Self-assessment of vocabulary and relevant language skills for evaluation purposes

Violeta Janulevičienė, Galina Kavaliauskienė

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Abstract

Learner self-assessment of linguistic performance has been lately used due to its potential to activate the process of learning. Self-assessment raises learner awareness of language use and leads to developing learner responsibility and autonomy. However, usefulness of self-assessment for evaluation purposes has been scarcely researched. This paper examines some aspects of learners' self-assessment for evaluation purposes at tertiary level Research focuses on self-assessment of English for Specific Purposes (ESP) vocabulary and some language skills relevant for vocabulary retention. Data on learner self-assessment are compared to actual results in tests. The analysis provided points to importance of self-evaluation in language acquisition and suggests practical implications of self-assessment for evaluation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)10-15
JournalSantalka = Coactivity: Filologija. Edukologija
Volume15
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2007

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Keywords

  • English for specific purposes
  • Self-assessment

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