ARCHIVED – An Examination of the Canadian Language Benchmark Data from the Citizenship Language Survey

Tracey M. Derwing, University of Alberta
Murray J. Munro, Simon Fraser University
Marlene Mulder & Marilyn Abbott, University of Alberta

In the summer of 2006, Citizenship and Immigration Canada requested a comprehensive analysis of an existing data set. Data for the pilot test were collected in six cities from immigrants who were waiting to take their citizenship test. Assessors administered the combined listening and speaking component of the Canadian Language Benchmark Assessment tool (CLBA). In addition, the participants provided demographic information on a wide array of variables. The chief purpose of this research was to examine the relationships between these variables and the language proficiency of the immigrants, as determined by the CLBA scores.

This document expresses the views and opinions of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official policy or opinion of Citizenship and Immigration Canada or the Government of Canada.


An Examination of the Canadian Language Benchmark Data from the Citizenship Language Survey
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