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ERIC Number: EJ1081779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Sep
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1916-4742
The Role of Self-Assessment in Promoting Iranian EFL Learners' Motivation
Birjandi, Parviz; Tamjid, Nasrin Hadidi
English Language Teaching, v3 n3 p211-220 Sep 2010
During the last decade, increasing attention has been paid to the role of learner in the process of language learning and testing. Moreover, there is a general consensus in the literature that motivation is one of the key learner characteristics. The objective of this study was to explore the role of journal writing as a self-assessment technique in promoting Iranian EFL learners' motivation. The participants were 60 intermediate students in two groups. The particular self-assessment technique used in the experimental group was journal writing. At the beginning and end of the semester, both groups took a language proficiency test to ensure their homogeneity, and completed a questionnaires regarding motivation. The results revealed that writing journals in a regular base had a role in promoting the learners' motivation.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Iran
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