Researching EFL learners’ proficiency through the Yes/No vocabulary test

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Abstract
The Swansea Levels Test was administered to 33 university EFL students and 12 primary school learners of English. We also analysed their performance in a comprehension task and an elicited production task involving passive constructions and unaccusative verbs. Some subjects scored high in the vocabulary test and in the tasks, while others revealed an inverse relation between vocabulary knowledge and task performance. This paper presents the pros and cons of this vocabulary test to predict second language proficiency.

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Monteserin_Zinkgraf_FAAPI2009.pdf

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Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Profesores de Inglés. FAAPI

Date

2009

Bibliographic Citation

Monteserin, A., & Zinkgraf, M. (2009). Researching EFL learners’ proficiency through the Yes/No Vocabulary Test. En XXXIV FAAPI Conference Proceedings. Buenos Aires: Federación Argentina de Asociaciones de Profesores de Inglés-FAAPI.

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8 p.

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XXXIV FAAPI Conference Proceedings

Date Created

2009

Nombre de la Reunión

XXXIV FAAPI Conference. Teachers in action. Making the latest trend work in the classroom. 24, 25, 26 September 2009.

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Buenos Aires