Identification of Linguistic Features Underlying the CEF Levels for Academic Writing

  • R.L. Present-Thomas (Speaker)
  • H.H.G. Weltens (Speaker)
  • J.H.A.L. de Jong (Speaker)

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    Despite its increasing influence on institutional and even governmental policy, the Common European Framework of Reference (CEF) is currently lacking in comprehensive description of proficiency in academic writing, especially with regard to the higher levels. This paper reports on non-native English written data collected from 129 incoming university students at a Dutch university. Linguistic characteristics of the data will be compared against existing CEF scales related to writing proficiency and student self-assessments. Finally, implications for the development and assessment of academic writing skills will be discussed.
    Period27 Oct 2011
    Event titleWriting Assessment in Higher Education (WAsHE)
    Event typeLecture