Die Kijk- en Luistertoetsen und der Gemeinsame Europäische Referenzrahmen: Über linguistische Komplexität in den deutschen Kijk- en Luistertoetsen des niederländischen Testinstituts Cito und deren Kopplung an den Gemeinsamen Europäischen Referenzrahmen (GER)
In this thesis the German tests for listening comprehension in Dutch high schools (Kijk- en Luistertoetsen) as designed by the well-known Dutch institute for testing Cito are connected to the Common European Framework of References for Languages (CEFR). In order to provide a more quantitative background to the rather abstract qualitative measuring terms of the Can-do-statements, four possible factors for higher complexity of language use in those tests have been analyzed: the average length of words and sentences, the percentage of selected conjunctions in a sentence and the average speech rate per audio/video fragment. The results have been compared to data from similar listening tests as designed by the Goethe-Institut. This thesis offers an experimental, new perspective regarding research on the CEFR.
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