ELF Certification: Stakeholders' Attitudes and their Perceived Problems

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dc.contributor.advisor Newbold, David John it_IT
dc.contributor.author Faberi, Veronica <1994> it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2020-07-14 it_IT
dc.date.accessioned 2020-09-24T11:55:51Z
dc.date.available 2021-09-27T09:33:31Z
dc.date.issued 2020-07-27 it_IT
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10579/17213
dc.description.abstract This research project investigates the attitudes of possible stakeholders towards a certification of English as a Lingua Franca (ELF). The core of the project is a two-fold study carried out to identify and interview possible stakeholders, with a focus on the Italian context. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used. The first part of the study consisted in a questionnaire administered online to possible test takers (525 participants) that aimed at determining their attitudes towards certifications in general and different aspects of a possible certification of ELF. The second part of the study focused on Italian high-school teachers of English, school directors, and English-medium instruction (EMI) university professors. A total of 31 interviews were conducted online in order to investigate teachers’ perceptions of students’ use of English, as well as their opinions on current international certifications and some aspects of a possible certification of ELF. The interviews were subsequently compared with the results of the questionnaire and inferences about the attitudes of both teachers and students were drawn, which might be of interest to international exam boards aiming at developing a certification of ELF. The present study attempts to heighten the understanding of students’ and teachers’ motivations for participating in an ELF certification, de facto delineating a gap in the current certification system that could be filled by a truly international certification of English. it_IT
dc.language.iso en it_IT
dc.publisher Università Ca' Foscari Venezia it_IT
dc.rights © Veronica Faberi, 2020 it_IT
dc.title ELF Certification: Stakeholders' Attitudes and their Perceived Problems it_IT
dc.title.alternative ELF Certification: Stakeholders’ Attitudes and Their Perceived Problems it_IT
dc.type Master's Degree Thesis it_IT
dc.degree.name Scienze del linguaggio it_IT
dc.degree.level Laurea magistrale it_IT
dc.degree.grantor Dipartimento di Studi Linguistici e Culturali Comparati it_IT
dc.description.academicyear 2019/2020 - Sessione Estiva it_IT
dc.rights.accessrights embargoedAccess it_IT
dc.thesis.matricno 870026 it_IT
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dc.subject.language INGLESE it_IT
dc.provenance.upload Veronica Faberi (870026@stud.unive.it), 2020-07-14 it_IT
dc.provenance.plagiarycheck David John Newbold (newbold@unive.it), 2020-07-27 it_IT

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