Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2497914
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Cristin-prosjekt-ID: 2497914
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Prosjekt

IMPECT - Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants with Poor Education and the Consequences of Migration Tests

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ved Høgskulen på Vestlandet

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Start: 17. desember 2020 Slutt: 31. desember 2025

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IMPECT - Linguistic Integration of Adult Migrants with Poor Education and the Consequences of Migration Tests

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Primary and secondary objectives of the project​

The primary objective of the IMPECT project is to investigate the consequences of obligatory migration tests on low literate adult migrants’ (LESLLA-learners) language learning and linguistic integration. This overall objective will be reached through the following subsidiary objectives: 1) To evaluate the validity, ethics and justice of language tests for migration purposes and the suitability of the dominating validation framework 2) To identify the background variables that explain most of the test score variance and which of the requirements (language or KoS tests) represents the biggest barrier for LESLLA-learners 3) To map the impact of migration tests on LESLLA learners in Europe and develop an index of linguistic requirements 4) To explore the relation between requirements, investment, L2-learning and social context of LESLLA learners 5) To provide guidelines for LESLLA responsible research methodology and dissemination practices

 

Project summary

In January 2017 Norway followed the lead of other European countries in introducing obligatory language and knowledge of society (KoS) tests for adult migrants applying for residency and citizenship (hereafter migration tests). A claim that formal requirements increase migrants’ motivation for language learning and lead to integration is typically used to justify the introduction of such tests, yet there is little empirical evidence supporting this claim. Despite the widespread use of migration tests in Europe today, we still know little about the consequences of such tests on those subject to them, especially on migrants with little prior schooling and low levels of literacy for whom the requirements represent a considerable barrier. IMPECT’s overarching objective is therefore to address this gap in research by investigating the consequences of migration tests on low literate adult migrants in general and their motivation for language learning, in particular. Our focus on LESLLA learners in the larger socio-political learning context responds to a call for research in the fields of language testing and second language acquisition (SLA) alike. IMPECT aims to identify obstacles to the advancement of LESLLA learners’ language learning and integration. The results will be of direct relevance to LESLLA populations of Norway and Europe and provide an improved research-base for both policy makers, language test developers and educational practitioners. IMPECT applies the transdisciplinary multi-level framework of the Douglas Fir Group (DFG, 2016) and a mixed-methods research design, structured in five WPs, which in sum provide new knowledge into LESLLA learners’ language learning and test performance and the consequences of migration tests on this understudied population’s motivation for and investment in language learning and integration.

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Cecilie Hamnes Carlsen

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Marte Nordanger

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Ricky van Oers

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