A study conducted in German post-DESI EFL classrooms
2. Aims and objectives
So far the practical aim of this dissertation has been justified by the portrayal of official DESI study results (cf. chapter 1). In an attempt to find out whether DESI findings concerning “grammatical language awareness of English” also hold true in the specific context of this dissertation, two data collection tools were designed, a teacher and a student questionnaire.4 One of the major goals of these questionnaires was to find out to what extent teachers and students confirm or refute DESI findings.
In addition to the questionnaires, the “grammatical language awareness” part of the official DESI study5 was conducted in the two 9th grade EFL classes which had answered the questionnaires and took part in the pilot study (cf. chapter 4) as well.
The following sections focus on the triplet of teacher and student questionnaires, as well as the implementation of parts of the DESI test, thereby putting the findings made by the official DESI test in the scope of this dissertation.
2.1 DESI within the scope of this dissertation
Before teachers’ and students’ perspectives on the results of the official DESI test are portrayed, some background information on the sample groups is provided in the next section.
2.1.1 Sample groups
As for the students, the sample consisted of two 9th grade learner groups (9b and 9c) with a total of fifty-five students (9b: 13 female and 14 male; 9c: 17 female and 11 male) who...
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