1. You can enlarge the whole site (character size and with) by using the browser function to change characters size.

2. To your right it is possible to change the character size, font, spacing, characters and letters as well as adjust the colours. This will have consequences for the appearance of the whole website design. It will effect all pages at the University  of Gothenburg's website. The changes will remain the next time you log in. (To save your changes the browser must allow cookies.)

*Changes has been made to the look of this website

  • Home
  • Developing an adaptive diagnostic vocabulary/grammar test for Swedish (2016)

Developing an adaptive diagnostic vocabulary/grammar test for Swedish (2016)

Developing an adaptive diagnostic vocabulary/grammar test for Swedish


Implement an adaptive diagnostic test for vocabulary and/or grammar for Swedish, based on Second Language Acquisition (SLA) research and frequency statistics available from the COCTAILL corpus.


The currently developed application Lärka,, is intended for computer-assisted language learning of L2 Swedish. Lärka generates a number of exercises based on corpora available through Korp. Attempts are being made to align generated exercises with CEFR proficiency scales ( The actual users, however, may not know their level when they start working with the exercise generator. It is therefore important (and user-friendly) to offer some sort of placement/diagnostic test for those who may need it.

Some examples of existing diagnostic tests for vocabulary are:

Problem description

The aims of this work are the following:

  • to study literature on diagnostic testing for different language skills and competences that are relevant for the CEFR;
  • to find out about other ‚Äúactors‚ÄĚ dealing with CEFR-based tests for Swedish, especially for placement/diagnosis; as a result, to suggest a format for a placement test for one or (better) a range of language skills and competences mentioned in the CEFR
  • to implement the suggested test(s) in the form of web services that can be embedded into L√§rka platform (+ eventually develop the user interface module for that). Here it would be interesting, for example, to see formats where free answers could be provided and scored
  • evaluate/test on users (language learners, teachers, linguists, etc.)

Recommended skills:

  • Python
  • interest in Lexical Semantics


  • Elena Volodina, Ildiko Pilan
  • potentially others from Spr√•kbanken
To the top

Page updated: 2016-11-15 11:10

Send as email
Print page
Show as pdf