Linguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic competence as criteria in assessing vocational language skills: the case of Finland

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dc.contributor.author Härmälä, Marita
dc.date.accessioned 2011-09-14T10:25:30Z
dc.date.available 2011-09-14T10:25:30Z
dc.date.issued 2010
dc.identifier.citation Härmälä, M. (2010). Linguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic competence as criteria in assessing vocational language skills: the case of Finland. Melbourne Papers in Language Testing, 15(2)
dc.identifier.issn 1327-0311
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/36685
dc.description.abstract The content of the assessment criteria used in assessing vocationally oriented language competence in the Finnish Competency-Based Qualifications was examined. The data consisted of the National Core Curricula, eight education providers’ assessment criteria used in rating performances in the Qualification of Business and Administration, and thematic interviews conducted with 12 language teachers and four workplace experts. The data were analysed qualitatively. The results showed that on the lower levels of language competence, sociolinguistic and pragmatic competences were considered important in compensating for lacking linguistic competence. The findings will be useful in further defining the content of professional language competence for teaching purposes, and, in particular, in designing workplace oriented assessment criteria. fi
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher University of Melbourne
dc.relation.ispartof Melbourne Papers in Language Testing (MPLT)
dc.relation.uri http://ltrc.unimelb.edu.au/mplt/index.html
dc.rights © The University of Melbourne
dc.subject.other vocational language en
dc.subject.other sociolinguistic competence en
dc.subject.other pragmatic competence en
dc.subject.other ammatillinen kielitaito fi
dc.subject.other sosiolingvistinen kompetenssi fi
dc.subject.other pragmaattinen kompetenssi fi
dc.title Linguistic, sociolinguistic, and pragmatic competence as criteria in assessing vocational language skills: the case of Finland
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:jyu-2011091411399
dc.subject.kota 612
dc.contributor.laitos Soveltavan kielentutkimuksen keskus fi
dc.contributor.laitos Centre for Applied Language Studies en
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eprint.status http://purl.org/eprint/type/status/PeerReviewed

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