Self-assessment in second language teaching: journals


  • María José Martínez Azorín



Revistas, Enseñanza de la lengua, Aprendizaje de la lengua, Segunda lengua, Autoevaluación


This paper stresses the importance of self-evaluation in the second language class today, and in particular, the advantages of having students keep a regular journal. Taking the methodological framework offered by the Communicative Approach to Language Teaching as a starting point, this essay discusses the dynamic interdependance of purpose, methodology and evaluation within the curriculum. In this sense, formative or ongoing evaluation becomes one of the most practical assessment techniques for controlling our students' progress as well as the effectiveness of our teaching program. Self-evaluation has a number of additional advantages related both to the affective implication of students in introspecting about their learning processes and to students' participation in class management. The essay goes on to discuss the characteristics of a particular self-assessment technique: journals.


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Martínez Azorín, María José. 1991. “Self-Assessment in Second Language Teaching: Journals”. Alicante Journal of English Studies / Revista Alicantina De Estudios Ingleses, no. 4 (November):91-101.