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Mats Oscarson

Professor emeritus

Mats Oscarson
Professor emeritus
+46 31 786 2455

Room number: B3 372
Postal Address: Box 300, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 41120 Göteborg

Department of Pedagogical, Curricular and Professional Studies (More Information)
Box 300
405 30 Göteborg
Fax: +46 31 786 2244
Visiting Address: Läroverksgatan 15 , 411 20 Göteborg

About Mats Oscarson

My main research interests are language education, foreign language testing, and learner self-assessment of language ability. Some of the major research and development projects in which I have been involved are the Swedish national evaluations of achievement in the secondary and upper secondary school (coordinated by the National Agency for Education, Stockhom), the Modern Languages Projects (Council of Europe), and DIALANG -Diagnosis of Language Ability (European Commission and Council of Europe). In 1996 I was awarded a Research Fellowship at the National Foreign Language Center, Johns Hopkins University, Washington D.C., and spent six months there conducting research into language assessment. Teaching assignments abroad include organization of and participation in teacher training seminars and MA level courses in England, Portugal, Latvia, and Mozambique, mostly in the fields of English as a foreign language instruction and educational measurement.

I have written extensively on the subjects of language education and language assessment (for a representative sample of titles, see Urval av publikationer on this page) and have also authored – and co-authored – a range of teacher materials and language textbooks. I am a member of the Editorial Board of two scholarly journals: SYSTEM, An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics (Elsevier) and Language Assessment Quarterly (Lawrence Erlbaum). Since 2005 I am an expert member of the European Association for Language Testing and Assessment (EALTA).

Recent research projects

See "Senaste forskningsprojekt" (above) on this page.

Association with other research networks:

See "Länkar till forskningsmiljöer och projekt" on this page.

language education, language testing, language assessment, student self-assessment, national evaluation of curricular goals

Latest publications

Framing foreign language education - a European approach
Mats Oscarson
Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH), Journal article 2019
Journal article

Some European Language Education and Assessment Initiatives – A Retrospective View
Mats Oscarson
The 1st International ASEAN-English Language Teaching Conference, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 15-17 March 2018, Conference contribution 2018
Conference contribution

Minnen från studenttiden vid Göteborgs universitet
Emin Tengström, Britta Olinder, Martin Fritz, Allan Svensson, Mats Oscarson et al.
Göteborg, Seniorakademien vid Göteborgs universitet, Book 2018

Student vid Göteborgs universitet under ett turbulent 1960-tal
Mats Oscarson
Minnen från studentiden vid Göteborgs universitet , Göteborg, Seniorakademien vid Göteborgs universitet, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Mats Oscarson, Mall Stålhammar
Personliga tillbakablickar över ämnesområden vid Göteborgs universitet. Ämneshistorisk dokumentation vid Göteborgs universitet, Del III, Göteborg, University of Gothenburg, Chapter in book 2015
Chapter in book

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DIALANG, A Diagnostic Language Assessment System for Adult Learners
Ari Huhta, Sari Luoma, Mats Oscarson, Kari Sajavaara, Alex Teasdale
Common European Framework of Reference for Languages: Learning, Teaching, Assessment. Case Studies, Chapter in book 2002
Chapter in book


Learner self-assessment of language skills: A review of some of the issues
Mats Oscarson
The British Council/IATEFL Special Interest Group Symposium, Gdansk, Poland, 18-20 September 1998 (IATEFL Testing Newsletter), Faversham, UK, IATEFL TEASIG, Conference paper 1998
Conference paper


Conditions for Assessment in Vocationally Oriented Language Learning
Mats Oscarson
Conditions for Assessment in Vocationally Oriented Language Learning”. I G. Egloff och A. Fitzpatrick (utg.), Languages for work and life: the Council of Europe and vocationally oriented language learning (VOLL) (s 55-65). Council of Europe, Strasbourg, 1997, Strasbourg, Council of Europe Publishing, Chapter in book 1997
Chapter in book

Self-assessment of foreign and second language proficiency
Mats Oscarson
The Encyclopedia of Language and Education, Review article 1997
Review article


A National Evaluation Programme in the Swedish Compulsory School: Assessment of Achievement in Foreign Languages
Mats Oscarson
System–An International Journal of Educational Technology and Applied Linguistics, Journal article 1995
Journal article


Item Response Theory and Reduced Redundancy Techniques: Some Notes on Recent Developments in Language Testing
Mats Oscarson
Foreign Language Research in Cross-Cultural Perspective, Amsterdam, John Benjamin, Chapter in book 1991
Chapter in book


Self-assessment of language proficiency: Rationale and applications
Mats Oscarson
Language Testing, Journal article 1989
Journal article


The Performance of English and Swedish Students on a Standardized Test in English: A Validation Study
Mats Oscarson
Language Testing Update, Department of Linguistics, Lancaster University, UK , Magazine article 1987
Magazine article



Europarådets språkprojekt
Mats Oscarson
Språknytt, Magazine article 1982
Magazine article

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