Metalinguistic Awareness Tests
in European Languages
What's MATEL?
The MATEL project is in its half-way to completion. One of the already validated tests, the Test d'Habiletés Métalinguistiques n°3 (THAM-3), is now part of a book to be published these days (see the Publications section). This is a valuable tool for educators, psychologists and researchers who would like to help their students develop a high level of metalinguistic awareness.


Metalinguistic abilities are undoubtedly one of the major factors behind high level academic performance.The MATEL project aims, on the one hand, at developing and validating tests that measure metalinguistic abilities in several European languages, namely French, German and Spanish, which would add up to the already validated and extensively used original Italian version. On the other hand, it aims at designing didactic instruments for first and second language teachers in order to promote the development of metalinguistic abilities and their assessment.

The outcome of this European funded project is twofold. Not only will it offer a wide range of teaching and assessment tools in different languages yet based on the same construct, but it will also widen the research possibilities for academics concerned with metalinguistic awareness.


A European Commission-funded project, Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency (EACEA), Lifelong learning

Project number 543277-LLP-1-2013-1-IT-KA2-KA2MP


Dernière mise à jour | 2015-02-20