Placement tests: Piloting and Linking C-Tests to the CEFR
Partners: YUFE / SZHB (University of Bremen) and LaPlace e.V.
The University of Bremen is part of YUFE (Young Universities for the Future of Europe), a network of European Universities and external partners. Their aim is the development of an inclusive, student-centred European University (for more information on YUFE see: https://yufe.eu/). Promoting multilingualism is a key feature of YUFE, and (virtual) language classes are to be a vital component of the YUFE study programs. In this context, a quick, easy and free-of-charge placement procedure is a desirable asset for students, language teachers and course managers alike.
Within this project, we work on expanding, piloting and calibrating an existing C-test battery which has been developed by language testing experts from LaPlace, an NGO working in the field of education (for more information on LaPlace see https://laplace.ngo/)
The overall aim of the project is to provide both cooperation partners, namely the YUFE and the LaPlace network, with a ready-to-go, free-of-charge online placement test which informs test takers and / or language teachers about the test taker’s (rough) CEFR-level. The tests are used within low-stakes-contexts only, the main purpose being language class placement. Test takers will be students (mainly YUFE) and / or displaced persons (mainly LaPlace).