Coactivity: Philology, Educology / Santalka: Filologija, Edukologija, Vol 15, No 4 (2007)

Self-Assessment of Vocabulary and Relevant Language Skills for Evaluation Purposes

Violeta Janulevičienė
Galina Kavaliauskienė


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.

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Article in: English

Article published: 2011-04-15

Keyword(s): ESP vocabulary; self-assessment; evaluation

DOI: 10.3846/coactivity.2007.29

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