Second Language Studies: Acquisition, Learning, Education and Technology

Tokyo, Japan
September 22-24, 2010

Bridging a Gap between L2 Research and Classroom Practice (1): English as a Lingua Franca (ELF) in Asia and Some Assessment Based on Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

Michiko Nakano (1), Eiichiro Tsutsu (2), Yusuke Kondo (3)

(1) Faculty of Education and Integrated Arts and Sciences, Waseda University, Japan
(2) International Center, Hiroshima International University, Japan
(3) Language Education Center, Ritsumeikan University, Japan

Since English has become a lingua franca in the world, English programs need to be based on International standards such as Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). (1) We report validation experiment by can-do self-check survey in relation to the CEFR levels, in order to find out the cut-off scores and ranges of our computer adaptive placement test called Web-based Test of English Communication (WeTEC), using logistic regression analysis. (2) We discuss Oral self-introduction data among Asian users of English based on the CEFR, using the multi-faceted Rasch Model.

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Bibliographic reference.  Nakano, Michiko / Tsutsu, Eiichiro / Kondo, Yusuke (2010): "Bridging a gap between L2 research and classroom practice (1): English as a lingua franca (ELF) in asia and some assessment based on common european framework of reference for languages (CEFR)", In L2WS-2010, paper P1-2.