Assessing Young Learners of English: Global and Local Perspectives

  • Marianne Nikolov

Part of the Educational Linguistics book series (EDUL, volume 25)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Magdalena Szpotowicz, Dorota E. Campfield
    Pages 109-137

About this book


This volume documents international, national, and small-scale testing and assessment projects of English language education for young learners, across a range of educational contexts. It covers three main areas: age-appropriate ‘can do statements’ and task types for teaching and testing learners between the ages of 6 to 13;  innovative approaches to self-assessment, diagnostic testing, self- perception, and computer-based testing; and findings on how young learners perform on vocabulary, listening, speaking, pronunciation, and reading comprehension tests in European and Asian contexts.

Early language learning has become a major trend in English language education around the globe. As a result of the spread of teaching English to a growing number of young children, assessment of and for learning have emerged as key issues. In line with this development, there is a clear and emerging need to make early language programs accountable and to assess both the progress children make over time and to quantify their achievement at various stages of development. This volume informs stakeholders about the realistic goals of early language learning, their efficiency, and how much progress children make over time.


English language pedagogy and testing English reading comprehension tests Language testing in Europe TESOL TEFL programs for young learners age-appropriate can do statements assessment of young language learners computer-based language testing diagnostic testing early language learning early learners of English as a foreign language empirical studies on teaching and testing EFL empirical studies on young EFL learners goals of early English language teaching language testing in Asian context national testing projects for young language learners reading comprehension tests self-assessment of language learners test development and validation for early english vocabulary testing

Editors and affiliations

  • Marianne Nikolov
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of English Applied LinguisticsUniversity of PécsPécsHungary

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22421-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22422-0
  • Series Print ISSN 1572-0292
  • Series Online ISSN 2215-1656
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