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Ilustracja jako narzędzie w materiałach testujących znajomość języka angielskiego u dzieci
The Changing Fates of Educational Innovations on the Example of the CEFR

Author(s): Maria Stec
Subject(s): Language studies, Language and Literature Studies, Theoretical Linguistics, Philology
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Śląskiego
Keywords: illustration; testing; children; English language teaching
Summary/Abstract: Testing the knowledge of foreign languages and establishing levels of proficiencyhad been a subject of debate in Europe since the 1970s., and the final resolution was enactedin the 1990s. The following article presents preliminary research on illustrations as tools fortesting the knowledge of foreign languages at the elementary level. The aim of the research isto arrive at a comprehensive characteristic of the illustrations used in testing the knowledge ofEnglish in children. The project has been founded upon three research questions: 1) What isthe character of the illustrations used in testing the knowledge of English in children?; 2) What is the subject matter of those illustrations?; 3) What functions do those illustrations perform in testing language abilities in children? The article, which constitutes just a small part of a much broader research project, constitutes an analysis of selected tests used to assess the knowledge of English in children. Data used for the analysis was collected in the course of evaluation, on the basis of universal criteria, visual methodology criteria, and content criteria.The project expects that the results of the research will aid not only the testing process, but also the process of preparing testing materials for that age group.

  • Page Range: 27-41
  • Page Count: 15
  • Publication Year: 2016
  • Language: Polish