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Book: Assessing the Language of Young Learners

Chapter: Testing Writing

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.30084


In this chapter, a model of L2 writing is presented, introducing the processes and the knowledge involved in writing, as well as the criteria for assessing writing, including some CEFR-linked descriptors. This is followed by a practical consideration of tasks and the testing of L2 writing at different ages/levels.

Chapter Contributors

  • Angela Hasselgreen ( - ahasselgreen) 'University of Bergen'
  • Gwendydd Caudwell ( - gcaudwell) 'British Council'