Charles University, Department of Education (CZECH REPUBLIC)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2019 Proceedings
Publication year: 2019
Pages: 5074-5083
ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.1263
Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain
The literature focused on language learning show that self-assessment for non-native learners is much more difficult than the native speakers. According to Blanche (1988), self-assessment accuracy is a condition of learners’ autonomy.

In this respect, learners need to know what their abilities are, how much progress they are making and what they can or cannot do with their skills acquired. According to Wallace (1991), self-assessment is one of the key practices to develop EFL learners’ self-awareness and autonomy in learning.

In this regard, foreign language learners can be disadvantaged since they are not always able to compare their learning progress to native speakers.

According to Black and Wiliam (1988), a study that used interviews as a strategy, produced a better picture of teachers’ perceptions which differed from other studies in their assessment strategies. Furthermore, they claimed that many teachers’ model of problem-solving and of effective reasoning always requires improvement by supports of a theoretical framework within which to interpret the evidence provided by students and by a model to which to direct them in the development of their own self-assessment criteria.

Different teaching, learning and assessment strategies have been used to improve learners’ self-assessment skills, (e.g. Paris and Paris, 2001). These strategies include: reflection activities, use of rubrics, setting learning targets.

This literature review aims to develop a model showing different self-assessment tools and strategies and mapping them into learners’ improving language skills. To reach this aim we identify assessment strategies and tools which contributes more to specific learners’ skills in self-assessment of their learning process of English as a foreign language.
Self-assessment, EFL (3), self-evaluation strategies.