Linguistic competence and narrative competence in advanced L2 learners in an initial teacher education programme



Palabras clave:

language proficiency, linguistic competence, narrative competence, L2 development


Through an empirical observational quantitative-descriptive research method, this study aims at examining the level of proficiency of EFL learners with regard to oral L2 narrative production and compare these indicators to the level of linguistic proficiency measured by a formal standardised test, in the context of an English teacher education programme. The results suggest that the nature of the tasks presented in standardised exams and the administration conditions may have a negative impact on EFL learners’ narrative performance, revealing that there is a degree of divergence in the level of proficiency of EFL learners when producing L2 oral narratives in this context.


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