oral Production scale of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) (Council of Europe, 2001), 80 and 30 participants (on average per speaking task) were found to be, respectively, at the B1 and B2 levels of this scale. The following linguistic competences were tapped with non-communicative tasks: productive vocabulary knowledge, productive knowledge of grammar, speed of lexical retrieval, speed of articulation, speed of sentence building, and pronunciation skills. Discriminant analyses showed that all linguistic competences, except speed of articulation, discriminated participants at the two levels of oral production. Subsequent comparisons showed that the distance between B1ers and B2ers was smaller in knowledge of high-frequency words than in knowledge of medium- and low-frequency words. Extrapolation from scores on the vocabulary test yielded estimations of productive vocabularies of, on average, 4000 and 7000 words for B1ers and B2ers, respectively. The grammar test assessed grammatical knowledge in 10 domains. B2ers were found to outperform B1ers on all parts of the test. Thus, the differences in lexical and grammatical knowledge of B1ers and B2ers appear to be a matter of degree, rather than a matter of category or domain. The paper ends with a research agenda for a linguistic underpinning of the CEFR.
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Grammaring – A guide to English grammar

Grammaring – A guide to English grammar | TELT | Scoop.it
"What is Grammaring.com?

Aimed at learners, students and teachers alike, Grammaring.com is a resource portal for people interested in English grammar. The current version is intended for those who are at least at an advanced level of proficiency in English (B2 level or above).

How are the topics organised?

At Grammaring.com English grammar is broken down to its finest details, with even the smallest grammatical items and simplest structures displayed on separate pages. The pages are categorised by topic and shown in a traditional tree structure, and at the same time tagged with grammar and vocabulary terms. If there is a direct relationship between items on different pages, the relevant pages are also connected by links. These can be found under the Related topics and Topics with similar tags sections below the main content on each page. This way, instead of discussing grammar topics individually, we are able to show you how various aspects of grammar are related to each other within the system of English grammar as a whole.

Who created Grammaring.com?

The content of this site was created by Tibor Borbás and Péter Simon, assistant lecturers at the English Department of the University of Szeged, Juhász Gyula Teacher Training College, and instructors at TANSZÉK Angol Nyelviskola in Szeged, Hungary."
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Certif'Langues: distance learning modules

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Annick Rivens Mompean : cours en ligne en allemand, anglais, espagnol et français langue étrangère

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Levels B1 and 2 in preparation for university certification in foreign languages

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DNL's curator insight, February 13, 2015 3:20 AM

Unfortunately Dutch is not included!