Nina Bechtiger

Research interests

  • School based foreign language learning
  • Intercultural competence

Research projects (collaboration)


Innovative forms of assessment

In-depth study on competence-based assessment of receptive skills


01.2016 - 12.2019

If the aim is to measure how well learners can actually use a foreign language, then competence-oriented testing with near-authentic tasks is the method of choice. There is, however, a need for renewal in the design of such test tasks, especially...


Evaluation of Foreign Language Teaching in Central Switzerland

Commissioned by: Bildungsdirektoren-Konferenz Zentralschweiz (BKZ)


10.2014 - 11.2015

This project was dedicated to measuring students' compentences in French in the skills listening, reading, speaking and writing by the end of primary school as well as by the end of the 8th class. In order to compare results, the 8th-class...