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Study of French as a Foreign Language 1970

The Study of French as a Foreign Language is part of the Six Subject Study 1970. The study investigated factors associated with the learning of French as a foreign language. Tests were developed to assess performance in reading, listening, speaking and writing. Two types of writing tests were used. The first could be reliably scored, being of an objective or quasi-objective nature. The second involved directed composition. The data were collected in 1971.

Target Population

This was 14-year-old students and students in the final grade of the secondary school.

Participating Educational Systems

Chile, England, Netherlands, New Zealand, Romania, Scotland, Sweden, United States. Please note that most but not all countries participated in all studies.
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