Mind The Gap: Disjoints in NZCEL Provision

Shovelton, Meg and Tupou, Maria (2016) Mind The Gap: Disjoints in NZCEL Provision. CLESOL 2016, Hamilton New Zealand, 14th-17th July 2016.

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The New Zealand Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) aim to standardize programmes across education providers. They cover Levels 1F-5 (CEFR low A1-C1), with academic, workplace and/or professional qualifiers from Levels 3-5. After two years of provision, there is significant concern about the gap between L3 (CEFR B1 exit) and L4 (CEFR B2 exit), with many providers favouring increased hours for L3. This presentation explores the gap between the two levels and the success or failure of approaches and materials designed to bridge it. A series of focus groups were held, involving current providers, which identified specific weaknesses in the skills and knowledge-base of L3 learners on exit. The groups also explored the effectiveness of teaching approaches designed to bridge these gaps. Contributions from FG discussions inform the presentation, including a description of typical student profiles at each level and anecdotal evidence to support a suggested increase in learning hours for L3 participants. Tertiary, Paper, NZCEL, NCEA, unit standards Saturday 16

Item Type:Paper presented at a conference, workshop, or other event which was not published in the proceedings
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
P Language and Literature > PE English
ID Code:4478
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