Language-aware examinations – of whom and how?

Coverbild: BWP 6/2019
Issue/Year (Volume) 6/2019 (48)
Page(s) 30-32

When considering how examination tasks can be formulated in a comprehensible way, attention normally focuses on persons who have learned German as a second language. However, native speaker candidates also benefit from assignments which are free from avoidable linguistic hurdles. This article states the reasons why the debate surrounding language-aware examinations is once again being pursued more vigorously and presents suggestions how examination tasks can be expressed in an understandable form without reducing the technical requirements.