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Assessing Multilingualism at School

  1. Guus Extra,
  2. Ton Vallen

Published Online: 5 NOV 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781405198431.wbeal0038

The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics

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Extra, G. and Vallen, T. 2012. Assessing Multilingualism at School. The Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. .

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 NOV 2012


In this entry, the focus is on assessing both the home- and the school-language repertoires of multilingual school populations in a context of increasing cultural and linguistic diversity of societies and schools—due to processes of globalization and migration.


  • globalization;
  • language in the classroom;
  • second language acquisition;
  • assessment;
  • ethnicity;
  • multilingualism